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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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What to do if I am 17 and I have varicocele in left testicle, is there any way to treat it without surgery?

What to do if I am 17 and I have varicocele in left testicle, is there any way to treat it without surgery?

Varicocele: Once a varicocele develops there is no treatment other than surgery. If there is pain , discomfort or decrease in size of testicle then I would recommend surgery ...Read more

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33 year old male. Diagnosed with varicocele in left testicle at age of 18. How serious could problems with reproduction and fertility be?

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 a 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

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A varicocele (in left testicle) can worsen for not having sex or masturbation for 8 months?

A varicocele (in left testicle) can worsen for not having sex or masturbation for 8 months?

VARICOCELE: This has no effect. It happens on the left because if the venous drainage on the left. The valves are not working to keep the venous blood going in the right direction. ...Read more

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What to do if i might have a varicocele in my left testicle?

What to do if i might have a varicocele in my left testicle?

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

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I think i may have a varicocele in my left testicle. I have a slight uncomfortable feeling on the left side. Would this lead to infertility?

Possibly: 40 % of men with infertility have a varicocele as the cause. Often, the discomfort is associated with exertion (eg lifting/straining). Best to get a scrotal ultrasound without and with valsalva maneuver. Surgery would be the best tx option if confirmed by us. ...Read more

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Ultrasound report on my scrotum/testes shows that i have microliths and varicocele on my left testicle pls help. Dr. Said only surgery can cure this?

Ultrasound report on my scrotum/testes shows that i have microliths and varicocele on my left testicle pls help. Dr. Said only surgery can cure this?

Watch, wait, and see: All the described findings from US are incidental and deserves just a watch since they bear no clinical significance to most of the men. More? Seek evaluation and counseling, or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login - using sudio/ video goes faster and learns more. Best wish... ...Read more

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Can i masturbate after 3 days of a varicocele surgery on my left testicle?

Can i masturbate after 3 days of a varicocele surgery on my left testicle?

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 or at neck of scrotum. U probably wouldn't feel like it if U had surgery via open trans-abdominal surgery ...Read more

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Can i masturbate after 3 days of a varicocele surgery on my left testicle? It will damage anything if i masturbate now ? Im 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

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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

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I think possibly have a varicocele. i feel on my left testicle nerves. lots of nerves. feel discomfort. i can not sit well. what should i do?

"Bag of worms": A varicocele is dilated blood vessels in the scrotum, and may be uncomfortable, which is usually only time intervention recommended. See Urologist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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I did varicocele surgery and i still fell warms on my left testicle?

I did varicocele surgery and i still fell warms on my left testicle?

Probably normal: If you had the surgery within the last week or so, this is probably a normal part of the healing process. Make sure to follow up with the surgeon that did the operation as well to make sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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2 days ago i did varicocele surgery And i still feel warms on the cord if my left testicle It is normal Dr ?

2 days ago i did varicocele surgery 
And i still feel warms on the cord if my left testicle 
It is normal Dr ?

Yes: Inflammation after any surgery takes few days to subside so it is probably normal. Unless it's progressively getting worse, more painful or you are having fever then contact your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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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.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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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

Testicles (Definition)

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


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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