A varicocele is an anatomic abnormality. It can impair sperm production and function. Varicocele is when veins become enlarged inside your scrotum. These veins are called the pampiniform plexus. Ten to fifteen percentages of males have varicocele.
Varicoceles are when the pampiniform plexus veins in the scrotum become enlarged. These veins are varicose veins like twisted, swollen veins found in the leg. Varicoceles form during puberty. They can grow larger and you may notice them more over time. However, if your varicocele causes pain, testicular atrophy or infertility or if you are considering assisted reproductive techniques, you might want to undergo varicocele repair..