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A varicocele is an enlargement of veins within the scrotum. Mostly on the left rarely both sides. They are very similar varicose veins on the legs.

Varicoceles are common. It can be found in 15% of general male population.

Varicocele can cause

  • Decrease sperm production
  • Effect the quality of the sperm
  • Shrinkage of testicles

Symptoms can be

  • Lump in the testis
  • Swelling of the scrotum
  • Enlarged, visible veins
  • Dull pain in the testis

Not all Varicocele needs to be treated.

Varicocele is treated when

  • Pain
  • Shrinkage of testis
  • Infertility
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