Not only in the legs, varicose veins can also appear in the testes, what are the effects? – Varicose veins or swelling and widening of the veins not only occur in the legs, but can also occur in the testicles or testicles, which is known as a varicocele.

The Urology Specialist at Eka Hospital, dr. Regi Septian, M.Kes, Sp.U, that varicocele sufferers are generally not aware of. In fact, varicocele can reduce testicular function in men, and ultimately affect fertility.

“Varicocele is a dilatation of the pampiniform plexus and the internal spermatic vein, often known as testicular varicose veins,” said dr. Regi in the Eka Hospital Group discussion with SehatQ, Saturday (26/2/2022).

Dr. Regi added, testicular varicose veins occur in 15 to 20 percent, and 40 percent of them cause fertility problems, infertility or difficulty having children.

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“This is because varicocele is the most common cause of decreased sperm quality in semen or ejaculated fluid,” explained dr. Reg.

As a result, because the quality of sperm decreases, it becomes more difficult to fertilize an egg, and the chances of having a baby are very low.

Although often asymptomatic or asymptomatic, testicular varicose veins can be accompanied by a feeling of pain in the testicles or the base of the testicles, or a feeling of heaviness and stiffness in the genitals or testicles.

“When the physical examination was carried out, the shape was similar to a bag containing a collection of large worms,” ​​said dr. Reg.

Testicular varicose veins also have degrees of severity ranging from grades 1, 2, and 3. The greater the severity, the more need to get further treatment.

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Generally, the procedure for diagnosing this disease requires the following examination steps: