Testicular Varicose Veins

Testicular Varicose Veins

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Testicular varicose veins or otherwise known as varicocele is a more common occurrence than what people think. Testicular varicose veins is where the veins along the spermatic cord is dilated and not working properly. It is one of the major causes of infertility, scrotum pain and atrophy of the scrotum. It is one of the mis-diagnosed symptoms of the testicles and if left untreated, it can lead to major health consequences.

What are the signs and symptoms of Testicular Varicose Veins

The signs and symptoms of testicular varicose veins can vary person to person. Here are the most common symptoms of testicular varicose veins.

Scrotum shrinkage

If you feel that one scrotum is smaller than the other, than this is one of the major sign of varicocele. The shrinkage of the scrotum is due to damage or reduced blood flow of the varicose veins. When tissue in the scrotum does not get enough blood flow, necrosis and shrinkage of the scrotum will occur.

Pulling pain in the scrotum

If you feel that your scrotum gives you pulling pain on one side of your body, then this is an indicator of varicocele. The pain usually affects the left side of your scrotum as the left side of the testicular vein is one that is the most compromised.

Premature ejaculation

If you have sexual intercourse and you ejaculate early, than your testicular vein may be involved. The testicular vein is responsible to help re-circulate blood back from the spermatic cord so that sperm and ejaculate can be produced. But if the testicular vein is compromised, then re-circulation of the blood from the testicles is poor. This results in poor nutrition and hence poor function of the testes. In this case, the testicular vein has dysfunction of the valves which causes reduced blood flow to the testes. This will reduce spermatic production and hence will give you premature ejaculation.

Visible Large Vein

If you see on your genitals along the spermatic cord, you can see an enlarged vein. It feels tender and like a bunch of wires. It is usually blue in colour and can occur around the testes.

Infertility

If you have trouble have children or ejaculating, than you may have testicular varicose veins. It is one of the major causes of infertility. Sperm is not produced enough because there is poor circulation to the testes and scrotum. Testicular varicose veins is treatable if diagnosed early.

Erectile Dysfunction

Because the veins are dysfunction, there is reduced blood flow to the genitals and testes. It is one of the biggest causes of erectile dysfunction. Treatment of the testicular vein can resolve the erectile dysfunction in some cases.

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