Hey everyone! I'm currently 22, just coming off a cycle and WAS in the process of PCT. I have a varicocele on my left testicle which has been there as long as I can remember.
In 2011 it started to get larger, to the point where it was about half the size of my testicle, so I went to see the doctor, where he immediately dismissed the problem and said it was very common in men (which i've read it is, but I DONT think that large). I thought nothing of it and continued on with life.
Fast forward almost 5 years later where I came to this site for help with my PCT of a fairly lengthy test/tren cycle (test about 4 months, tren about 2). While researching my PCT, and how to take full advantage of it, I've discovered the possibility that my varicocele might have in fact been an issue for a long time. I had almost all the symptoms of low T (before the cycle of course) excess fat, low libido (basing that off of a low dose of T I was on at the beginning of my cycle), lack of motivation in life, sleeping 12+ hours every day and just being flat out depressed all the time. The list goes on, but those are the ones that really stand out.
I began my PCT almost 2 weeks ago, starting the HCG almost a month after my last, very low, T injection. Everything was going fine, except after about 5 days on HCG, I could feel the veins around my testicles start to hurt very bad and my varicocele actually grew a small amount. It is now about 3x the size of my testicle, which from what I've been reading is pretty fuckin big.
My question now is, what do I do? If the hcg is making my varicocele grow, will it hinder my recovery? Obviously we can never truly know what my T levels were before I started my cycle, but the way I see it, if I did actually suffer from low T, my natural levels would only recover to where they were before I started PCT - which was low.
I'm considering holding off on PCT, getting surgery scheduled ASAP and then recovering after that. The way I see it now, I'm trying to think long term, and I dont want to spend 3 months doing a pct that does nothing for me because of this thing.
I'm really not sure what to do here, so please guys, help point me in the right direction.