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Collection of veins in testicle

Dear friends,

I underwent an inguinal groin hernia surgery (right) In July 2003, It was a cut-open surgery and since then things have been quite good, I have been playing active sports, etc. But in Jan 2010, when i was lying down with my 1 year old kid, he just kicked my stomach with a vehement force. After that happened, I developed severe pain in the right testicle and also had symptoms of hernia. I initially thought of a possible recurrence, but the doctors ruled that out. I was asked to undergo a scan of my groin and testicle, and it too came out negative, The doctor said, we should not rush and should wait for 3 months. Now i am seeing a collection of veins over the top of my right testicle, which when i touch move all over the testicle, I dont have any such thing in the left side, though it appears once in a week in the left testicle as well. But it is always present in the right testicle, I again met a GP, and he says nothing to worry. But i feel so much of dragging feeling and irritation, I dont even want to get up and walk. I have a slipped disc as well, and I am not in position to do excersises regularly because of the fear of aggravating my hernia/testicle more. I asked the doctor whether my condition is varicocele or hydrocele, he says it is neither. He says such colleciton of veins happen from time to time.. I dont really undestand what is happening with me... Kindly advise.

A point of note: When i had the hernia for the first time in 2003, i had no issue with testicles before and after the surgery.

Ram, Singapore
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replied March 6th, 2010
A varicocele is a collection of enlarged veins within the scrotum, which based upon your description, would appear to be a possibility in your case (since I cannot examine you, however, I cannot offer you a specific diagnosis).

Perhaps your doctor could refer you to a Urologist for a consultation.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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