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Is surgery the best treatment for varicocele?

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Is surgery the best treatment for varicocele? A varicocele is essentially a dilated mass of varicose veins that occurs in the scrotum. These dilated masses can cause pain and can be associated with infertility. Surgery can be performed but it is not necessary. There are now minimally invasive techniques for treating the underlying source of the varicose veins in the scrotum. These minimally invasive techniques can be performed on an outpatient basis, allowing the men to go back to work on the next day.

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