Is Varicoceles a cause of Low Sperm Count
Varicoceles are found in 15% to 20% of all men and in 25% to 40% of infertile men, although it is not clear how or even if they affect fertility. Some theories supporting their possible effect on infertility include the following:
- Varicoceles may partially obstruct the passages through which sperm pass.
- Varicoceles may elevate temperature in the testes.
- Varicoceles may produce higher levels of nitric oxide, a substance that has beneficial effects on blood flow and other functions but which might, in excess, injure sperm.
- Varicoceles may block oxygen supply to the sperm.
- Varicoceles have been associated with abnormalities in cellular material in the sperm. One study suggested that some men may have genetic defects that cause both, varicoceles and impaired sperm, rather than the varicocele itself causing infertility.
Low Sperm Count
Some reports indicate that only varicoceles that are large enough to be felt may impact fertility. On the other hand, an eight-year study of men with and without varicoceles found no differences in sperm quality or in the ability to conceive. Their effect on fertility remains unclear.
Varicocelectomy, Repair of a varicocele (varicocelectomy) in men with infertility problems is a common surgical practice. The procedure involves tying off the swollen and twisted veins. Recovery takes six days and most men cannot resume full activity for about three weeks. This technique eliminated 90% of varicoceles. Also our Volume pills are really helpful for your health so why are you waiting come and take our pills.