| | Varicocele Question
I am a 22 year old male and just found out that I have a left-side varicocele.
I still have to go in for an ultrasound next week to find out how bad it is and if it needs to be repaired, so I'm still kinda in the early stages of this whole thing.
But my question is, is this condition known to cause lower testosterone levels since the circulation to one of my testicles is being disrupted, or has anyone who's had this condition experienced anything like this?
I'm curious about this because I have a significantly lower muscle mass and body hair displacement than many of my close friends my age, and I've had a HUGE decrease in labido than what I had in my mid to late teens, and I'm wondering if all of these thing may be related. I've also been unable to gain muscle mass like I used to be able to in my teens.
My doctor said that he's going to wait to draw blood and check testosterone amongst other things until I've had the ultrasound done, so it's still going to be a few weeks until I can find out.
I guess I'm kinda hoping that this is the case and that it can be fixed since it seems odd to me for someone my age to be as skinny as I am and have such a huge decrease in labido in just a few years.
I was hoping that someone who has either had a varicocele or low testosterone levels for other reasons could give me a bit of guidance with this.
Thanks in advance.