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A 22-year-old male asked:

age 23 operatd for bilateral varicocele 2 mnths back(microscopic).ligated swolln veins dropped into scrotum aftr surgry how long for veins to subside?

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Immediate: Should be within a week of surgery.
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
2-4 months: It can take awhile for veins to subside. You may always have a bulge also, depending on how big veins were pre-op. Key is that there's no blood flow through them. If you're concerned, talk with your surgeon and consider a scrotal ultrasound to look for venous blood flow.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
8-12 weeks: Most healing is complete at 8 to 12 weeks. If you are concerned about the swollen veins, please contact your doctor for a follow up examination.
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
A few more weeks: There is no set time frame for venous congestion to subside after surgery. It all depends upn the amount of trauma to local tissues, amount of bleeding even when minute and the technique used.The best course after any surgery is to follow your surgeons advice and let them do post surgical assessment as indicated.
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Varicocele: Healing is fairly rapid. 2 months should be sufficient usually. Please return to your surgeon to see if there is recurrence or you need an abdominal CT to rule out a retroperineal process. If not satisfied then, a second opinion is fine.

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Last updated Nov 17, 2018

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