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I have had some enlarged veins in the testicles for a while

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hi I have had some enlarged...
hi
I have had some enlarged veins in the testicles for a while
No pain or any kind of discomfort. Any idea? Could it have anything to do with a vasectomy i had years ago?
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Urology
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Urologist: DrRussMd, Board certified internist replied 1 year ago
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Hi

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
a picture?
Urologist: DrRussMd, Board certified internist replied 1 year ago

They might be normal veins

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Urologist: DrRussMd, Board certified internist replied 1 year ago

or are you talking internal

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
inside the sac
Urologist: DrRussMd, Board certified internist replied 1 year ago

That is called a varicocele.

Many men have them.

Not anything to do with the vasectomy.

As long as they are not painful, no treatment needed.

Or, if they are lowering sperm count and that is a concern, then they might be corrected surgically.

Please click a positive rating.

Come back as needed.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
can they interfere with an erection at all
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
they feel like little worms in a way... so weird
what causes them?
Urologist: DrRussMd, Board certified internist replied 1 year ago

That is exactly what they feel like.

They are simply dilated veins.

Probably genetic.

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