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A 28-year-old male asked:

I have varicocel or varicose veins in my scrotum, can surgery help, my doc said its nothing to worry about. please help here am depressed?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Doe
Radiology - Interventional 21 years experience
Better approaches: This can be treated by injecting the the veins with medicine to make them close off by scarring down. It is done through a small puncture in the vein.
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Dr. Mark Schwartz
Surgery - Vascular 10 years experience
See Urologist: This is a varicoceole and can be quite easily addressed by your urologist. Seek a consultation. Do not suffer needlessly.
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Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
May not need surgery: Although your doctor is right, varicoceles are usually not a problem you have to worry about, it clearly gives you concern. I would see a urologist. This could very well be something that can be treated by an interventional radiologist without surgery. Even if you decide to do nothing about it, it sounds like it would be worth it to get more information.
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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
Risk versus benefit: Your doc is letting you know the health risk of varicocele is low. However, okay to ask for surgery referral to learn about benefit in your case. Take a friend or family with you to appointment. Good luck.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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