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Can a man with a big varicocele of the testicle still have children?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes yes

The connection of varicocele and male sub-fertility is not entirely consistent: though some men with sub-fertility are helped by varicocele repair, a majority of men with varicocele never have fertility problems.
Expert groups of urologists and res often disagree on specifics, so for a less general answer i recommend getting a in-person evaluation with an expert you trust.

In brief: Sometimes yes

The connection of varicocele and male sub-fertility is not entirely consistent: though some men with sub-fertility are helped by varicocele repair, a majority of men with varicocele never have fertility problems.
Expert groups of urologists and res often disagree on specifics, so for a less general answer i recommend getting a in-person evaluation with an expert you trust.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
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Dr. Amr Azim
Most importantly there is no convincing evidence that repairing a varicocele will increase the chance for you partner to get pregnant when compared to not repairing them
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Fertility with a large varicocele is emininently possible, younger you are the better. Varicoceles increasingly affect sperm count with increasing age.
Need to get a semen analysis if your spouse has difficulty conceiving. Could consider varicocelectony/spermatic vein ligation if sperm motility count low. Artificial insemination with your sperm or invitro-fertilization (ivf)are back-ups. Good luck.

In brief: Yes

Fertility with a large varicocele is emininently possible, younger you are the better. Varicoceles increasingly affect sperm count with increasing age.
Need to get a semen analysis if your spouse has difficulty conceiving. Could consider varicocelectony/spermatic vein ligation if sperm motility count low. Artificial insemination with your sperm or invitro-fertilization (ivf)are back-ups. Good luck.
Dr. George Klauber
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