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Dr. Warren Foster
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Varicocele (Definition)

Varicose spermatic cord veins within the scrotum. Usually left sided & due to absent or faulty venous valves between testis and major vessels permitting beack pressure effects on spermatic veins. Can cause infertility in some, but mostly of no consequence. Best treated by urologist if associated with pain which is rare, or there is an ...Read more


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Had left testicular removal in 2007 due to testicular cancer and now diagnosed hydrocele in right testicular. What is the safe effective treatment ?

Had left testicular removal in 2007 due to testicular cancer and now diagnosed hydrocele in right testicular. What is the safe effective treatment ?

See below: A scrotal ultrasound will confirm a diagnosis of hydrocele. While this can be corrected with a relatively simple outpatient operation, if it is not really hurting or bothering you in any way, i would advise against it. All surgery, no matter how "minor", can have complications, and in your case, this is the only testicle you have left, and is the only thing making testosterone and sperm! ...Read more

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Does having left inguinal hernia surgery cause a varicocele?

Does having left inguinal hernia surgery cause a varicocele?

It can: If the pampinaform plexus are injured during the repair, it can manifest as a varicocele. This happens infrequently, but not a detrimental occurrence. ...Read more

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Found in scrotal us: left side testis vein are mildly dilated but having pain and swelling on right testis vein for the last 8 months.

Found in scrotal us: left side testis vein are mildly dilated but having pain and swelling on right testis vein for the last 8 months.

Abnormal ultrasound: While the radiologist is reporting an abnormality of the vein (on the unaffected side), it seems clear that he doesn't know what it indicates. It just a finding, and not a diagnosis. I would basically call this ultrasound report negative or normal. You will have to consider other causes of your pain--may be benign, chronic, idiopathic orchalgia, a well known condition with no clear cause. ...Read more

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Microsurgical inguinal varicocelectomy (grade III). Large, left, hangs below testicle. What is the prognosis for complete reabsorption?

Microsurgical inguinal varicocelectomy (grade III). Large, left, hangs below testicle. What is the prognosis for complete reabsorption?

Good Prognosis.: While the traditional varicocoelectomy operation has a recurrence rate of as much as 25%, the microsurgical technique has a recurrence rate of only 1% or less. ...Read more

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Have bigVaricocel on left testis, have mild pain in right for over a month, 3 urologist find nothing, could pain be causd by varicocele in left testis?

Have bigVaricocel on left testis, have mild pain in right for over a month, 3 urologist find nothing, could pain be causd by varicocele in left testis?

No: Left varicocele will not cause right testicular pain. A small indirect right inguinal hernia will cause right testicular pain.A doctor can check that with a physical exam by inserting his or her finger into the right inguinal ring area and asking you to cough. There may also be a different cause of the right sided pain. Talk to your doctor,not necessarily the urologist.Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a large varicocel on left testis cause discomfort/slight pjain above right testis?Can the swelling on left push to the right testis and cause pain

Can a large varicocel on left testis cause discomfort/slight pjain above right testis?Can the swelling on left push to the right testis and cause pain

Yes: The answer is yes to both your questions about large lt.varicocele.See a urologist for treatment.You are 17.I don't know what the legal age is in Denmark but I would guess you need to get your parents involved.Good luck. ...Read more

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Scrotal & abdo aching pain both sides. Swollen testis veins. Uvsound shows no Varicocele, torsion, epididymis, UTI or kidney/appendix infection. What?

Scrotal & abdo aching pain both sides. Swollen testis
veins. Uvsound shows no Varicocele, torsion, epididymis, UTI or kidney/appendix infection. What?

Testicular pain: You have ruled out the big ticket items so that is good! For pain and swelling, just take Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs for pain and could also take Benadryl at night 25-50 mg /night for the swelling. If it persists, see Urology MD. Welcome to Healthtap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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How can a big left sided varicocele(grade 3) increase pressure to right renal vein and cause some pain in right testis? (anatomical question)

How can a big left sided varicocele(grade 3)  increase pressure to right renal vein and cause some pain in right testis? (anatomical question)

Unlikely: Varicoceles are common in adolescents 7-15 %. 95% occur on the left side only. This condition is usually without symptoms of discomfort. A grade 3 varicocele may be considered for repair as they can lead to low sperm counts and infertility. If your symptoms are on the right side you should see a PCP or urologist to assess further ...Read more

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Left cysts of the epididymis, hydrocele, varicocele and inguinal lymph nodes on the left side. Could be related?

Could be: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, inflammation causes lymph nodes. Infection, trauma or other disruption of the testes can cause any of these, so, being related to each other seems possible. ...Read more

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Can a large varicocel on left testis cause discomfort/slight pain above right testis? can the swelling on left push to the right testis and cause pain

Can a large varicocel on left testis cause discomfort/slight pain above right testis? can the swelling on left push to the right testis and cause pain

Varicocele: A left sided varicocele will only cause pain and symptoms on the left side of the scrotum. Any discomfort you are experiencing on the right is not related. ...Read more

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Treatment for painful testis and upper abdomen?

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Treatment for painful testis and upper abdomen?

Diagnose first...: No rx should be given before diagnosis. So, please collect the intensity, duration, ; interval of pains with their detailed sequence of event, then bring them to doc for review, analysis, more history, physicals, and tests as needed so to deduce and arrive at a reasonable DX for proposing possible rx. For more healthy low-risk living, go to www.Formefirst.Com to explore how-to... ...Read more

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Mild right varicocoele, minimal left hydrocoele, tiny cyst in the right epididymis found in u/s. Hypochondriac of testicular cancer. What should I do?

Mild right varicocoele, minimal left hydrocoele, tiny cyst in the right epididymis found in u/s. Hypochondriac of testicular cancer. What should I do?

Lets treat Hypochond: You have to trust your test results and your treating doctor. If you do not, then we need to treat your hypochondriasis. Testicular cancer is not a subtle condition. It will produce a growth in the testicle which you can feel with your hands (bigger than the other testicle) and ultrasound will show it up easily. So just relax, think of better things to do than worry(you should wait to worry!). ...Read more

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One year of unresolvd penile and left testis pain and discomfort. Left testis feels smaller, cant feel left epididymis properly. Why? Use doxycycline.

One year of unresolvd penile and left testis pain and discomfort. Left testis feels smaller, cant feel left epididymis properly. Why? Use doxycycline.

Urology: may be epididymitis or low grade orchits resistant to doxy. Ask you physician about a course of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or any quinolone Rx. I suggest that 1 year is too long and you will need tight urological follwup and testicular ultrasounds coupled with antibiotic Rx. ...Read more

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Compression of left iliac vein as crossed by right iliac artery. Could this be cause for a left sided varicocele? Could it cause testicular pain?

Venous compress: Will, lead to increased collaterals. Even more if DVT occurs. The pampiniform plexus is such a collateral. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Enlarged Testicular Veins (Definition)

This occurs in 15% of the adult population and is not typically visible until after puberty. It is almost always on the left side, and if seen on the right additional evaluation needs to be performed. It is more common in men with infertility and if treated ...Read more