From: email@example.com(Steven B. Harris)
Subject: Re: Painful varicocele - is there an alternative to surgery?
Date: 03 Jun 1997
In <EB3xsu.Bor@world.std.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Arthur Edwards) writes:
>I have a painful varicocele that has been bothering me for more than
>one month. In the past 30 years I was bothered for only a few days
>every few years but this time the pain has persisted. I underwent
>ultrasound and the varicocele is clearly evident.
>Surgery has been recommended but I wonder whether there are any
>alternatives that this forum might suggest.
Either do surgery to get the whole thing out, or do nothing. Don't let
anyone try to stick a needle in and drain it. Fluid just
reaccumulates, or it will get infected, or something else. A mess.
Steve Harris, M.D.