Our bodies have a fairly awesome feedback system. Usually if something is wrong with us, our body gives us some kind of notice. Things can look different, or feel different, but either way our bodies like to let us know when something is up. One of the few exceptions to this rule is seen in the male reproductive system.
Due to the microscopic nature of your swim team, there are occasions where something is wrong with your boys and you’re body doesn’t send you any signals. The following conditions can cause infertility in men without any other risk factors and should be considered if you’re having problems with conception.
Varicocele: Affecting about 15% of all men, varicoceles are incredibly common. Often symptomless, a varicocele is an enlargement in the veins in the scrotum which can harm sperm production. Large varicoceles can often be seen or felt (like a bag of worms in the scrotum) but even small, unnoticeable varicoceles can impact both fertility and testosterone production.