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Varicocele In Right Testicle
I have what seems to be a right-sided varicocele on my right testicle that is causing pain what can happen if untreated or does it need treatment?
Varicocele: Right sided varicoceles are quite unusual without having one on the left. You should make sure there is not something causing it inside your pelvis and that it is the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
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
First, get a good...: Examination to see if you indeed have a varicocele. If you have a varicocele, you might experience discomfort, or a "heavy" feeling in the left side of the scrotum. Varicoceles are associated with a higher incidence of infertility. A urologist could talk to you about surgery. ...Read more
Yes , possible: Enlarged veins can extend alone the spermatic cord Show to your doctor. ...Read more
Sometimes yes: The connection of varicocele and male sub-fertility is not entirely consistent: though some men with sub-fertility are helped by varicocele repair, a majority of men with varicocele never have fertility problems. Expert groups of urologists and res often disagree on specifics, so for a less general answer I recommend getting an in-person evaluation with an expert you trust. ...Read more
Here are some...: Varicocele happens to some 15% of men with 90% on the left and 10% on both sides. Anatomically, the almost vertically draining left testicular vein into left renal vein has been blamed for its common occurrence on left. Vast majority of cases pose no clinical significance. But for its sudden fast occurrence, one has to consider possible proximal obstruction by any enlarging retroperitoneal mass. ...Read more
Testicle volume is 5cc left and 6cc right. Is that normal for an adult? I do have a varicocele on the left side.
15-25 cm3: Testicular volume should range from 15-25 cm3. You'll should be tested for a sub-clinical right varicocele as ell. Regardless, testicular volume ranging from 5-6 cm3 is extremely low and would suggest severe dysgeneisi/mal-development. Should also be considered for genetic testing..... ...Read more
If a person have right side varicoceles then how long would it take testicle to shrink? Does it shrink in all cases?
Unknown: Varicoceles (swollen spermatic veins) are fairly common. They can be associated with discomfort, shrinkage (or "atrophy") of the testicle on that side. In some men with infertility and varicocele, repair may improve subpar semen parameters and fertility. However, in the absence of the above conditions, varicoceles do not necessarily require repair, as they may not lead to those problems. ...Read more
2 days ago I did varicocele surgery And i still feel warms on the cord if my left testicle It is normal Dr?
How to deal with varicocele? I have it in my left testicle. I am looking for an option? I don't want any operation
Is my testicle size normal? I have varicocele both side Right L 3.4, D 1.9, H 1.9 volume 6.7 Left L 3.3, D 1.8, H 1.7 volume 5.6 Measurements in cm.
Here are some...: The reported testicular size is on low end of normal value, but not necessarily clinically significant regarding testicular function in testosterone secretion and sperm production. So, it would be most beneficial for you to direct this very question to your urologist for more individual detail. ...Read more
What is the rush?: Am surprised UR in the mood so soon after surgery. Masturbation shouldn't be a problem 3 days after laparoscopic spermatic vein ligation (minimally invasive surgery for varicocele). Might be a bit traumatic if surgery was via scrotum or at neck of scrotum. U probably wouldn't feel like it if U had surgery via open trans-abdominal surgery ...Read more
Still possible.: A varicocele is a mass in the scrotum caused by defective valves in the testicular veins, which cause blood to pool, and the veins to expand. The pooling blood raises testicular temperature and affects testosterone and sperm production, which can affect fertility. Men can still have babies w/ this, but the odds are lower. Tx safely w/ varicocelectomy, ligation, or embolization. ...Read more
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
33 year old male. Diagnosed with varicocele in left testicle at age of 18. How serious could problems with reproduction and fertility be?
Varicocele: It is estimated that 15% of men have a varicocele that appears during puberty. Evaluation of male factor infertility identifies varicocele an in about 40 %. Obviously, 15% of men are not infertile! But some subset develops problems. Evaluation is needed if testicular atrophy of left testis occurs, if semen analyses have several parameters off, and sometimes when a man waits to have children later ...Read more
Can I masturbate after 3 days of a varicocele surgery on my left testicle? It will damage anything if I masturbate now?
I'm so worried Thanks Dr
No...: You may masturbate now if you're comfortable. Masturbation should not cause any undesirable adverse effects; so masturbate but don't fall victim to over indulgence and obsession, which surely harm people's life in time. More? Welcome to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter05.html. Best wishes to your health and happiness. ...Read more
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
Is it normal to have 1" length by almost 1/2" width left testicle?it's twice as small as the right. I had varicocele before. Could this cause low sperm
May be: Varicocele appears in 15-20% of men but in 35-40% of men concerning infertility. Varicocelectomy is indicated:: male infertility with poor sperm count, maturation, & motility, its related pain, & poor testicular growth in puberty/adolescence; its surgery may help improve sperm quality, but not always. But, was the testicular size discrepancy present before or after varicocelectomy? So, ask Doc. ...Read more
Can a very small varicoele cause discomfort when standing for long periods of time? I was told only big ones do, but i always get that heavy feeling on one testicle if I stand for a few hours. I have a grade one varicocele. Does this make sense/ normal?
Unusual & unlikely: Small varicoceles are not usually associated with discomfort. However, there are always exceptions to almost any rule. Treatment would depend upon how much this bothers you. Alternative is live with it & accept discomfort or sit down if this is possible. ...Read more
Not likely . . .: Varicoceles might affect sperm production by warming up testes but they won't affect testosterone production. If your pituitary isn't sending out enough lh, your t level might be low. Or if you've had trauma, injury (torsion) or infection (mumps orchitis) that damaged testes, your t level could then be lower than in the past. Check w/your family doc to determine cause prior to starting therapy. ...Read more
I had sex after varicocele surgery 10 days ago and my testicle is in pain when it is touched, Is this because of sex?
Here are some ...: I assumed, indeed, this question is pertinent to a man. But, some pain 10 days after surgery can be still expected but it's fine to wait and see as long as slowly but surely getting better day by day. As to if sex-related, only personal experience can tell, but if suspected, stop more sex and see. If still in doubt, see treating Doc timely. ...Read more
Doc said that pain in right testicle could be caused by big left varicocele putting pressure on it? How does this work?
Can varicoceles in left testicle cause discomfort about two inch below and about 2-3 inches to the left side of belly button?
Yes: It is possible to feel discomfort anywhere in the lower left quadrant down into the testicles. ...Read more
The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more
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
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