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Could varicose veins be linked with erectile dysfunction?

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November 02, 2011 6:55AM

A varicocele is an enlarged (varicose) vein in the cord that connects to the testicle. Varicoceles are found in 15% to 20% of all men and in 25% to 40% of infertile men. When varicoceles occur in both testicles, they may contribute to hormone imbalances that cause erectile dysfunction.