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What Is Varicocele
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's....: It's done via an inguinal incision, usually under microscope, to explore the spermatic cord so to identify, isolate, transect, and resect spermatic veins (2-5 variably), resulting in eliminating its dilation and pressure hoping to improve semen sperm quality for infertility and relieve its related pain. Detail? Ask doc. It's usually considered as a minor ambulatory surgery. ...Read more
Here is...: I assumed you probably meant varicocele phlebolith, not urolithiasis. Urolithiasis denotes stones forming inside urinary tract - kidneys, ureters, ; bladder. Phlebolith indicates stone formed inside vein, usually at its valves as the phlebolith commonly seen in pelvic veins in imaging study, which carries no practical weight in clinical care. So, i assumed stones similarly forms inside varicocele. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes varicocele?and which cases require surgery?and what is the infleunce on the infertility
Lack of vein valves: between testis and heart resulting in back pressure effect on spermatic veins in scrotum when erect. Surgical indications are scrotal discomfort, pain, infertility due to lack of or progressive diminution of motile sperm, giant varicocele in adolescence in anticipation of possible infertility or cosmesis. Most common cause of correctable male infertility due to low count or lack of motile sperm ...Read more
Here are...: Learn how to do testicular self-examination like women performing breast self-exam. Varicocele is an inborn venous valve defect in spermatic veins, resulting in the dilation of pampiniform venous plexus above testis, usually on left side. Usually, do nothing with it. But at need for male infertility, its related pain/sx as clinically suspected and judged, and its related slow growth of testis... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: Varicocele occurs in 15-20% of men but in 35-40% of men evaluated for infertility. Most of them are asymptomatic, i.e., feeling nothing. If feeling something, that is some achy feeling & pressure after a long standing, but quickly relieved after lying flat for a while; so men with symptomatic varicocele feel dull ache / pain / pain in the afternoon, but feel relieved at waking up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here it is ...: Varicocele embolization is done exactly like performing venogram of inferior vena cava to reach the opening where testicular vein drains into left renal vein or inferior vena cava on the right one, & interventional radiologist deploys coil + occluding substance so to eliminate gravitation pressure down to varicocle. The available studies claimed its outcome as favorable as micro-varicocelectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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