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Warren H, Challacombe B. Thorough assessment key to management of varicocele. Practitioner April 2021;265(1847):17-19

Thorough assessment key to management of varicocele

22 Apr 2021Registered users

Varicoceles are usually asymptomatic but some patients may present with a scrotal swelling or pain. The patient should be examined in both the standing and supine positions, with and without a Valsalva manoeuvre. Patients may also present with primary or secondary infertility, with a varicocele detected on clinical examination or by imaging. Men presenting with infertility should be assessed with a reproductive history, semen analysis and hormone profile, including testosterone, LH and FSH.

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