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What are the symptoms of varicoceles?

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Varicoceles rarely hurt. You may not even know you have one until you or the doctor sees it.

If yours does cause pain, it might:

  • Switch from dull to sharp
  • Get worse when you stand or exert yourself, especially for a long time
  • Become more intense as the day goes on
  • Go away when you lie on your back

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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