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What is varicocele?

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Varicocele is dilation of the veins above the testicle and is usually harmless. But sometimes varicoceles can affect your ability to have children or cause mild to moderate pain. If you have a bulge above your testicle, especially when you're standing or bearing down, tell your doctor.

From: Testicular Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Testicular Cancer." National Cancer Institute: "Testicular Cancer: Questions and Answers." Cummings, J. 2002. U.S. National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus: "Testicular Torsion;" "Epididymitis;" "Varicocele;" "Hydrocele;" and "Hernia." WebMD Feature: "Testicular Cancer: Self-Exams at Home." Walsh, P. 8th Ed., Elsevier, 2002. Mayo Clinic: "Orchitis."
Journal of Urology,Campbell's Urology,

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 11, 2017

SOURCES:  American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Testicular Cancer." National Cancer Institute: "Testicular Cancer: Questions and Answers." Cummings, J. 2002. U.S. National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus: "Testicular Torsion;" "Epididymitis;" "Varicocele;" "Hydrocele;" and "Hernia." WebMD Feature: "Testicular Cancer: Self-Exams at Home." Walsh, P. 8th Ed., Elsevier, 2002. Mayo Clinic: "Orchitis."
Journal of Urology,Campbell's Urology,

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 11, 2017

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