A varicocele is a varicose vein in the testicle and scrotum. Just as with vein disease of the legs, one-way valves become damaged and allow blood to pool. In the case of varicoceles, the valves that allow blood to flow from the testicles and scrotum back to the heart become damaged, which can cause pain in or around the testicles. The result is a backward blood flow that causes the vein to become enlarged and may be painful.
Did You Know:
-Over 70% of varicoceles are located on the left side
-Varicoceles are a common contributing factor to infertility
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