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Thursday, May 10th 2007, 8:05am

INFO: VARICOCELE

Varicocele

The presence of a varicocele is probably the most commonly identified, correctable abnormality, that is associated with male infertility. A varicocele is an abnormal dilatation of the testicular veins and around 15% of healthy fertile men in the general population have a detectable varicocele. In the infertile population, up to 40% of men have been found to have a varicocele so there seems to be an association with infertility. Evidence suggests that varicoceles cause progressive damage so whilst a young man with varicocele may be fertile it is possible that his fertility will decline with time.

If the doctor identifies the presence of a varicocele (it is like a varicose vein on the testicles) the man might be considered fortunate in some ways since it is possible that the condition, and hence the mans fertility, may be corrected.




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