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2011-06-22 07:33:50

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- As many as 15 percent of men have varicoceles, masses of enlarged and dilated veins in the testicles. There is new evidence that varicoceles, long known to be a cause of male infertility, interfere with the production of testosterone -- a crucial hormone to maintaining men's health. Researchers discovered microsurgery that can increase testosterone levels in men with varicoceles. "Varicoceles are a much more serious problem than previously thought. Low testosterone...

2011-06-16 21:20:36

Research led by NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell also shows that surgery for the condition can increase testosterone levels; findings have wide implications for clinical practice As many as 15 percent of men have varicoceles, masses of enlarged and dilated veins in the testicles. There is new evidence that varicoceles, long known to be a cause of male infertility, interfere with the production of testosterone -- a crucial hormone to maintaining men's health. There is good news too:...

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2008-07-23 11:29:56

A minimally invasive treatment for a common cause of male infertility can significantly improve a couple's chances for pregnancy, according to a new study published in the August issue of Radiology. The study, conducted at the University of Bonn in Germany, also found that the level of sperm motility prior to treatment is a key predictor of success. "Venous embolization, a simple treatment using a catheter through the groin, can help to improve sperm function in infertile men," said lead...


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