Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Veins in Scrotum Evaluation

The evaluation of a varicocele begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with a varicocele may include:

  • Enlarged scrotum
  • Soft, swollen veins underneath the scrotal skin

Usually, tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of a varicocele.

Tests that may be used to evaluate a varicocele include:

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Veins in Scrotum References
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