I86.1: Scrotal varices

You have varicose veins in your scrotum.

The scrotal veins carry the blood from the testicles to the heart. The testicles produce male sex hormones. An example of a male sex hormone is testosterone. There are two testicles. The testicles hang outside the body in a sheath of skin. That is the scrotum. The veins run from the scrotum through the groin, before they end at the renal veins in the abdomen.

The veins in your scrotum have widened. These are also known as varicose veins.

The varicose veins can cause blood to accumulate in the testicles. The sperm cells can become damaged as a result. But it is also possible that no problems at all occur.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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