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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

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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

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What is the root cause of varicoceles?

What is the root cause of varicoceles?

Here are some...: Varicocele is not associated with using pot/weeds, but is venous valvular dysfunction like that to cause varicose veins in lower legs. ...Read more

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What is varicocele?

What is varicocele?

Varicose veins: A varicocele is varicose or dilated veins in the scrotum or spermatic cord. These are more common on the left and are due to the absence of valves in the spermatic veins. Infertility may be a problem in 15% of men with varicocele but not all men with varicoceles will be infertile. ...Read more

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What is a varicocele?

Varicocele is ...: Varicocele is an inborn spermatic venous valve disorder, manifesting its various degree along life, resulting from venous valve defect failing to keep up one-way central drainage toward heart, just like the varicose veins in the lower legs in many women and men. ...Read more

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How can I treat varicocele?

Options: Not all varicoceles need to be treated. Reasons to fix a varicocele would be symptoms (pain), infertility (common finding with infertile men), and adolescents with testicle atrophy. Treatment options include open surgical repair including microsurgical approach (with use of microscope), laparoscopic varicocelectomy or percutaneous embolization typically performed by a radiologist. ...Read more

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How did I get my varicocele?

How did I get my varicocele?

Not known : Mostly docs believe varicoceles start forming in puberty from faulty valves in the scrotal veins. The blood backs up and causes the veins to swell and become blocked. Nothing you did caused them. Like varicose veins in your leg. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/varicocele/ds00618/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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Could stress cause varicoceles?

Could stress cause varicoceles?

NO: This is an issue of the valves in the veins not working properly. ...Read more

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What can I do for my varicocele?

What can I do for my varicocele?

Get it checked.: A varicocele is generally a benign condition caused by dilatation of the pampiniform plexus of spermatic veins. They usually occur on the left side. If there are no symptoms, dull ache, pain, or sense of fullness, usually nothing needs to be done. Minor pain can be conservatively managed with scrotal support & nsaids. Severe pain or infertility can be treated surgically by ligation of the vessels. ...Read more

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What is the cause of varicocele?

Vericocele: The idiopathic varicocele occurs when the valves within the veins along the spermatic cord do not work properly. This is essentially the same process as varicose veins, which are common in the legs. This results in backflow of blood into the pampiniform plexus and causes increased pressures, which on rare occasion can lead to permanent damage to the testicular tissue due to disruption of normal supply of oxygenated blood via the testicular artery. ...Read more

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What can be done for a varicocele?

Varicocele: Most common therapy for varicocele is a varicocelectomy either through an open approach or a laparoscopy. Alternatively, embolization of a varicocele can also be performed as well. The basic concept is a disruption of the venous back flow to the testicle. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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