Which clinical history findings are characteristic of varicocele?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: Wesley M White, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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A patient with a varicocele is usually asymptomatic and often seeks an evaluation for infertility after failed attempts at conception. From 2% to 10% of patients with varicocele complain of pain, which is typically described as a dull, aching, or throbbing pain in the testicle, scrotum, or groin; rarely, it can be acute, sharp, or stabbing. [7]


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