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Could a urine test detect things like varicocele etc?

Could a urine test detect things like varicocele etc?

No reason for it: Test for a varicocele by standing up and feel your left scrotum. Varicocele feels like a "bag of worms" this is more pronounced if you valsalva squeeze abdomen against your diaphragm whilst holding your breath. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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Is it a clear difference between both testis sizes due to varicoceles? What test confirms the shrinkage of testicles due to varicoceles?

Is it a clear difference between both testis sizes due to varicoceles? What test confirms the shrinkage of testicles due to varicoceles?

All men and Testes: All men's testes are different sizes. There is one more dominant than the other. This is a vital thing to know as you age in to the age risk for testicular cancer and when you do your monthly testicle checks. Varicoceles are incidental to this discussion. ...Read more

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Hello i went to the uorologist he did a test on my testicle and asked for an ultra sound and said that I have varicocele type 1 what does this mean?

Hello i went to the uorologist he did a test on my testicle and asked for an ultra sound and said that I have varicocele type 1 what does this mean?

Varicocele: It means you have a fluid filled scar from a previous injury in the tubing between the testicle and prostate gland. This is very common. ...Read more

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I have done varicocele surgey aweek ago .When do I start to have sex or play gym again like before? And the pain in my left tests still not gone

I have done varicocele surgey  aweek ago  .When do I start to have sex or play gym again like before? And the pain in my left tests still not gone

Varicocele: The discomfort and venous engorgement caused by varicocele takes many weeks to resolve after the ligation of the veins. As far as physical activity, you should ask your surgeon. The restrictions depend on approach/technique used and incision size and closure technique. ...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?

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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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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