The Boys' Growing Up in the Lord

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Hi I'm 16 right now and my left testicle feels awkward sometimes. It's not actually painful, but it does get uncomfortable, especially when I exercise. Could it be like varicocele or something? If yes, should I see a doctor?


Varicoceles have been linked with feritilty problems. Whether it should be treated depends on the severity of the problem. Since I can't see you or know exactly what is going on, the safest course is to discuss the problem with your doctor. A worse you will have spent some money and the doctor tells you it is nothing to worry about. A best, you have caught a potential problem early.

The symptoms you describe, though vague, are within the possibility of having varicoceles. Here is one site to check about the symptoms of varicoceles: