A 49-year-old member asked:
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How does his varicocele impair fertility?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
See a dcotor: It may or may not. A urologist, or many good primary docs, could help sort out whether his is a problem or not.
Answered on May 1, 2013

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