The doctor also feels for any signs of tenderness along the epididymis, the tube that transports sperm from the testicles. The spermatic cord is also examined for any sign of swelling. If the doctor thinks there might be a varicocele, he or she might do an ultrasound, which can measure blood flow and identify veins that aren't working correctly.
Apr 01, 2010 · Hydrocele or Varicocele may Cause Less Sperm Production. called as varicocele. Patients having already less sperm production may take the plea of injury as a cause, and sue the doctor in court of law for compensation. So, in view of the above problem, it is always desirable to take history of siblings and order for a sperm count before.
Larger testicles make more sperm and testosterone than smaller testicles. In men who have a large, one-sided varicocele, the testis with the varicocele may be contributing significantly less sperm and testosterone to the total than the normal one. However, even in the normal testicle, production of sperm and testosterone is lower.
The testicular function most affected by varicocele is spermatogenesis. 92 The most common findings on semen analysis are increased number of pathologic sperm forms, decreased motility, and decreased sperm density. 8, 93, 94 Sperm analysis in adolescents with varicocele shows decreased sperm density, increased number of pathological forms, and Cited by: 80.