What is varicocele?

Varicocele is a unilateral or bilateral varicose dilatation of the veins (varicose veins) that surround the spermatic cord located in the bursa, above and around each testicle. This dilation is the result of a malfunction of valves located in the veins. The blood can no longer properly ascend along the veins (left renal veins and inferior vena cava). Part of the blood escapes and stagnates in the veins, swelling. The left side is more often affected than the right side (on the left side, the spermatic veins join the left renal vein while on the right side they join the inferior vena cava). However, both sides may be symmetrically or asymmetrically (bilateral varicocele). Varicocele directly affects spermatogenesis, which is the production of spermatozoa. The relationship between azoospermia and varicocele is relatively common: 5% of cases of varicocele become azoospermia (male infertility). Varicocele is one of the major causes of male infertility.

The symptoms of varicocele

The symptoms of varicocele vary greatly from one individual to another. In some cases, you may suffer from varicocele and not feel any symptoms (asymptomatic varicocele). But in other cases, varicocele can be manifested by gravity and pain in the stock markets. Especially at the end of the day, when you are standing, during physical exertion or when it is hot. These pains are likely to increase over time. In some cases, varicocele is troublesome only for periods.


Causes of varicocele

To date, no one can tell you exactly the causes of varicocele, but we know that it results from a malfunction of the unidirectional valves that allow blood flow from the testicles to the heart. The pressure in the vein increases and the venous valves of the spermatic cord are weakened. The increase in pressure results in dilations in the venous plexus.

Varicocele and fertility

Although the relationship is not yet well established between male infertility and varicoceles, recent studies have shown that many boys who suffer from infertility have varicoceles and once the varicoceles were treated, sterility disappeared. The figures show a very close link between varicocele and fertility. In fact, one in three men affected by primary infertility have varicocele, 80% in the case of secondary infertility, compared to only 15% in the general population.

However, the links between varicocele and subfertility are not obvious. Varicocele is a very common problem and we do not yet know very well the consequences on fertility or the mechanisms involved. There is no link of certainty, only a reasonable doubt.

However, varicocele could directly affect spermatogenesis, ie the production of spermatozoa. Varicose veins (dilated veins) may appear in the scrotum. These varicose veins will increase the temperature in the testicles. The heat weakens the sperm and can interfere with sperm production. The relationship between azoospermia and varicocele is relatively common: 5% of cases of varicocele become azoospermia. Many men with varicocele also have azoospermia.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Can we play sports when we suffer from varicocele?

Suffering from varicocele is a contraindication to the practice of a sport. Playing a sport when you have varicocele can make the pain worse.


Can we cure varicocele by natural treatment?

Yes, it is quite possible to cure varicocele by natural treatment. Our treatment is living proof of it. This, thanks to the active ingredients contained in the plants containing the herbal tea. This remedy has proven effective with dozens of cases resolved. This is one of the best natural remedies for curing varicocele and avoiding operation.


How long after the operation of varicocele can one have sex?

The speed of recovery of the patient depends on the type of operation. But, you have strong pain in the scrotum during sex, you have to stop.

Sex can cause pain for only a short time after the operation. It is necessary to listen to your doctor and refrain from sex during the time that he will recommend you. Nevertheless, there are no worries to have, usually 3 weeks after the operation, sex is allowed. This is a time largely sufficient for rehabilitation. Sometimes the doctor prolongs the period of abstinence, everything will depend on the characteristics of your body and its speed of recovery.

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