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Varicocele

A varicocele is the swelling of the veins within the testicles (scrotum) which hampers the blood flow as these veins transport oxygen-depleted blood from the testicles. A varicocele surgery is done to remove these swollen veins. Find out more.

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Varicocele

A varicocele is the swelling of the veins within the testicles (scrotum) which hampers the blood flow as these veins transport oxygen-depleted blood from the testicles. A varicocele surgery is done to remove these swollen veins. Find out more.

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Condition

first condition

What is varicocele?

A varicocele is an enlargement of the veins that transport oxygen-depleted blood away from the testicle. A varicocele (VAR-ih-koe-seel) is an enlargement of the veins within the loose bag of skin that holds the testicles (scrotum).view more

How is it Diagnosed ?When to consult a Doctor?

Annual wellness visits for boys are important for monitoring the development and health of testicles. It is important to schedule and keep these appointments. A number of conditions could contribute to pain, swelling or a mass in the scrotum. If you experience any of these, see your health care provider to get a timely and accurate diagnosis.

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second condition

Condition

Condition one

What is varicocele?

A varicocele is an enlargement of the veins that transport oxygen-depleted blood away from the testicle. A varicocele (VAR-ih-koe-seel) is an enlargement of the veins within the loose bag of skin that holds the testicles (scrotum).

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Condition two

How is it Diagnosed ?When to consult a Doctor?

Annual wellness visits for boys are important for monitoring the development and health of testicles. It is important to schedule and keep these appointments. A number of conditions could contribute to pain, swelling or a mass in the scrotum. If you experience any of these, see your health care provider to get a timely and accurate diagnosis.

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Causes

  • transport of the oxygen-depleted blood from the testicle to the main testicular vein
  • One contributing factor may be the malfunction of valves inside the veins that are intended to keep blood moving in the right direction
  • When the oxygen-depleted blood gets backed up in the network of veins, they widen (dilate), creating the varicocele.

Symptoms

  • A dull, aching pain or discomfort is more likely when standing or late in the day.
  • A mass in the scrotum
  • Differently sized testicles
  • Infertility

Causes

  • transport of the oxygen-depleted blood from the testicle to the main testicular vein
  • One contributing factor may be the malfunction of valves inside the veins that are intended to keep blood moving in the right direction
  • When the oxygen-depleted blood gets backed up in the network of veins, they widen (dilate), creating the varicocele.

Symptoms

  • A dull, aching pain or discomfort is more likely when standing or late in the day.
  • A mass in the scrotum
  • Differently sized testicles
  • Infertility

When to undergo for surgery

The purpose of surgery is to seal off the affected vein to redirect the blood flow into healthy veins.

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Is the treatment covered under insurance?

Health insurances cover the cost of varicocele treatment. The limit on claim amount depends on your policy. Cashless or reimbursement depends on your policy, TPA and affiliations of the hospital with the insurance company.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In this procedure, a vein is blocked by essentially creating a tiny dam. A doctor specializing in imaging (radiologist) inserts a tiny tube into a vein in your groin or neck. A local anesthetic is used at the insertion site, and you may be given a sedative to reduce discomfort and help you relax. Using imaging on a monitor, the tube is guided to the treatment site in the groin. The radiologist releases coils or a solution that causes scarring to create a blockage in the testicular veins. The procedure lasts about an hour. Recovery time is short with only mild pain. You will likely be able to return to work in 1 to 2 days and resume exercise after about a week. Ask your radiologist when you can resume all activities.

If you have a varicocele that causes minor discomfort, but does not affect your fertility, you might try the following for pain relief: 1 ) Take nonprescription pain medicine, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others). 2 ) Support the scrotum by wearing an athletic supporter or snug briefs.

A varicocele that does not cause pain or discomfort — which is common — may be diagnosed during a routine wellness exam. It may also be diagnosed during a more complex diagnostic process for fertility treatment.