How are Varicoceles diagnosed?
Urologists often check for varicoceles with the patient standing. You may be asked to take a deep breath, hold it, and bear down while your urologist feels the scrotum above the testicle. This technique is known as the “Valsalva manoeuvre.” It lets your urologist find any enlarged veins.
Your urologist may order a scrotal ultrasound test. Ultrasound uses sound waves to make a picture of what’s inside your body. Signs of varicoceles on ultrasound are veins that are wider than 3 millimetres with blood flowing the wrong way during the Valsalva manoeuvre. The ultrasound can also show the size of the testicles. These are useful in deciding treatment options. An ultrasound isn’t needed if problems are not felt during the physical exam.
I might be suffering from a varicocele, what should I do next?
If you are suffering or suspect that you are suffering from varicocele, we advise you too book an appointment see a specialist Urologist/Andrologist.
Because Varicocele can have various degrees of severity and can affect you sperm health it is important that a comprehensive evaluation is carried out.
Our doctors extensive experience diagnosing and treating of varicocele and our clinic is an international referral centre for patients suffering from the condition. During the consultation, your doctor will examine you and your medical history thoroughly, establishing a tailored diagnosis and help you to treat this.