How serious is a grade 1 varicocele?

How serious is a grade 1 varicocele?

Posted in the Urology Forum


Toronto, Canada

#1 Nov 25, 2010
I'm 35 years old, and I was just diagnosed with a grade 1 varicocele. Of course I drew a blank while with my doctor, so rather than wait two months for another appointment, I'm glad that I can ask these questions here:

- can a grade 1 varicocele affect fertility? My wife and I are trying to conceive.

- my sperm count is 10 mil, but my motility and everything else are fine. Is my varicocele and low sperm count related? Why or why not?

- about 5 years ago I experienced a 'dull ache' in my testicles. It either eventually went away, or I just got used to it. After researching online (big mistake I know), I read that swollen varicoceles can cause this. Can a grade 1 varicocele cause this? I only ask because the ache only returned after I got the news. Is it all in my head? I'm thinking it might be as my legs get sore too.

- can varicoceles get worse? over time, can it go from a grade 1 to a grade 3? Can grade 1 develop to the "worm" stage?

- if the ache does not go away, should I consider surgery? Would that help my fertility chances as well?

Thanks for your help.
B Suresh Kumar

Gurgaon, India

#2 Jan 9, 2013
Hello Sir,

Iam 30years old, I was just diagnosed with a grade 1 varicocele, is it curable? i got married 20 months back, i have no children and can i become a father?

Bangalore, India

#6 May 12, 2014
Respected Doctor, iam 27 yrs anf ia m suffering from varicocele grade 1disease, I wanted to take treatment, so can you plz help me out in this regard?

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Dec 23, 2014
sir i have left grade 1 varicocele problem plzz

Athens, Greece

#8 Apr 28, 2016
I hate everyone stepping on this thread. I know you are in pain but you shouldn't cover an other persons thread by asking your phobias

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