What is a varicocele?

What is a varicocele?  Drawing from the site health.yahoo.com

Pampinocele— This varicose veins, forming the so-called acinar (pampiniform) rete testis. The word "varicocele" comes from the Latin word "varicose" node-venous and the Greek "Kele"-tumor, which together can be interpreted as a "tumor" of the venous sites.

This — is a common pathology of the male reproductive system among all age groups but is most common in teenagers during their intensive growth (14-15 years).

 Pampinocele— One of the most common diseases in the male population and is diagnosed in10-15% Of all men. And, if you take all the men with infertility, thepampinocele detected in 40% of them. Moreover, if separately select a group of men with so-called secondary infertility (ie, those men from previously pregnant women, but who are currently unable to father), we find that pampinocele occurs in 80% of men. Since infertility in30-40% Of cases is a male, and 20% mixed, to examine both the partners.


Pampinocelethere because of increased pressure in the veins, which form the so-called pampiniform rete testis, which is usually associated with the peculiarities of the anatomical location of these veins. Varicocele occurs more often on the left because of the peculiarities of the left testicular vein.

Among the factors contributing to the development of the disease, it should be mentioned long intensive exercise, diseases in which increased intra-abdominal pressure, thrombosis or compression of the renal veins. For example, the sudden appearance pampinocele in the elderly occurs in renal cancer.

What is shown?

Typically, patients complain of a nagging pain in one or both testicles, scrotum or groin area on the affected side, the increase or omission of the scrotum, usually on the left. Pain worse with physical activity, walking and during sexual intercourse. Often these patients have developed infertility.

There are several stages of development pampinocele:

  1. Varicose veins are detected by touch only straining the body in an upright position;
  2. Visually determined varicose testicular vein, the size and consistency of the eggs do not change;
  3. Pronounced veins uviform plexus eggs, resized and consistency of the testicle.

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