Varicocele is a diagnosis made to people who cannot have children despite regular sexual intercourse and who are at risk of infertility. Approximately 30 percent of men with infertility problems are diagnosed with varicocele. In the varicocele problem, there is enlargement of the testicular veins as in the varicose problems in the legs. In general, the most important factors that cause varicocele problem are permanent deterioration in testicular temperature. In general, toxic substances accumulated in dirty blood are collected in the testicles. For this reason, deterioration in testicular blood flow occurs. Varicosal is a health problem that gives symptoms and can be treated in general. Varicocele symptoms are:
- Swelling in testicles and penis,
- Testicle swelling,
- Pain in testicles
The enlargement of the veins due to varicocele begins to become clear enough to be noticed from the outside. In particular, swelling of the testicles, as well as sweating and a feeling of warmth are common.
Is Varicocele Painful?
Varicocele pain is generally irritating. It is the pain that occurs in the testicles and is of a blunt nature. This pain is usually felt intensely in the groin areas and testicles. In general, the pain caused by varicocele is relieved only with painkillers given by the doctor’s recommendation.
What are the Causes of Varicocele?
Causes of varicocele could not be explained clearly in general. In general, 30 percent of men who have infertility problems in the society are diagnosed as having varicocele. Varicocele is usually seen on the left side of the testicles. In rare cases, varicocele may occur in both the right and left testis.
What are the Risk Factors for Varicocele?
varicocele risk factors is usually genetically determined. Factors that increase risk factors:
- Being overweight,
- People who do sports and exercise intensely enough to cause an increase in intra-abdominal pressure,
- Chronic asthma and chronic cough can cause varicocele.
In addition to these reasons, varicocele is more common in occupations that require standing. Most of the men with varicose veins also have varicocele problem. The risk of varicocele is quite high for people who have a genetic varicocele in their family. Although varicocele is a cause of infertility, it can be treated. The most effective treatment for varicocele is surgery.