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15 Apr 2003

Varicocele(SP?)
Has been suggested that I have a varicocele...always had discomfort in left testical area...are they successfull ....what does it entail? thanks
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Keith

Please see my previous comments on varicocoeles.

One cannot guarrantee that once the varicocoele has been operated on, your pain will subside. In most instances the discomfort improves. Essentially the veins draining the testes are tied off to prevent them engorging with blood. The actual veins are NOT REMOVED, so there will always be a small palpable vein (you can feel it).

JG
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