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Body donation, Varicocele - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   iam Dr.xxxx
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Doctor :   Hope you understood
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User :   may i ask have you ever herd of dr van hagen
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   German anatomist i feel
Doctor :   I cant comment on that
Doctor :   Do try anyway
User :   you ever seen his work
Doctor :   No not personally
User :   ok may i ask during medical students dissecting me will my body be a mess
Doctor :   No never
Doctor :   Every thing will be done under supervision
User :   may i ask i have paine in my left testical when i went to gp he sent me for ultrasound which showed exses fluid in the sack around my testical would this make the vains go blue black colouer on my scrotum this side
Doctor :   if it is vascular in origin, veins will be prominent
Doctor :   getting a doppler ultrasound would be helpful
User :   the vains on my left side of my scrotum allways are blue black col
Doctor :   ok
User :   y is this and y do i get swelling and paine
Doctor :   a varicocele on that side could be a possible reason, getting a doppler ultrasound would be helpful in identifying it
Doctor :   the pain and swelling could be resulting due to th engorged veins.
User :   what varicocele
Doctor :   varicocele is a term used for engorged testicular veins. it causes pain, swelling and also infertility if severe.
User :   ok sowhats engorged vaines
Doctor :   swollen veins due to blood in them
User :   so what do thay meane by fluid in my sack that serounds my testical this side ?
Doctor :   the description they gave you for fluid in the sac surrounding testes is called hydrocele
Doctor :   and the veins affected due to it is called varicocele
Doctor :   you can discuss about these two with your treating doctor in your next visit
User :   can it be treated
Doctor :   it can be treated. effective and permanent treatment is surgery
User :   would what you described be the reason i get bad lower back paine and stomac paines ??
Doctor :   it could cause stomach pain and back pain to some extent, but not severe or incapacitating
Doctor :   you will have more testicular pain
User :   yes i do and it hurts to touch my testical
User :   may i ask what surgary would thay do
Doctor :   then you should aim to get it resolved soon by opting for surgery.
Doctor :   it is a complex surgery they do, to drain the fluid and close the sac
Doctor :   and microscopy assisted surgery for varicocele
Doctor :   to correct the veins involved
Doctor :   since they can be microscopic
User :   what will happen if untreated long turm
Doctor :   it is a microscopy assisted laparoscopic surgery
Doctor :   the swelling will increase causing more debilitating pain and infertility
Doctor :   if left untreated
User :   ok i like to thank you for all your help bye fornow
Doctor :   ok. thanks for consulting me. bye for now
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