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Can varicocele cause increase the rate of impotency?

Dear Drs, I am 21 and I am masturbating from past 6 years. I recently came to know that I have varicocele. After this it pains after masturbation. I am scared that my impotency rate might increase beacuse of the varicocele i am using an ice pack to relax my self.
Sat, 9 Nov 2019
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Hello

Yes your concern is right, vericocele can lead to decreased sperm production and quality and is often a common cause of impotency. There is no need to worry about as it is a fully treatable condition.

I suggest you to visit your Urologist and get a consultation for the proper treatment.

I hope i have answered your query.
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