Adolescents with varicocele will typically present to the primary care physician for a routine physical examination. An adult patient with a varicocele is usually asymptomatic and will typically present after failed attempts at conception, seeking an evaluation for infertility. Diagnosis is usually clinical, although radiological studies such as ultrasound may be helpful where there is doubt about diagnosis.
BMJ Best Practice is an evidence-based point of care tool for healthcare practitioners.
To continue reading and access all of BMJ Best Practice's pages you'll need to log in or start a free trial.
You can access through your institution if your hospital, university, trust or other institution provides access to BMJ Best Practice through either OpenAthens or Shibboleth.
Use of this content is subject to our disclaimer