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26 November 2010

Treating varicocele early may preserve fertility

A new study suggests that early treatment of a common testicular condition could preserve future fatherhood potential for some adolescents.

Infertility is probably the last thing on teenage boys' minds. However, a new study out of Brazil suggests that early treatment of a common testicular condition could preserve future fatherhood potential for some adolescents.

"Because varicocele is a progressive disease, we want to know how soon we can intervene, especially because it does not cause infertility in all men," researcher Paula Toni Del Giudice of Sao Paulo Federal University, in Brazil said. "Surgical intervention is not for everyone."

 
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