What is Varicocele?

Varicocele is a condition in which the veins in the scrotum enlarge. The pampiniform plexus is the medicinal term for these veins. Varicocele most often appears after puberty. During the early stages, you do not have any symptoms at all, and the few that may arise always go unnoticed. The veins enlarge with time and can be seen externally. Significant complications associated with varicocele are somewhat uncommon.

Pain can be associated with this disease in some situations. Infertility due to a poor sperm count and low testosterone levels is a more serious situation. One of the most essential roles of the pampiniform plexus is to keep the scrotum at a constant temperature. Since these veins enlarge, the temperature levels in the body increase above the target level, impairing sperm output. As a result, problems with fertility and other related issues can arise.