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Lcan a low grade prostate infection be caused by varicocele?

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In brief: Varicocele

No, not related at all.

In brief: Varicocele

No, not related at all.
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology

In brief: Possibly, unclear.

Two studies have suggested an association between the presence of a varicocele and increased risk of prostatitis symptoms (pavone et al, eur urol.
2000 apr;37(4):400 & lotti et al, j sex med. 2009 oct;6(10):2878). These were small retrospective studies, and the mechanism unknown. If you have signs and symptoms of prostatic infection, get evaluated as proper diagnosis & treatment are important.

In brief: Possibly, unclear.

Two studies have suggested an association between the presence of a varicocele and increased risk of prostatitis symptoms (pavone et al, eur urol.
2000 apr;37(4):400 & lotti et al, j sex med. 2009 oct;6(10):2878). These were small retrospective studies, and the mechanism unknown. If you have signs and symptoms of prostatic infection, get evaluated as proper diagnosis & treatment are important.
Dr. Simon Kimm
Dr. Simon Kimm
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