I have what I am assuming is a varicocele near the bottom of my right testicle. It looks like a spongy blue vein floating between the testicle and scrotal skin. It's difficult to get ahold of and only usually appears when I'm in warm water, but sometimes is not visible at all. Evidently this is rare and a very bad sign, as it could signal various kinds of tumors. I'm waiting to go in for an ultrasound, but in the meantime can barely function due to worry. I've also had a recurring dull pain in my left flank, which of course, is very relative and more cause for alarm.Does this always mean there is a cancer of some sort? From what I've read it seems the case and most of these tumors appear to be a death sentence.
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 38
Thanks for your question. If I don't respond to you immediately, it is because I am either in the OR or traveling. I WILL get back to you ASAP.While right sided varicoceles can be an indication of possible kidney cancer, this is certainly not always the case. In fact, this kind of kidney cancer is rare, especially at your young age. Men can have varicoceles on either side commonly with no cancer problems at all. You should see a urologist to have an ultrasound on the kidneys and scrotum for further evaluation. Hope this helps.
Specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology
Is the fact that my urinalysis and lack of any other kidney-related symptoms relative?
No, this has no relation to your varicocele.
Sorry, I meant in relation to possible kidney cancer - that my urinalysis was normal and I don't have other symptoms such as blood in urine, weight loss, etc.I also have a pain in the back of my knee that extends to my foot, but they may just be a muscular injury....
None of this is related to kidney cancer either. Your back pain is likely nerve or muscle pain.