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How can i fix varicocele without surgery?

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Dr. James Lin
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None ...: If the indication for varicocele correction is established, its treatment of choice is either microscopic varicocelectomy by urologist or spermatic vein embolization by dedicated interventional radiologist. There has been no non-surgical mean to correct it as what I have known through my 45-yr study and practice in urology.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can a varicocele be cured without surgery?

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Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatric Urology 31 years experience
Yes and no: A varicocele cannot be corrected without some sort of procedure. It can be done via interventional radiology by embolizing the varicocele angiographically. More commonly, it is ligated surgically via one of a number of techniques (laparoscopic, robotic, inguinal, subinguinal). The various benefits of each approach should be discussed with your physician.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Varicocele can be treated without surgery?

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Dr. Matthew Thom
Urology 15 years experience
No: Not all varicoceles need to be treated. Reasons to fix a varicocele would be symptoms (pain), infertility (common finding with infertile men), and adolescents with testicle atrophy. Treatment options include open surgical repair including microsurgical approach, laparoscopic varicocelectomy or percutaneous embolization typically performed by a radiologist.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can a varicocele get better without surgery/treatment?

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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 54 years experience
No: Varicocele can be asymptomatic. Surgery is the only way to rid the problem should it become symptomatic.

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