23yr old. I have a varicocele on left teste that’s caused some atrophy. I have had a couple doctors do physicals on it because of the pain I described but none actually diagnosed it. They thought it was epididymitis. But honestly they were only feeling the testes and never really looked for a varicocele. I was also laying down for the exams and also for the ultrasound which relaxes the veins. I read that you must be standing to diagnose varicocele.
Bottom line I have felt what feels like a bag of worms and I’m quite certain it’s a varicocele. I’ve also had bloodwork come back with bioavailable testosterone at 1.93 with acceptable range 2.5-10. Doctor has me waiting on an appointment with urologist. Thing is I’m in NS Canada and it’ll be another 150 days for that appointment and then it’d be another 280or so days for surgery after that. I have very low libido, deteriorated self confidence, very low energy which is affecting my work life, I have ED and depression. I feel like there’s no way I can go waiting that long feeling this way.
I recently lost my longtime planned to be wife, we were together for 7 yrs and the reason shes gone is because Im pretty sure I stopped caring and was depressed. I can’t attract new women despite being fairly good looking, because Im so depressed. My doc said he doesn’t wanna do treatment because he thinks urology will find the issue and fix it. I’m 98% sure it’s a varicocele and they will fix it but do you guys think it’s reasonable for me to want to go on TRT until then? I can’t go on feeling this way