Varicocele

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What is varicocele?

A varicocele is an abnormal widening of the veins, this occurs when valves inside the veins along the spermatic cord prevent blood from flowing properly. Symptoms include swelling, and a painless mass.

Common symptoms reported by people with varicocele

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with varicocele

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
varicocele (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
varicocele (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cialis)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
varicocele (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Parnate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with varicocele, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with varicocele

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for varicocele (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
varicocele (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
varicocele (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
lethargic in the the morning sexual dysfunction
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cialis)
Perceived effectiveness
for varicocele (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
varicocele (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Parnate)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
insomnia
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with varicocele, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has varicocele on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 8
30s 8
40s 3
50s 2
60s 3
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 22
Female 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 13
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from varicocele patients who have completed their condition history
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