Varicocele: Tests and Diagnosis

What tests are used to diagnose varicocele?

Occasionally a testicular ultrasound may be done. Is not usually required to make the diagnosis, but can be used to monitor whether the testicle is growing normally.

How do doctors at Children’s Hospital Colorado make a diagnosis?

A physical exam by a pediatric urologist assists in confirming if a child has a varicocele. Sometimes an ultrasound scan of the testicles is performed.