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Topic: Varicocele


In the News (Wed 21 Aug 19)

  
  eMedicine - Varicocele : Article by Wesley M White
A varicocele is a dilatation of the pampiniform venous plexus and the internal spermatic vein.
Varicocele is a well-recognized cause of decreased testicular function and occurs in approximately 15-20% of all males and in 40% of infertile males.
Scrotal examination for varicocele should be a facet of the standard urologic physical examination because of the potential for varicoceles to cause significant testicular damage.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic2757.htm   (4446 words)

  
 IVF Procedure - In Vitro Fertilization and PGD - Chicago Infertility Specialist - Varicocele
Varicocele is the presence of enlarged or dilated veins in the blood vessels of the scrotum.
It is estimated that varicoceles are present in about 20% of the normal fertile male population and up to 40% of an infertile population.
Varicocele and In Vitro Fertilization - IVF and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection -ICSI
www.ivf1.com /varicocele   (812 words)

  
 Varicocele - urologychannel
Varicocele is a mass of enlarged and dilated veins that develops in the spermatic cord within the scrotal sac.
The sudden development of varicocele in an older man may indicate a retroperitoneal tumor blocking the spermatic vein, although this is quite rare.
Approximately 40% of infertile men have a varicocele and among men with secondary infertility—those who have fathered a child but are no longer able to do so—prevalence may be as high as 80%.
www.urologychannel.com /varicocele/index.shtml   (407 words)

  
 Varicocele   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A varicocele is a collection of dilated veins around the testicles, similar to varicose veins of legs.
Men with varicoceles may notice a heavy, dragging, aching feeling in the scrotum "ball sack" at the end of the day.
Varicocele is not a problem for those who had given birth to child, they can even prepare for surgery as a trial.
www.homeomiracles.com /Index/Male/Male_article/Varicocele/Varicocele.html   (551 words)

  
 Men's Health - Men's Health Line - Varicocele
Varicocele tends to occur in young men between puberty and the age of 35.
Varicocele can be harmless, but it may also lead to testicular atrophy (shrinkage) or fertility problems.
It is a must to consult a doctor for diagnosis since symptoms of varicocele may be similar to those of more severe diseases, such as testicular cancer.
www.hkmenshealth.com /eng/healthline/varicocele.asp   (331 words)

  
 Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery
Varicoceles are abnormally dilated testicular veins (pampiniform plexus) of in the scrotum, which is normally secondary to internal spermatic vein reflux.
Varicocele is found in approximately 15% of the general population, 35% of men with primary infertility and in 75-81% of men with secondary infertility.
Varicoceles are defined as dilations of veins of the pampiniform plexus, which are believed to be caused by incompetent valves of the internal spermatic veins.
www.maleinfertility.org /new-varicocele.html   (4829 words)

  
 Varicocele -- Patient Information
A varicocele is a swelling or lump that surrounds the testicle in the scrotum.
Varicocele is caused by a knot of varicose veins, similar to varicose veins found in the legs, and occurs when the vein that drains the testicle becomes abnormally expanded with pooled blood.
A varicocele is generally first noticed in males between puberty and 35 years of age, especially near the end of adolescence.
www.pamf.org /patients/varicoceles.html   (450 words)

  
 VARICOCELE VARICOCELE UROLOGICAL SPECIALISTS STAFF ABINGTON PA USA
A varicocele is a dilation of the pampiniform plexus - the veins that drain blood from the testicle.
Varicoceles vary in size - some large varicoceles are actually visible beneath the surface of the scrotal skin.
A varicocele may also lead to testicular atrophy (impaired growth) and thus the testicle on the side of a varicocele may be smaller than its contralateral mate.
www.abingtonurology.com /varicocele.html   (964 words)

  
 Varicocele
If the doctor suspects a varicocele, he or she might confirm suspicions by using a stethoscope to hear the blood flowing backward through the faulty veins or might even use an ultrasound, which can identify malfunction of the veins and also measure blood flow.
A varicocele is usually harmless and more than likely won't affect a guy's ability to father a child.
Varicoceles are generally harmless, but if there is any pain and swelling the doctor may prescribe an anti-inflammatory medication to relieve it.
www.kidshealth.org /teen/diseases_conditions/sexual_health/varicocele.html   (973 words)

  
 VARICOCELE
A varicocele is thought to occur because of the greater distance that the main vein from the left testicle travels inside the body (compared to the vein from the right testicle) before emptying into its respective kidney vein.
As a varicocele is thought to increase the temperature of the testicle, this instrument may be used to help detect an early varicocele, before it has become an apparent swelling on the testicle.
If a man with a varicocele is seeking treatment with his partner for difficulty in conceiving a baby, then, depending on the couple’s circumstances — and especially whether or not any other causes of the infertility have been diagnosed — a doctor may want to discuss repair of the varicocele.
www.mydr.com.au /default.asp?article=3851   (994 words)

  
 Center for Male Reproduction - Varicocele
Left-sided varicoceles are found in 85% of men with this problem and a right-sided varicocele is seen in 15%.
Repair of the varicocele is indicated when the couple has documented infertility with normal or potentially normal female partner but a male with one or more abnormal semen parameters and the presence of a varicocele on physical exam.
Repair should be done when a varicocele causes testicular pain or discomfort or there is a significant discrepancy between the size of the two testicles.
www.malereproduction.com /14_varicocele.html   (1163 words)

  
 Healthopedia.com - Varicocele
A varicocele is the enlargement of the network of veins that drain the testicle in males.
Varicoceles are linked to infertility in males 20 to 40% of the time.
However, a large varicocele on the right side that appears suddenly may indicate a mass such as an enlarged lymph node or testicular cancer.
www.healthopedia.com /varicocele   (322 words)

  
 Varicocele
If the doctor suspects a varicocele, he or she might confirm suspicions by using a stethoscope to hear the blood flowing backward through the faulty veins or might even use an ultrasound, which can identify malfunction of the veins and also measure blood flow.
A varicocele is usually harmless and more than likely won't affect a guy's ability to father a child.
Varicoceles are generally harmless, but if there is any pain and swelling the doctor may prescribe an anti-inflammatory medication to relieve it.
kidshealth.org /teen/sexual_health/guys/varicocele.html   (969 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Varicocele
A varicocele is a widening of the veins along the spermatic cord.
Varicoceles are often the cause of infertility in men.
The testicle on the side of the varicocele may be smaller than the one on the other side.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001284.htm   (623 words)

  
 varicocele repair- varicocele surgery
A Varicocele is a network of tangled blood vessels (varicose veins) in the scrotum.
Some complications of varicocele surgery, such as hydrocele (fluid around that testicle) and infection are virtually unheard of after embolization.
A varicocele only needs to be fixed when it causes pain, shrinkage of a testicle, or when it is associated with male infertility.
www.varicoceles.com /faq.htm   (648 words)

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