A member asked:

Can a varicocele be on the testicle itself? i have vein-like structure on the right side of my testicle; sort of disappears as laying down. urologist wasn't concerned; said it was a enlarged vein. freaking out?

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Dr. Clarence Grim answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Good observation. Freak out no more! Veins on testicles are normal. They become smaller when you lay down because pressure in veins is lower and they do not distend as much. They likely help regulate the temp of your testicles at right temp for good sperm meetings.

Answered 4/25/2021



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