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What is varicocele?

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In brief: Varicose veins

A varicocele is varicose or dilated veins in the scrotum or spermatic cord.
These are more common on the left and are due to the absence of valves in the spermatic veins. Infertility may be a problem in 15% of men with varicocele but not all men with varicoceles will be infertile.

In brief: Varicose veins

A varicocele is varicose or dilated veins in the scrotum or spermatic cord.
These are more common on the left and are due to the absence of valves in the spermatic veins. Infertility may be a problem in 15% of men with varicocele but not all men with varicoceles will be infertile.
Dr. Howard Usitalo
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Dr. James Lin
Urology
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In brief: It is ...

It's an innate venous valve defects of spermatic veins leading to the dilation of pampiniform venous plexus above testis, which is just like varicose veins in lower legs and coined as varicocele for medical/technical communication.
It exists in some 15-20% of adults, but present in some 35-40% of men evaluated for male infertility.

In brief: It is ...

It's an innate venous valve defects of spermatic veins leading to the dilation of pampiniform venous plexus above testis, which is just like varicose veins in lower legs and coined as varicocele for medical/technical communication.
It exists in some 15-20% of adults, but present in some 35-40% of men evaluated for male infertility.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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