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    Hello, I found some thin and long structure like vein on my left testicle. It starts in bottom and goes about 2/3 of testis to top (on front side). No pain or other discomfort. It is normal? Thanks for your opinion.

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    What you have found is probably a Varicocele:

    This is a complex of dilated veins which surround the testicle, usually on the left side. Varicoceles occurs in approximately 15% of normal males and are usually not important clinically, unless they are associated with infertility. A varicocele feels like a "bag of worms" surrounding the testicle, and may be accompanied by a constant pulling, dragging, or dull pain in the scrotum.

    It shouldn't be dangerous but get it checked by a urologist.
    Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

    Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.