A 37-year-old member asked:
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varicocele can be treated without surgery?

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Dr. Matthew Thom
14 years experience Urology
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.
Answered on Jul 29, 2015
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Dr. Howard Adler
30 years experience Urology
Surgery best: Not all varicoceles need to be treated; however, those that do are best managed with a microsurgical varicocelectomy. This is a straightforward, outpatient procedure which has low risk and a short recovery time.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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