For years I have had enlarged veins all over the outside of my scrotum. They tend to bulge in spots like a weak wall in a garden hose and rupture if irritated in any way. I have read about a vericocele which is a cluster of veins on the inside of the scrotum (which I can not detect in any way), but have yet to see the problem I am describing discussed, which involves vacose veins on the surface of the scrotum. What causes this problem and what can I do to correct this it.
A scrotal ultrasound can be obtained to determine if there are further enlarged veins within the scrotum. The ultrasound can also determine if the surface veins are thrombosed.
A surgical procedure can be considered to correct the symptoms. If the ultrasound does not show significant disease, it may be possible that conservative therapy is appropriate.
I would have these symptoms looked at by a urologist.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
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