Volume 26, Issue 6 (Sep 2018)                   JSSU 2018, 26(6): 508-517 | Back to browse issues page

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Introdution: Varicocele is the most curable cause of infertility in men. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of varicucele in soldiers before and after the training course at the Army Military Training Center in Tehran in 2017 and determine the effect of military training in order to create or increase the degree of varicocele.
Methods: one group longitudinal study with repeated measurement design was conducted on 1200 soldiers in military training center affiliated to AJA University of Medical Sciences in Tehran,Iran 2017. All soldiers were examined at the beginning of the entrance and after the completion of the training course, which lasted for 3 months. All examinations were done by one physician to prevent measurement errors.
Results: The age of the age of the populations was 18-21 years old with the mean age of 18.76 years and a standard deviation of 0.46. Varicocele prevalence in the study population has been reported 11 % before training courses and 14 % after that (p>0.05).  Also, before training, grade of varicocele was 85% grade 1 and 15% grade 2,and After training was 69%, 25% and6%grade 1, 2 and 3 respectively (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Military training and heavy exercises are not effective in the development of new varicocele cases, but can be effective in increasing the degree of varicocele in people who already have varicoceles. It should be noted that the results in this study were contrary to the observations that it was thought that the military course would create new cases of varicocele.
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: other
Received: 2017/11/9 | Accepted: 2018/06/23 | Published: 2018/10/21