Varicocele is one of the common causes of infertility in men. In past, it was generally believed that infertility is due to a woman’s inability to conceive, but according to the recent research, most men diagnosed with varicocele are infertile. Couples are considered infertile when they are unable to conceive after having irregular unprotected intercourse for a year.
The blood vessels in your body that are responsible for returning the blood from all organs towards the heart is referred as veins. Different organs make use of oxygen from your blood to perform different functions. The used blood is released containing waste products such as carbon dioxide into the veins.
A vein abnormality in the scrotum generally results in varicocele. The scrotum is a sac covered with skin that holds your testicles. Scrotum mainly contains the arteries and veins that deliver the blood to your reproductive glands. An enlargement of veins within the scrotum leads to varicocele. These enlarged veins are referred as pampiniform plexus.