No. In principle, children born to fathers with varicocele are healthy babies and do not necessarily have to present anomalies or certain alterations. In any case, this will depend on the severity of the varicocele and its detrimental effect on sperm production.
Are there serious consequences for a baby born from a natural pregnancy if its father has a varicocele?
By Andrea Rodrigo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 08/08/2018
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.