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Is it possible to have a varicocele embolization undone (i.e. remove the coil)? If so, are there any risks?

Is it possible to have a varicocele embolization undone (i.e. remove the coil)? If so, are there any risks?

Varicocele: In general no, it is not feasible to remove the coil from a small vessel such as the spermatic vein. I think the larger question is, why would you want to have it removed? ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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I have recently had a varicocele embolisation, how long will it take to see results e.g time for the varicocele to significantly reduce in size?

I have recently had a varicocele embolisation, how long will it take to see results e.g time for the varicocele to significantly reduce in size?

4-6 weeks: Post-tissue infarction via embolization slowly causes the tissue to involute and shrink over a few weeks, at which time you'll clinically observe an improvement... ...Read more

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What is the root cause of varicoceles?

What is the root cause of varicoceles?

Here are some...: Varicocele is not associated with using pot/weeds, but is venous valvular dysfunction like that to cause varicose veins in lower legs. ...Read more

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What is a varicocele?

Varicocele is. ..: Varicocele is an inborn spermatic venous valve disorder, manifesting its various degree along life, resulting from venous valve defect failing to keep up one-way central drainage toward heart, just like the varicose veins in the lower legs in many women and men. ...Read more

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How did I get my varicocele?

How did I get my varicocele?

Not known: Mostly docs believe varicoceles start forming in puberty from faulty valves in the scrotal veins. The blood backs up and causes the veins to swell and become blocked. Nothing you did caused them. Like varicose veins in your leg. See
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/varicocele/ds00618/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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Could stress cause varicoceles?

Could stress cause varicoceles?

NO: This is an issue of the valves in the veins not working properly. ...Read more

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What is the cause of varicocele?

Vericocele: The idiopathic varicocele occurs when the valves within the veins along the spermatic cord do not work properly. This is essentially the same process as varicose veins, which are common in the legs. This results in backflow of blood into the pampiniform plexus and causes increased pressures, which on rare occasion can lead to permanent damage to the testicular tissue due to disruption of normal supply of oxygenated blood via the testicular artery. ...Read more

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What to do if I might have varicocele?

Treatment: 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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How to check if you have a varicocele?

Not easy: Unfortunately this is a little difficult to do on yourself, if you do not know what to feel for. Even teaching young doctors and residents it can take a while to teach them how and what to feel for. Best to see your doctor who can perform a proper examination. The good news is most varicoceles are not a problem unless you have symptoms associated with it. Sorry this wasn't more helpful. Good luck ...Read more

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Can I die from varicocele if I ignore it?

Can I die from varicocele if I ignore it?

No: A very benign condition sometimes causing male infertility, and sometimes causing mild pain or a heavy feeling in the scrotum. ...Read more

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How does varicocele occur or what causes it?

Faulty venous valves: Between testis & major blood vessels allowing a column of blood to exert back pressure on delicate spermatic veins within scrotum. Varicocele can drain normally when subject is lying down which removes cause of back pressure. Veins enlarge to become varicose. Urologists have best & most reliable results if subject wishes to get rid of the problem. Biased intervention radiologists may disagree! ...Read more

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I think I have a varicocele. What should I do?

I think I have a varicocele. What should I do?

Do nothing...: Do nothing as long as being comfortable without its related pain and having no concern for male infertitility. ...Read more

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What are the causes of varicocele and how can it be treated?

It's. ...: It results from congenital venous valve defects inside spermatic veins, occurs to 10-15% of men, and requires no rx except for occasions concerning poor sperm/semen quality for infertility, its related pain, or poor testicular growth in children. So, no rx is needed usually. ...Read more

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Is a varicocele curable?

Is a varicocele curable?

Varicocele: There is surgical treatment for a varicocele. This was done more commonly in the past as it was believed to reduce fertility in the patient. Urologists do fewer of these procedures today, and many men who have varicoceles have normal sperm counts and proven fertility. Pain, discomfort, swelling would also be a reason for surgical removal. ...Read more

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What's varicocele embolization?

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 more

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What is varicocele surgery like?

What is varicocele surgery like?

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

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Can varicocele cause hypogondism?

Can varicocele cause hypogondism?

Infertility: Varicocele can prevent growth of testicle on affected side. Right testis usually grows normally because varicoceles are usually only on the left, however a few are bilateral and both testes can be small, combiation of varicocele and small testis or testes is a very strong indication to have varicocele corrected if subject wishes to maintain or achieve maximal fertility potential. ...Read more

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What is a varicocele embolization?

What is a varicocele embolization?

A way to block...: Varicocele embolization is an innovative means to treat voricocele at need with injecting embolizing coil + sclerosing agent to induce proximal level at spermatic vein entering left renal vein performed by interventional radiologists, so to cause blocking spermatic vein and in time, collapsing varicocele, with a claim of improving semen quality and pregnancy rate. ...Read more

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What is a varicocele embolization?

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 more

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Can varicocele affect the inferlity?

Yes!: 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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Varicocele surgery, what can I expect?

Always ask surgeon: It's a surgeons responsibility to describe the any procedure or operation beforehand also all benefits ; risks. Wonder why ur having this surgery at age 49, this is unusual. Too late to affect fertility ; varicoceles usually don't cause much discomfort. Surgery can be done via laparoscope (my preference), open microsurgery at neck of scrotum or open abdominally through a hernia type incision. ...Read more

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What is embolization of the varicocele?

Varicocele embo: Varicocele embolization is the plugging of the gonadal vein or veins causing the varicocele. Through a tiny incision, a catheter is directed into the gonadal vein, and using coils and/ or particles, the vein (s) are plugged, redirecting blood flow to other healthy pathways.

http://www. Sirweb. Org/patients/varicoceles/. ...Read more

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Can testicular varicocele be dangerous?

No: Can be associated with infertility, but certainly not dangerous. ...Read more

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What is a varicocele embolization like?

A form of its Rx...: Varicocele is common and usually requires no rx. Occasionally, varicocele needs to be treated for its related pain or infertility. Options include open varicocelectomy by urologist or mini-invasive embolization by interventional radiologist. Today, open microscopic varicocelectomy is most commonly used and effective, and embolization for varicocele has become almost historical. Detail? Ask doc... ...Read more

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What to do if I have varicocele surgery?

Here are some. ..: Nowadays, varicocelectomy is preferably done through inguinal incision under microscopic magnification usually as an outpatient with very low rate of complications and good result under experienced hands. ...Read more

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Can bilateral varicocele affect erection?

Can bilateral varicocele affect erection?

Rarely, if ever: There is emerging evidence that varicoceles may be a cause of low testosterone levels and low testosterone levels have been associated with erectile dysfunction (although it is typically not a common cause of ed). ...Read more

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What causes teratospermia and varicocele?

Debatable: The theory is that increased temperature of the testicle causes problems with sperm development. Our experience has been that unless a varicocele is very large, repair seems to make no difference and often worsens the semen parameters. Very little is known about sperm development and health. Sorry we don't have more answers in this area. Good Luck ...Read more

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How does his varicocele impair fertility?

See a dcotor: It may or may not. A urologist, or many good primary docs, could help sort out whether his is a problem or not. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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