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Varicocele, a severe risk to the Male Testicles

Varicocele is an enlargement of veins which is causes by a defective valves in the vein within the scrotum just above the testicles, these valves regulate the flow of blood to and from the testicles, when normal flow doesn't occur the blood backs up causing the veins to dilate (enlarge).

This is unlike the varicose veins which appears in the legs and mostly occurs in about one in six males, but unlike varicose veins, vericocele is often common in younger males from the of ages 15-25.

It also occurs by a nearby structure when the vein is compressed, which often produce no symptoms in most cases, and can cause low sperm production, decreased sperm quality and painless testicular lump or swelling leading to infertility.

Signs of a Varicocele in some cases

Lump in one of your testicles

Dull recurring pain in your scrotum.

Visibly enlarged or twisted veins in your scrotum

Feeling of heaviness or dragging in the scrotum.

Dilated veins in the scrotum that can be felt.


Varicocele can be treated in different ways, but these are the two main ways it can be treated

Varicocelectomy surgery

Your surgeon makes a small incision in your abdomen and passes a tiny instrument through the incision to see and to repair the varicocele, After surgery you may have slight pain in your groin for 3 to 6 weeks.

Varicocele Embolization

This treatment usually is done on an outpatient procedure and does not require surgical incision which is effective as doing varicocelectomy surgery but results in less recovery time and fewer complications, a tiny coil is then passed through catheter into the Varicocele to block flow into the affected vein and redirect blood flow to normal veins.

You can change your diet and do more kegel exercises in reducing chances of having varicocele.

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