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Rare: This is a rare complication <1%. Can be sudden and painful occuring in the first few days. You get +++swelling. Many urologists will suggest surgical drainage to speed up recovery, but waiting for your body to absorb the blood is an option too... Though you might get frustrated with this. Take it easy and use ice for the first few days after vasectomy to decrease the risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tubes on both sides from testicle to prostate that carry sperm made by testicles are brought out through a small skin puncture in the scrotum and either cut, tied, burned or clamped. Simple procedure, cost effective and usually with minimal side effects. Low failure rate. Clinic procedure, done in office with local anesthetic to skin. Minimal down time. A very ...Read more
Probably ok, but ...: If it's a nonmagnetic clip its ok. If it can be magnetized it distorts the MRI magnet field and may cause streak artifacts or local heating safety problems. The only sure way to know is to look it up the specific clip and check with its manufacturer or manufacturer's literature. It may be listed on www.mrisafety.com which lists many surgical clips, some are safe, others conditional or unsafe. ...Read more
Does spermatic cord lipoma removal, lead to potential hydrocele formation? I just underwent a varicocelectomy
It may.: infrequent but a known issueGet a more detailed answer ›
What is the most effective treatment for post vasectomy pain? Spermatocelectomy and epididymectomy.
Vasectomy in 1996.
Depends on severity: Usually, we recommend simple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory therapies like Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) to be taken on an as-needed basis. If the pain is constant, make an appointment with the urologist or physician who performed the procedure. They may order an ultrasound to evaluate the anatomy. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not at all: Should have or have had no effect. ...Read more
Here are some ...: In experienced professional mind, awareness, & alert, a detailed history pertaining to the onset, degree, duration, interval, and progress of testicular pain in association with possible voiding Sx plus physicals & timely tests such as urinalysis with/without scrotal US will be reasonably easy to pinpoint their diagnoses. In fact, most times, imaging studies are not practically needed despite its ...Read more
Blocking flow: Varicoceles are caused when the valves that prevent backflow in the spermatic vein fail, causing the veins of the scrotum to dilate because of high pressures. Embolization destroys the spermatic vein (which cannot be repaired), allowing collateral veins with functioning valves to take over the flow and normalize the pressures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scrotal pain: This question can't be answered properly on this forum. I recommend that you seek immediate medical attention to ensure that you don't have torsion. Torsion is time-sensitive and can only be diagnosed by physical exam and either a scrotal ultrasound or testicular scan. Seek immediate medical attention is my best advice to you. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more
May be hydrocele ...: How long ago did you undergo varicocelectomy, and how was it done? These may potentially affect the current size of scrotum. This procedure would not make testicle bigger; instead, it may make testicle smaller if testicular artery is inadvertently severed. The common reason for "huge" testicle is hydrocele, which is fluid filling up the space between scrotal wall & testis. So, ask Doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See answer: 1) ~15-20% of males have a varicocele; most common on left side; almost always asymptomatic requiring no treatment; except can be associated with infertility in small % especially if testicular size is small. 2) testicular microlithiasis: ~5% of males; asymptomatic requiring no treatment except regular self-exam for testicular mass because of weak association with testicular cancer. See urologist. ...Read more
Had testicular cancer in left testicular. & testicular removed. Yesterday diagnosed hydrocele in right testicular. Will it become a testicular cancer?
Different entities: I'm glad the original testicular cancer is history. If you've had a good imaging study and there's no testicular cancer on the right, i would not worry about the hydrocele -- these are extremely common. You're correct to believe that a second primary in the opposite testis is somewhat more common than random chance. Ask your physician about banking sperms. Good luck. ...Read more
Possibly: Men who have both testes undescended in inguinal canal will almost definitely be infertile. However most men with a single fully descended testis are fertile, even if the opposite testiscle is in the inguinal canal. ...Read more
Slight: Increased risk is primarily with intra-abdominal udts. Most quoted risk in literature for intra-abdominal udts is 1:15 or 4%. Risk cancer in low inguinal udts is minimal. Risk for high inguinal is inbetween. 1 in 6 patients who have unilateral udt ; develop testicular cancer have it in the descended testis. Advise all undescended testes be brought down far enough to be palpable in case of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer