What is a Varicocele?


Varicocele is an enlargement of varicose veins in the scrotum. Varicocele is a common finding in men. Varicoceles can be asymptomatic or can cause a variety of symptoms.

In teenage and adolescent boys varicocele can prevent full development of the testes. Careful monitoring is advised to enable timely correction of the problem should varicocele prevent full development of the testes.

In men of reproductive age who are infertile and have a varicocele oftentimes correction of the varicocele can lead to a successful pregnancy.

What are the symptoms of Varicocele?

– asymmetric testicular development (teenagers/adolescent boys)

– testicular pain

– scrotal pain

– infertility or subfertility

What is the treatment for Varicocele?  

Varicocelectomy, a surgical procedure to correct varicocele is an effective treatment option. Other options such as venous embolization of the varicose vein can also be done.

How can I get evaluated and treated for a varicocele?

You can make an appointment with our board certified urologist who will review your symptoms and advise you of your options.

 

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board certified urologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of men’s sexual health issues using modern effective and proven treatment methods.  If you or someone you know has an interest in vasectomy, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice.

Last modified on September 23, 2013