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Varicocele Disease

Science AP Presentation

King James

on 10 March 2014

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Transcript of Varicocele Disease

Male Reproductive
Varicocele Disease
Purpose & Function
Another Diagram
A Varicocele is a widening of the veins along the cord that holds up a man's testicles (spermatic cord).
Prevent blood from flowing properly
Develops slowly
Found in left part of scrotum
Varicoceles Disease
Most men have no symptoms when diagnosed
Enlarged, twisted veins in the scrotum
Painless testicle lump
Scrotal swelling
bulge in the scrotum
Pain in scrotum
A jock strap may be used to relieve pain
Varicocelectomy surgery uses bypass concept or remove clogged area
Majority of surgeries have one day recovery period
Diagnosis & Cures
To produce, maintain, and transport sperm and protective fluid (semen)
To discharge sperm within the female reproductive tract during sex
To produce and secrete male sex hormones
Where Sperm is produced
Path of Sperm
No definite causes of varicocele
Valves inside the veins along the spermatic cord
prevent proper blood flow, which leads to swelling
and widening of the veins
Occurs during puberty
Increased temperature of scrotum

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