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I’m so unlucky, I’m 13 and have a stage 3 varicocele and fordyce spots all over my testicles and foreskin. I don’t know what to do

I’m so unlucky, I’m 13 and have a stage 3 varicocele and fordyce spots all over my testicles and foreskin. I don’t know what to do

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ThatYoungBusinessGuy

You already represent the problem with urologist. Instead of brushing off problems and offering reassurance you should be monitoring (at the very least) and offering treatment. If you feel surgery is too invasive and unnecessary then refer patients to a Interventional Radiologist for varicocele embolization. The boy is already aware he has a problem and is concerned. He would like it fixed. Offer him help. Don’t brush him off and let the condition continue to deteriorate his testicular functions and mental health. A varicocele is kinda common but it’s not normal.


datyb

Facts!


ThatYoungBusinessGuy

Lmao he deleted his comment. Hopefully when he’s a practicing urologist he won’t be just another urologist that’s a dick and brushes off patients.


mindboglin

Fordyce spots are pretty common bro. Did you go to a urologist?


Jxke224

No I haven’t told anyone


mindboglin

How do you know you have grade 3 then?


Redditculous3

Yeah don’t worry too much about it. I had the spots when I was younger and was embarrassed about it. Turned out it was just me worrying and nobody ever noticed it but me.


Zimbabweiii378

Bro don't worry about your flordyce spots. They are most likely hair folicils. Nothing to worry about. But go to the Dr to get the Varicocele fixed


Jxke224

Yeah I will get the varicocele sorted out when I actually get feel the side affects but I’m not ready now


arise_chckn

Personally, with as young as you are, I think a grade III poses a very real threat to your testicular health as you progress through your teenage years. I would get it addressed sooner rather than later - don't wait until you're 25 with an atrophied, perhaps painful testicle and lowered testosterone. There's a good chance that your dilated vein mass will grow in size as you get older.


Jxke224

Well I don’t know if it is stage 3 I was overreacting but I may have a stage 2 I’m not sure how would I know


arise_chckn

The difference between grade 2 and 3 is that 3 is visible while examining the scrotum, whereas a grade 2 is not visible but can be detected by feel. Regardless of what grade yours may be, keep in mind that the earlier you address this, you will likely have an easier recovery with fewer possible complications. I'm almost 30, and I waited longer than I should have to do something about mine. If I had been on top of things earlier as a teenager (I think that's when it appeared for me) I would have seen a urologist about surgery.


roocketmane

Hey man just tell your parents about it and see the doc to see what’s up! No shame in it at all, they see that kind of stuff every day. I’ve had to pull my pants down for doctors like 10 times recently haha. It’s not super fun but now I was able to resolve the problems I had


Jxke224

Idk man maybe when I’m older


roocketmane

Sure whatever you decide. But if you do it now you won’t have to stress out about it!


Jxke224

Good point, thanks for being so nice


roocketmane

Sure dude! I know how it feels to have these kinds of problems