Varicocele

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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Will varicocelectomy improve sperm count?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with bilateral varicocele grade II and III. My urologist recommended microscopic varicocelectomy after reviewing my test results. I am 32 years old and all of my blood test results, including hormones were in the normal range. However, my semen analysis showed that t...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your semen concentration is very much within normal limits. You have not mentioned the morphology and motility in detail. As far as I know microsurgical varicocelectomy should be done only when two parameters are affected. Either the count and motility are low or count an...  Read Full »

I have varicocele but it does not hurt. Is varicoceles linked to infertility?

Query: Hello doctor, I have varicocele. It does not hurt or anything, and I never actively tried to impregnate a woman. So I do not have any idea if I am producing proper sperm but are varicoceles linked to infertility? I took a home sperm test, and I saw a faint line come back positive.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq The varicocele is one of the cause of infertility. It can decrease sperm count. So rather than doing home test I suggest you get checked your semen analysis in nearby pathology or andrology laboratory. You can revert back with reports once done. Hope I have answer...  Read Full »

Kindly answer my questions regarding varicicele grade 2.

Query: Hello doctor,Diagnosed with varicocele grade 2. I have a lot of queries. Can it be treated? Will varicocele affect my sexual life? Will it lead to infertility (what are the percentages of chances) or is it controversial? Will sexual activity complicate my varicocele? Should I avoid sexual intercours...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Varicocele needs operation is two cases only. If it causes too much discomfort or pain or as a treatment of infertility. Not every varicocele causes infertility or problem in sexual life. Only if infertility occurs then varicocele treatment is needed. There is no fix...  Read Full »

I have varicocele. Is there a way to control it by yoga?

Query: Hello doctor, I have the right varicocele, which is 4 mm in size due to which I have very mild pain in the right testis. Do you think this can be treated by yoga in any way or if yoga can help in controlling this?  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Fitness Expert, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, you need to undergo examination and need to take medicine for the immediate arrest of the problem. You can try yoga asanas like suryanamaskar, bridge pose, straight leg raising, dhanurasana in a slow manner. Deep breathing exercises and pranayam can hel...  Read Full »

Will varicocele in testicle cause male infertility?

Query: Hello doctor,I have pain in left testicle. So, my doctor sent me for an ultrasound and varicocele was observed. He said everything is fine and it will go with medications. The medications he gave me are Zenflox Oz, NAC-SR 100 and Pantogen 40. When I reached home, I started researching online about v...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. Well, there is about 4 % possibility of infertility in people with varicocele, but usually, it is seen in people with bilateral varicocele. So, I do not think you should worry. Just take meds. If you are still concerned, do a semen analysis...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of testicular cancer and how it differs from varicocele?

Query: Hello doctor, What are the difference in symptoms in testicular cancer and a varicocele?  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Testicular cancer will have painless testicular lump, swelling of scrotum, swollen lymph nodes, or weight loss. Varicocele will have infertility dragging testicular pain, lump or swelling above testis in spermatic cord. Best to differentiate between two is ultrasound...  Read Full »

Ultrasound shows a thickened spermatic code on both sides with trace hydrocele. Why?

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


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

How to increase sperm count?

Query: Hi doctor, My sperm count is low; it has dropped from 18 million to 3 million within a period of five months time. I have been diagnosed with bilateral varicocele. I have consulted three urologists. The first doctor advised me to go for ART (artificial reproductive technology) second one prescribed...  Read Full »


Dr. Gopinath

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I am aware that you are suffering from severe oligozoospermia (oligospermia). After four days of abstinence, please repeat the semen analysis. Even after repeating the tests, if the sperm...  Read Full »

What can be done for erectile dysfunction with grade 1 varicocele?

Query: Hi doctor,My T hormone is 157 dl and prolactin is 22. My sperm is 28 million and normal morphology. The scan showed normal testis size but grade l varicocele both sides but I have erection dysfunction and no sensation in my penis.  Read Full »


Dr. Saurabh S Pandya

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your serum testosterone levels are on the lower side. But the semen analysis is good. So do not take hormone replacement now. If you take testosterone supplementation, chances of decreased sperm count are there. Grade one varicocele does not require treatment unless it ...  Read Full »

Please suggest some treatment for testicular pain.

Query: Hello doctor, About a week ago, I started feeling some dull ache in my right testicle and the scrotum area. The pain radiates to my right leg also like cramps. It is like sore scrotum. The pain usually comes and goes, especially during riding bike, sitting in office and laying down on my sides. I do...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please relax and do not worry. This pain you are getting is because of varicocele. It is a typical dragging pain, which occurs in varicocele. I suggest the following medicines. Please consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. Tablet ...  Read Full »

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