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I have a right-sided varicocele in testicle. What is causing the varicocele?

I have a right-sided varicocele in testicle. What is causing the varicocele?

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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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Will a bilateral hydrocele, epididimal cyst, and varicocele on testicles go away on its on? Its really painful and aggravating

Will a bilateral hydrocele, epididimal cyst, and varicocele on testicles go away on its on? Its really painful and aggravating

Scrotal pathology: None of these conditions will go away on their own. Most varicoceles and hydroceles are not usually painful. An epididymal cyst can be painful due to inflammation of the epididymis. You need to have a consultation to determine which of these is causing your problem and the treat it accordingly. ...Read more

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My doctor said my varicocele in testicle doesn't need an operation, he said after examinating me that it's not important, despite my echodoppler confirm?

Benign: Varicocele is veins that are prominent.
Not a tumor or malignant and usually stays about the same over time. May even atrophy. But some risk if venous distress of testicle.
Work up, to, be sure no other reason for venous congestion. ...Read more

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Hey doctor i have some questions.First i want to ask you if i can get hernia from doing pull ups and second if you can get varicocele onboth testicles?

Possible: Hernia and varicocele go together at the inguinal canal. Can occur spontaneously or after straining, (any type). An examination with your doc or a local surgeon should make or confirm the diagnosis. Take a friend/family with you to appointment, imaging and/or surgery may be recommended. Be well. ...Read more

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Can a man with a big varicocele of the testicle still have children?

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 a in-person evaluation with an expert you trust. ...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?

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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Is it ever that a man with varicocele of the testicles still have children?

Is it ever that a man with varicocele of the testicles still have children?

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

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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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How effective is varicocele embolisation? How likely will it come back with embolization? Worth it for a small varicocele? Testicle atrophied alot.

Less than by surgery: Unusual for significant testicular atrophy from a small varicocele. Small varicocele essentially can not be palpated. It is at least medium size if you can feel it. Statistically results of spermatic vein ligation, either laparoscopically or by open surgery are better than by embolization. Hence, 2 reasons to consult a urologist, to diagnose cause of testicular atrophy & 2ndly regarding surgery! ...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?

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 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?

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

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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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Can varicoceles vein in my testicle affecting my testosterone?

Can varicoceles vein in my testicle affecting my testosterone?

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 past. Check w/your family doc to determine cause prior to starting therapy. ...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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Is it possible that a Varicocele can cause testicular death? Testicles are very small now, a little less than the size of a thumb.

No: Varicoceles are usually very benign. I suppose severe trauma may cause beeding. Alone, aside from some discomfort, very little trouble from V. The testis associated with a V tends to be smaller than the opposite one. The sperm prodution can be less in that testis
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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. James Lin
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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