Causes And Treatment Of Varicocele In A 17 Year Old Male?
I am 17 years old, I have an abnormality in the left testicle which is in the abdomen, not under the genitals. There is often swelling caused by enlarged veins above the testicles. How to deal with pain, and re-emphasize the swelling.
Thank you Karman for the question on the HealthReplies.com forum, varicocele is a swelling of the veins in the scrotum. Where this varicocele usually occurs more often in the scrotum on the left than in the scrotum on the right. In addition, usually in the condition of varicocele generally no symptoms are found, except for lumps that are shaped like worms. Although sometimes this can also be found pain, impaired fertility, or can arise testicular growth disorders. Regarding the condition where the testicles are in the part around the abdomen this can be a different situation, this condition can be a condition called undense testis. Where this condition is a condition where the testicles do not experience a perfect descent, so the testicles cannot be found in their place, but such as in the abdomen, groin, or other locations along the normal testicular descent pathway. Where this condition is closely related to several factors such as:
- low birth weight
- born prematurely
- multiple births
- exposure to the hormone estrogen in the mother in the first trimester
Testicular undescended conditions are often associated with an increased incidence of several other conditions, such as:
- testicular torsion
- testicular cancer
- hernia condition
Where some of these conditions can also cause a state of swelling and pain. Therefore, you should be able to check with the relevant specialist first so that a direct examination can be carried out to determine the cause before a related treatment can be given.
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