A Varicocele is an enlargement of veins within the scrotum (the loose pouch of skin that holds the testicles). These veins contain one-way valves that allow blood to flow from the scrotum/testicles and back to the heart. When the valves do not function properly, the blood pools in the veins. Pooling of blood in these veins causes them to enlarge thereby increasing internal pressure and temperature and possibly damaging the testicles and decreasing fertility.
SHOULD I GET VARICOCELE TREATED ?
Main reasons not to ignore varicocele and to get the underlying problem treated:
Varicocele are uncomfortable and cause a continuous dull aching pain.
Varicocele raises the testicular temperature and can cause infertility