A 47-year-old member asked:
How long after the varicocele is removed does normal fertility return?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Julian Escobar answered
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Depends: Unless the varicocele is significant, surgery has not been demonstrated to have a significant effect on fertility. Patients with a more severe varicocele are more likely to benefit from surgery, but even them may not benefit as the cause of the low sperm count may not be the varicocele itself! usually it takes 2-3 months for sperm to form, so 3-4 months at least to start seeing the effect.
Answered on Mar 22, 2013
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