Varicocele

#1
Would Varicocele affect application in the Army?
I'm worried because I think I may be a sufferer :(
It's not a major problem as I'm only 15 etc
But any help would be appreciated!
 
#2
Wouldn't think it would affect your application in the Army, but it would probably affect your performance...
 
#4
It might not appear to be having any effect on ..err.. performance but you might now be (and probably in the future will be) well let's just say you will be shooting blanks. It tends to lead to sterility. (However, I would not consider the condition an adequate substitute for birth control measures)

My son had the condition, discovered when he was about your age, corrected surgically with no problems or complications.

I myself had hydrocele, a different but somewhat similar condition. Discovered by a USN Dr. when I was in my 40's. Surgery, done with spinal anaesthetic, went well. No significant complications, the dull ache is gone and everything works as it should.

GET IT FIXED!!
same as I told my kid.
 
#5
I am in agreement with the get it fixed approach. It may not be a major problem now but with age and gravity it will only get worse. Visit your G.P. explain the situation and get it sorted. You will be left with a scar ( which you can make stories about its origins i.e. shark bite, elephant tusk puncture etc etc ) and no future problems. As for the issues of decreased sterility do not believe it!
 
#6
JoshMillss said:
Would Varicocele affect application in the Army?
I'm worried because I think I may be a sufferer :(
It's not a major problem as I'm only 15 etc
But any help would be appreciated!
no but smokeing crack and marijana might. :p
 
#10
Was detected on my medical when I joined up, doctor just said you might want to have them removed (the veins) if you find it uncomfortable or if you find it getting painful it might be get worse, but mine has remained the same, occasionally it gets achy, but nothing the mrs cant sort out! :D
 
#15
I wound up being excused stupidly long parades due to my old man bollocks.

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#17
Interesting thread! Initially i thought it was some kind of Ffrench bicycle.
 
#19
I am in agreement with the get it fixed approach. It may not be a major problem now but with age and gravity it will only get worse. Visit your G.P. explain the situation and get it sorted. You will be left with a scar ( which you can make stories about its origins i.e. shark bite, elephant tusk puncture etc etc ) and no future problems. As for the issues of decreased sterility do not believe it!
Decreased sterility? So, more fertile then?


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#20
Your balls got you out of doing drill?

******* awesome. Why am I only just learning about this 5 years too late?
They are that big I cannot march.

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