What is it?

Varicocele, also known as scrotum varicose veins, is characterized by the enlargement of the veins in the scrotum.

What are the symptoms?

Varicocele often have no symptoms; however, when present may include the following:

  • Painless testicular lump often described as “bag of worms”.
  • Infertility.

What to expect?

Since varicoceles may not necessarily need treatment, it is best to discuss the following subjects with your GP:

  • If treatment is needed, what is recommended?

In instances where minor pain or discomfort occurs, you can try the following things:

  • Painkillers might help in relieving pain.
  • Wear an athletic supporter to relieve pressure.

Seek immediate consult if you have:

  • Severe, persistent scrotal pain.
  • Incessant vomiting.

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