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How long do I need to wait before I see results of a varicocele embolization

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Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
3 months...: A complete physical disappearance after varicocele embolization may be impossible but its potential benefit to improve sperm count and motility may ta ... Read More

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
POSTOP: Likely POSTOP issues, your surgery may be complicated by post op infection/Hematoma/Seroma Follow up with the surgeon and your internist for further e ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
When you feel ready: And have privacy. Support yourself as required and use a gentle technique.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
20 years experience Urology
Several weeks: The size of the varicocele (enlargement of the veins) will decrease in several weeks. Embolization can be used if surgical approaches are contra-indi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
20 years experience Urology
Several weeks: The size of the varicocele (enlargement of the veins) will decrease in several weeks. Embolization can be used if surgical approaches are contra-indi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Until he's alone: This would be a great time to use a lot of lube and an extremely light touch, with good support for your scrotum. Any other questions, ask your physic ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
17 years experience Urology
Varicocele: In general, the closer to the testicle that a varicocele procedure is performed, the greater chance for success. Embolization may be minimally invasiv ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Varicocele: In general no, it is not feasible to remove the coil from a small vessel such as the spermatic vein. I think the larger question is, why would you wa ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Blocking veins: Embolization means "clot making." the doctor injects coils into the testicular veins to block off and scar them. Sometimes a caustic fluid is used ins ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Plugging the veins: A varicocele is an abnormal cluster of veins, swollen up by some blockage of the blood flow going away from those veins, to go back towards the heart. ... Read More
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