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The enlarged vein in the scrotum is called varicocele and is the leading cause of low sperm quality and infertility. It can cause atrophy of the affected testes.

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Why do my reports state thicken spermatic code with hydrocele?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old man. As per an ultrasound report, some problems are traced. A thickened spermatic code, trace hydrocele, and early varicocele on both sides.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the ultrasound report you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please let me know what are your symptoms? Do you have lower abdominal pain? Please reply me answers of above-asked questions, so...  Read Full »

I have small, simple cysts in the left testicle. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing dull on-and-off pain in my right testicle and rarely dysuria for a month. I also experienced severe rectum pain for one day only but that has cleared now. I have undergone STD tests, a prostate exam, urine flow, and a urine culture test thrice which were all fi...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern and since all exams and reports are normal, this could be due to the inflammation of the prostate or irritation of some nerves which supply the testis area. I suggest you to consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the me...  Read Full »

I have a swelling in the right testicle. How do you treat this?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past week, I have felt a weird swelling inside the right testicle. It feels uncomfortable only if I touch it. Overall after working days, I have pulled down sensations. The overall condition did not affect peeing or sex part. A week ago, I felt like it had gone, however two days l...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is a varicocele which is dilated veins around the testis. The cause may be primary in 90 percent of the cases and secondary in 10 percent of the cases. It causes a dragging sensation and heaviness in the testis. An ultrasound scan of the scrotum diagnoses it. Pleas...  Read Full »

I have had 2 miscarriages and have a low AMH level. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had two miscarriages one year apart, five years ago. Initially, there was natural implantation but I had a miscarriage in the eighth week of my pregnancy. And, the second time I had an ectopic pregnancy. My AMH is 3.8 and my husband is suffering from low sperm motility due to varico...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. An AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) level of 1.05 ng/mL is considered as low. You have an AMH level of 3.8 ng/mL , which is actually sufficient. The low sperm motility of your husband is due to the varicocele. IVF (in ...  Read Full »

Can I join the gym three years after varicocele surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a type 2 varicocele three years ago. Later, I underwent through surgery and now, I have some mild pain over there but I also do yoga regularly without any stress or pain. Can I join gym as normal people do?  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, I have gone through your query. Minimal pain post varicocelectomy can occur, if it is bothering you too much, you can examine to see if there is a recurrence. There are no limitations on physical activities with this surgery, especially since...  Read Full »

Please help me understand my scrotum ultrasound results.

Query: Hello doctor, I conducted a scrotum ultrasound, I wanted to understand the report if it had any abnormalities. Varicocele or any other abnormalities. I am yet to get a full report from the laboratory just got images through the portal which will have summary values. I have done blood work everything...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Grade 1 varicocele as per ultrasound on the left side otherwise normal scan (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). Laboratory hormone levels are normal. Semen analysis is to be done. If the semen analysis is...  Read Full »

My husband has a varicocele. Can varicocele surgery help?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband who is the father of two children has zero progressive sperm motility. His sperm count is 160 million per milliliter, concentration 27 million per milliliter, and normal forms is 15 %. He consulted a doctor and was told that he has grade 2 to 3 varicocele. Is there any relat...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Yes, there is a relationship between varicocele and sperm motility. Varicocele is a condition in which the veins in the scrotum become enlarged, which can cause increased blood flow and heat in the testicles, leading to de...  Read Full »

My first radiologist found varicocele, but the second one gave it as normal. How?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 32-year-old male. I had a scrotal USG for three months. It said that I have a varicocele of grade 1 with a pampiniform vein size of 2-3 mm. When I consulted a doctor, he prescribed some medicine, and I had it. But, the dragging pain persists. Yesterday, again I had a USG of the scro...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the first radiologist found a mild form of varicocele and the second radiologist gave it as normal. If your pampiniform plexus measures 2-3 mm and with mild reflux, then it is borderline and the second ...  Read Full »

Does varicocele surgery cause any side effects?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old. I got a varicocele surgery two years back. Does the surgery cause any side effects? I am facing trouble in erection and premature ejaculation. I am also facing problem with passing urine (to start and empty). We are presently trying for a child through IUI. My presen...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Problems in erection with PE premature ejaculation and poor stream suggest prostatitis (inflammation of prostate gland). Please get a routine urine microscopic examination done along with ultrasonography of kidney, ureter and bladder (KUB) + prostate. A ...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with varicocele on my left testicle. How do I deal with it?

Query: Hi doctor, I need an opinion. A sonographer who does my testicle ultrasound suggested a varicocele on my left testicle. This is not on the surface of the testicle. Still, I circled in the picture where the veins or cords are. They are very hard pea size lumps and firm - I saw a urologist he was not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The hard, uncompressible, and round structures are sebaceous cysts in the scrotal wall or skin. The radiologist saw dilated veins on the cord inside the wall, which you can not see. But, of course, varicoceles are dilated vines and are compres...  Read Full »

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