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Is there a bodybuilder who have varicocele? What if i do weight training, what will be the risk i would experience? and is it harmful?

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Dr. James Lin
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Any physical activities which may increase the pressure inside abdominal cavity such as weight-lifting, will sequentially increase the pressure inside varicocele.
potentially leading to worsening of varicocele, but such speculated adverse effect is still unclear; so I would proceed with the training and see. If varicocele is considered with male infertility, varicocele correction may be required.

In brief: Here are some...

Any physical activities which may increase the pressure inside abdominal cavity such as weight-lifting, will sequentially increase the pressure inside varicocele.
potentially leading to worsening of varicocele, but such speculated adverse effect is still unclear; so I would proceed with the training and see. If varicocele is considered with male infertility, varicocele correction may be required.
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