Varicose veins in the groin in men
01 mar 2021
Varicose veins in the groin in men
Varicose veins in the groin in men and varicocele: differences between diseases and who to contact for help?
The expansion of superficial veins can have different localization and be the result of various diseases, the treatment of which is the lot of such specialists as vascular surgeons, phlebologists, urologists and proctologists.
Often, men are faced with such a problem as the occurrence of varicose veins in the groin area, which can proceed completely asymptomatically, causing only aesthetic discomfort. This condition can be caused by several different diseases.
Firstly, according to the results of epidemiological studies, approximately every 5th adult male has dilated veins of the pampiniform venous plexus of the left spermatic cord, which patients notice as dilated veins in the region of the left half of the scrotum. In the vast majority of cases, the treatment of this disease (called VARICOCELE) should be handled by urologists.
Extremely rarely, in the case of recurrent occurrence of these veins, it is possible to conduct deeper examination methods, including tomography of the left renal and testicular veins, followed by intervention on the latter, which may require the help of endovascular surgeons. Men should definitely seek help from specialists on time, as complications such as testicular atrophy and male infertility can occur.
At the same time, in case of occurrence of varicose veins in the groin area with localization on the inner and upper third of the thigh or suprapubic region, patients should definitely contact a phlebologist for an ultrasound duplex scan with diagnostics and determination of a further treatment plan. In most cases, the cause is VARICOSE VEINS.
In addition, the occurrence of varicose veins of this localization may be a consequence of past deep vein thrombosis, especially in the case of concomitant edema of the lower limb and other signs of POST-THROMBOTIC DISEASE.
Since this problem does not cause discomfort in men for a long time (for example, pain syndrome) and can cause shyness (due to the delicate localization zone of dilated veins), cases of delay in seeking qualified help are quite frequent. As a result, a frequent reason for contacting a specialist is the occurrence of complications, in particular thrombophlebitis (which is very dangerous in this area due to the proximity of deep veins). Definitely, it is better to contact a qualified vascular center for early diagnosis in order to avoid such serious problems in the future.
The Angiolife Vascular Center has accumulated extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of various forms of diseases of the veins of the lower extremities. At the stage of PRIMARY DIAGNOSTICS, it is mandatory to perform an ultrasound examination of the deep and saphenous veins of the small pelvis and lower extremities to identify the cause of the disease. This method is completely painless and harmless, since ultrasonic waves do not harm health, but enable the doctor to obtain important information and visualize the vessels in the area of interest.
In rare cases (after a thrombosis), more detailed visualization of the vessels with computed tomography may be required, as well as a certain range of tests to detect a tendency to thrombosis (for example, hereditary thrombophilia or antiphospholipid syndrome).
In the future, if a problem is identified, an INDIVIDUAL TREATMENT AND PREVENTION PLAN is created, which includes conservative therapy (the use of compression underwear and drugs that increase vein tone) and surgical treatment to eliminate the cause of varicose veins in the groin area. Also, if necessary, the specialist will suggest a suitable method of treatment, which may include ablation (sealing or sealing of the enlarged vein) using sclerotherapy, bioglue, laser or radiofrequency exposure. These procedures are completely outpatient (no hospitalization) and do not require general or regional anesthesia (narcosis or spinal anesthesia). After the treatment, the patient can return to the usual way of life on the same day and visit the clinic several times in the future for follow-up visits. The importance of correcting risk factors (for example, a sedentary lifestyle or static exercise during sports) is explained to each patient individually, and preventive measures are developed to prevent the recurrence of varicose veins. For treated veins in our center, patients receive a lifetime guarantee.
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