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Doctor what is the symptoms of varicocele?Can it be treated how does it feels like when we have this problem?Plz justify

Doctor what is the symptoms of varicocele?Can it be treated how does it feels like when we have this problem?Plz justify

Harmless: A varicocele is like varicose veins in the scrotum and is harmless. They're due to faulty valves that allow the veins to enlarge. There should be no symptoms with these veins which require no treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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I am not sure if i'm having varicocele or other symptoms , my right testis seems loose and sagging alittle too much?

Probably nothing : Your symptoms do not sound like a varicocele but if you feel that something is abnormal, you should see a physician or other health care provider and may need referral to a urologist. ...Read more

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Is there any health relates risks if you ignore your variococele? Also does varicocele and testicular cancer have the same symptoms. Thank you :)

Is there any health relates risks if you ignore your variococele? Also does varicocele and testicular cancer have the same symptoms. Thank you :)

Sperm production: Varicocele may raise the temperature of the scrotum and affect sperm production. Sperm production requires lower temperature than usual body temperature. Testicular cancer does not have any specific symptoms other than a lump in the scrotum. It would be prudent to consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Big varicocele on left testis, since my symptoms on left testis have gotten worse, my right testis also began to get some discomfort/pain? pls explain

Big varicocele on left testis, since my symptoms on left testis have gotten worse, my right testis also began to get some discomfort/pain? pls explain

Suggest ultrasound: Approximately 90% of varicoceles are left sided and 10% are bilateral. Treatment is varicocelectomy or nonsurgical intervention with embolism of varicocele. Ultrasound is best method of defining presence of varicoceles. You probably should have if not already ultrasound exam to determine etiology of pain.Ultrasound also defines other etiologies of scrotal pain. ...Read more

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Big left varicocele cause pain in right testis, and also have discomfort pain above right testis, when i lye on back symptoms on both testis decrease?

Big left varicocele cause pain in right testis, and also have discomfort pain above right testis, when i lye on back symptoms on both testis decrease?

Less pressure supine: Bilateral discomfort may be due to bilateral varicoceles(10%), 90% occur on left side. Dilated veins in scrotum compose varicocele.Veins from left internal spermatic vein is 8-10 centimeters longer than right. Increased pressure in the upright position causes less drainage and more pain. Fewer valves in the left spermatic vein than right.90% varicoceles ...Read more

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I have recently had a varicocele embolisation, how long will it take to see results e.g time for the varicocele to significantly reduce in size?

4-6 weeks: post-tissue infarction via embolization slowly causes the tissue to involute and shrink over a few weeks, at which time you'll clinically observe an improvement... ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a varicocele embolization undone (i.e. remove the coil)? If so, are there any risks?

Is it possible to have a varicocele embolization undone (i.e. remove the coil)? If so, are there any risks?

Varicocele: In general no, it is not feasible to remove the coil from a small vessel such as the spermatic vein. I think the larger question is, why would you want to have it removed? ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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