I know I mentioned it before and you've probably googled it already, but I thought I'd list the highlights.
Varicocele is varicose veins in the testicles.
Varicose veins are veins with walls that bulge out. They can happen most anywhere in the body. Blood pools in them because the valves that pump blood back to the heart no longer work properly.
In H's case, his were caused by lifting heavy weights with his legs and may be contributing to infertility. H is a personal trainer and weightlifting is a hobby.
According to my gyno, the testes can usually monitor their own temperature, but with extra blood flow from the varicocele can get too hot and kill all the sperm.
40% of infertile males have this condition.
It is more common on the left side, which is H's case.
The bad news is that surgical correction of the condition may not remedy infertility.
An inguinal hernia can be misdiagnosed as varicocele. H has both...maybe
I guess we'll find out after January 25 when he goes for his sperm analysis (SA)
On another, happier, note, I still think I ovulated this month!!!