Varicocele is a vascular disease that can be divided into adult and adolescent types according to age, and into primary and secondary types according to etiology.
The prevalence of varicocele in the general male population ranges from 10% to 15%, while in male infertility, varicocele accounts for up to 39%!
It can be seen that this disease is a major killer for men! Many people may not know that varicocele can also be classified into three levels.
In clinical practice, varicocele can be divided into three degrees:
1 degree (mild):
When standing, there are no varicose veins protruding from the scrotal skin, but the varicose veins inside the scrotum can be felt. When lying flat, the varicose veins quickly disappear.
2 degrees (moderate):
When standing, dilated veins can be seen protruding from the scrotum, and obvious varicose veins can be felt inside the scrotum. When lying flat, the lump gradually disappears.
3 degrees (severe):
There are obvious thick blood vessels on the surface of the scrotum, and there are obvious earthworm like dilated veins inside the scrotum, with thickened and hardened venous walls; When lying flat, it disappears slowly. This situation has a significant impact on fertility!
Severe varicocele can cause testicular atrophy, oligospermia and asthenospermia, and sperm abnormalities, leading to infertility! Many people may unknowingly reach a moderate level, or even accidentally become infertile!
What symptoms may occur in patients with varicocele?
1. When patients with varicocele develop symptoms, they may feel significant swelling and pain in the high testicular area, and the pain may worsen when standing or sitting for a long time. The pain may also spread to other surrounding areas, affecting normal work and life.
2. When varicocele disease occurs, it can also have an impact on sexual activity. Causes symptoms such as ejaculatory pain and painful erections in men, affecting the quality of sexual life.
3. When male friends suffer from varicocele, they may also experience certain mental problems. The main symptoms are dizziness, bloating, overall fatigue, and mental fatigue.