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How does it develop?

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Written by : DoctorNDTV Team
Checked by : Dr MM Kapur
Consultant Surgeon,
New Delhi

It develops due to inefficient valves within the veins along the spermatic cord (the cord suspending the testes). These abnormal valves hamper normal blood flow causing a hold up of blood, resulting in dilation of the veins.

A varicocoele often develops for no identifiable reason and can be a cause of infertility in males.

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