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I was kicked in my left testicle, urologist said it could have caused my varicocele.

About 3 years ago, when I was 14 years old, someone kicked me in my left testicle. It was a direct blow, resembling a bottom-up movement. I experienced testicular pain in the hours following the blow, but it faded away in the same day. In that night, however, I felt pain in my left testicle. Weeks later, my scrotum felt like a "bag of worms" in the left side. I was now feeling slight discomfort in my left testicle and sometimes even mild pain. This also happened during physical exercise and I began to worry. A year later, after finally convincing my dad to take me to a urologist, I was diagnosed with left varicocele. My urologist, who seems to be a specialist with more than 30 years of experience in the field said that the blow to my testicle could have provoked my varicocele. (Note: at the time, instead of saying I was kicked, I said a soccer ball hit me, because I didn't want any problems). I was hooked up with a varicocelectomy. I'm having problems finding a correlation between a hit to the testicles and varicocele, so I just wanted to hear the opinion of another specialist. Is there an actual correlation? Should I have acted differently after the blow, as to lie down in the floor, instead of sitting (I was in school at the time)? As far as I'm concerned, a varicocele develops naturally and not in the way I described above, but I'm not a doctor. Today, and having undergone surgery a year ago, my left testicle feels different and "lighter" in a certain way. Unfortunately, mild sporadic pain still affects me, especially when sitting down or after standing up for long periods of time. Already went to the urologist 7 months ago and apparently there is no hidrocele formation. My varicocelectomy was in July 2016.

I look forward for a reply,

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It is not certain what causes varicoceles. One theory is that a varicocele forms when the valves inside the veins in the cord prevent your blood from flowing properly. The resulting backup causes the veins to dilate.
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