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Do varicoceles need treatment?

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Not all varicoceles require treatment. It’s mostly done if:

There are no meds to prevent varicoceles. If yours hurts, the doctor may tell you to take ibuprofen for the pain.

  • You’re in pain.
  • You have problems fathering a child.
  • You’re a boy whose left testicle is growing smaller than the right.

From: What Is a Varicocele? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Varicocele: Diagnosis & treatment,” “Varicocele: Symptoms & causes.”

Urology Care Foundation: “How Are Varicoceles Treated?” “More Information,” “What Are Signs of a Varicocele?” “What Are Varicoceles?” “What Can I Expect After Treatment?”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 01, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Varicocele: Diagnosis & treatment,” “Varicocele: Symptoms & causes.”

Urology Care Foundation: “How Are Varicoceles Treated?” “More Information,” “What Are Signs of a Varicocele?” “What Are Varicoceles?” “What Can I Expect After Treatment?”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 01, 2017

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