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General Category => Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health => Topic started by: anxietysucks on June 09, 2015, 09:26:48 pm

Title: Large vericocele, anxiety probelms, and an unconcerned doctor
Post by: anxietysucks on June 09, 2015, 09:26:48 pm
Hey there, this is my first post on the forum.

I'm probably one of the younger members here at 20 years old but I've been experiencing some health problems as of late that I believe are related to my vericocele. I would love to get some answers to them and possibly think about pursuing surgery.

My vericocele is only on the left side, but it is HUGE; it almost doubles the size of my testicle overall. I'm beginning to presume that it may be hindering my body's ability to produce sufficient amounts of testosterone. Reason being is that lately I've been experiencing some issues with chronic fatigue, general and social anxiety, lack of libido, and lack of motivation to do almost anything unless I absolutely have to. I used to never have any of these issues back before the vericocele was smaller or not there altogether.

For example, there will be days when I'm even too demotivated to simply take a shower or do my laundry.

I haven't tested my T levels yet but what would be an ideal level and what level would be a red flag?

I truly believe that this surgery will raise my T levels and my overall health as well. For some reason, like many others have stated, my urologist highly advised against getting the surgery unless I had significant pain and/or fertility problems, which I think is bullshit. I'm almost positive I have low T, but only a test will determine the truth I guess.

I would love to hear from anyone who has gone through with it? What were your experiences like?

Thank you.
Title: Re: Large vericocele, anxiety probelms, and an unconcerned doctor
Post by: donkeykong1234 on June 09, 2015, 10:39:55 pm
Hey there, this is my first post on the forum.

I'm probably one of the younger members here at 20 years old but I've been experiencing some health problems as of late that I believe are related to my vericocele. I would love to get some answers to them and possibly think about pursuing surgery.

My vericocele is only on the left side, but it is HUGE; it almost doubles the size of my testicle overall. I'm beginning to presume that it may be hindering my body's ability to produce sufficient amounts of testosterone. Reason being is that lately I've been experiencing some issues with chronic fatigue, general and social anxiety, lack of libido, and lack of motivation to do almost anything unless I absolutely have to. I used to never have any of these issues back before the vericocele was smaller or not there altogether.

For example, there will be days when I'm even too demotivated to simply take a shower or do my laundry.

I haven't tested my T levels yet but what would be an ideal level and what level would be a red flag?

I truly believe that this surgery will raise my T levels and my overall health as well. For some reason, like many others have stated, my urologist highly advised against getting the surgery unless I had significant pain and/or fertility problems, which I think is bullshit. I'm almost positive I have low T, but only a test will determine the truth I guess.

I would love to hear from anyone who has gone through with it? What were your experiences like?

Thank you.

It seems like it's tough to convince docs to get them to do varicocele surgery on you.  Last time I went to the fertility urologist he said he doesn't think that my bi lateral varicoceles was the cause of my low sperm. My sperm is only in the hundred thousands and I also get pain from time to time in my testicles.   When i told the doc hw just shrugged it off like whatever.   And yeah I do have all the same symptoms you have.  And like you I was the complete opposite of how I am now. 

So what option do we have now?  Just insist on surgery until the docs give in.  And yes studies have shown varicocele lowers sperm, testosterone and testicle size. 

Also what does your bloodwork look like. Lh, fsh, testosterone levels?
Title: Re: Large vericocele, anxiety probelms, and an unconcerned doctor
Post by: PeakT on June 10, 2015, 12:19:38 am
Hey there, this is my first post on the forum.

I'm probably one of the younger members here at 20 years old but I've been experiencing some health problems as of late that I believe are related to my vericocele. I would love to get some answers to them and possibly think about pursuing surgery.

My vericocele is only on the left side, but it is HUGE; it almost doubles the size of my testicle overall. I'm beginning to presume that it may be hindering my body's ability to produce sufficient amounts of testosterone. Reason being is that lately I've been experiencing some issues with chronic fatigue, general and social anxiety, lack of libido, and lack of motivation to do almost anything unless I absolutely have to. I used to never have any of these issues back before the vericocele was smaller or not there altogether.

For example, there will be days when I'm even too demotivated to simply take a shower or do my laundry.

I haven't tested my T levels yet but what would be an ideal level and what level would be a red flag?

I truly believe that this surgery will raise my T levels and my overall health as well. For some reason, like many others have stated, my urologist highly advised against getting the surgery unless I had significant pain and/or fertility problems, which I think is bullshit. I'm almost positive I have low T, but only a test will determine the truth I guess.

I would love to hear from anyone who has gone through with it? What were your experiences like?

Thank you.

Welcome to the forum.  Right now docs are in cost cutting mode and so treatment can be tough to get at times.

Have you seen this page?

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Varicocele_Testosterone

Here are "normal" testosterone levels by age, but realize there is tremendous individual variability:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Testosterone_Levels_Male

Let us know what your testosterone results are.
Title: Re: Large vericocele, anxiety probelms, and an unconcerned doctor
Post by: electrify on June 10, 2015, 03:29:42 am
Oh man good luck dude. Im 21 and from a bunch of hormone/nutrient issues including low T, low ferritin, cortisol problems, etc.I have a ton of anxiety symptoms too. Its no fun at all at our age when we are supposed to be at the prime of our lives. I am struggling to just pass my classes in college cause of all this.

Definitely get that varicocele checked
Title: Re: Large vericocele, anxiety probelms, and an unconcerned doctor
Post by: anxietysucks on June 10, 2015, 01:42:25 pm
I appreciate all the replies everybody. I will get my blood work done and see what the results are like. If I do end up going forward with this I will be sure to post my results and experiences on here for anyone who is going through something similar.

Electify, I can completely relate with your anxiety issues. It has caused me a bunch of suffering in college especially when it comes to presenting or big group projects. I wish you the best of luck in rectifying your situation as well.
Title: Re: Large vericocele, anxiety probelms, and an unconcerned doctor
Post by: electrify on June 11, 2015, 03:39:09 am
I appreciate all the replies everybody. I will get my blood work done and see what the results are like. If I do end up going forward with this I will be sure to post my results and experiences on here for anyone who is going through something similar.

Electify, I can completely relate with your anxiety issues. It has caused me a bunch of suffering in college especially when it comes to presenting or big group projects. I wish you the best of luck in rectifying your situation as well.

Oh man yea. I had to get my group to carry me the entire time honestly and nobody really understands why I wasn't doing as much work. On top of that, I'm having trouble just handling school right now when like you before all this I was absolutely normal and had no stress issues psychologically.