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Forum Name: Testicular Cancer

Question: Vein buildup above left testicle


 SamTheMan9988 - Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:33 pm

im not sure if this is where i should put this topic, but i am male, 19 years old and i have a mess of veins above my left testicle but not above the right, what could this be?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:56 pm

User avatar Hello SamTheMan9988,

If this mass is directly on top of the testis, you may be feeling the epididymus. This should be present on both sides, though.

There is another condition known as a varicocele that is a collection of dilated veins within the scrotum. Nearly always they form on the left. I would recommend you have your doctor evaluate this to see if this is what is going on.

Often, varicoceles are asymptomatic. They can present with some pain in the scrotum, infertility and occasionally testicular shrinking. If it is causing problems, a varicocele can be repaired surgically.

Best wishes.

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