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Are stitches removed after varicocele surgery?

Are stitches  removed after varicocele surgery?

Sometimes: If all the stitches are plaed under the skin they will not be removed. If they can be seen they will be removed after an appropriate period of time, usually 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Varicocele (Definition)

Varicose spermatic cord veins within the scrotum. Usually left sided & due to absent or faulty venous valves between testis and major vessels permitting beack pressure effects on spermatic veins. Can cause infertility in some, but mostly of no consequence. Best treated by urologist if associated with pain which is rare, or there is an ...Read more


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When to masterbate gently after varicocele surgery?

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When to masterbate gently after varicocele surgery?

Here are some ...: There is no set rule to refrain from sex or masturbation after varicoele surgery as long as you feel mentally and physically comfortable. But, roughly, giving a 1- / 2-week rest after such surgery is reasonable. So, you decide. ...Read more

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Is enlargement of testicles after varicocele surgery normal and how long it perssist ?

Is enlargement of testicles after varicocele surgery normal and how long it perssist ?

Swelling?: Early postoperatively you'll have some swelling that will be perceived as enlargement. Elevation of the Scerota and cold packs will help. Have proper follow-up with your surgeon to evaluate for any other concerns ...Read more

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I had sex after varicocele surgery 10 days ago and my testicle is in pain when it is touched, Is this because of sex?

I had sex after varicocele surgery 10 days ago and my testicle is in pain when it is touched, Is this because of sex?

Here are some ...: I assumed, indeed, this question is pertinent to a man. But, some pain 10 days after surgery can be still expected but it's fine to wait and see as long as slowly but surely getting better day by day. As to if sex-related, only personal experience can tell, but if suspected, stop more sex and see. If still in doubt, see treating Doc timely. ...Read more

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Can a person do masturbation after the varicocele surgery i mean after 4-5 days of surgery?

Post op sex: Yes, unless your surgeon told you otherwise. I would let pain be the limiting factor here. ...Read more

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After having varicocele surgery my dick doesn't fully errect and a string like painful vessel showed up on shaft with a lump at the end why is this?

Here are some ...: How long ago did you have varicocele surgery and how soon did such lesion appear? Clinically, the described lesion most likely represents thrombosed phlebitis (vasculitis of vein) or sclerosing lymphangitis. Both are self-limiting with no need for active RX; so leave it alone with/without warm pack. As to poor erection, I would watch for not trying sex without a full rest for full recovery. ...Read more

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I should expect difficulty in urination during bowel movement after left varicocele surgery?Problem is in urine system or digestive system?

Neither : when varicocele surgery is done it makes that whole groin area very sensitive. Also, pain medicine and pain can make straining harder. So, for BM take something to help you go, so you don't have to strain. For urination- it should get easier as pain gets better. If still can't urinate then talk to your doctor who may give medicine, sometimes catheter to help ...Read more

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My wet dreams gradually reduced and now completely vanished after six years of varicocele surgery. Reason?

My wet dreams gradually reduced and now completely vanished after six years of varicocele surgery. Reason?

Most likely this: is related to the other urinary conditions that you suffer from rather than the varicoele surgery itself. Libido & testosterone decrease with age, but you're still quite young. I encourage you to bring this up with your doctor and continue to receive treatment for the conditions you mentioned in your question. ...Read more

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I did a varicocele surgery after that i think i have a thrombosed lymphatic vessel the doctor gave me hirudoid cream does the surgery cause this?

I did a varicocele surgery after that i think i have a thrombosed lymphatic vessel the doctor gave me hirudoid cream does the surgery cause this?

Here are some ...: How long ago did you have varicocele surgery & where/how was it performed? Where is the concerned thrombosed lymphangitis? Without these + physicals, it's hard to judge if both are related or not. As to Hirudoid topical effect to either inflamed vessel or lymphatics, the evidence of its benefit is still lacking, but people/doc use it for, maybe, political correctness as a vehicle of caring & sooth ...Read more

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What is varicocele surgery like?

What is varicocele surgery like?

It's....: It's done via an inguinal incision, usually under microscope, to explore the spermatic cord so to identify, isolate, transect, and resect spermatic veins (2-5 variably), resulting in eliminating its dilation and pressure hoping to improve semen sperm quality for infertility and relieve its related pain. Detail? Ask doc. It's usually considered as a minor ambulatory surgery. ...Read more

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Varicocele surgery, what can I expect?

Always ask surgeon: It's a surgeons responsibility to describe the any procedure or operation beforehand also all benefits ; risks. Wonder why ur having this surgery at age 49, this is unusual. Too late to affect fertility ; varicoceles usually don't cause much discomfort. Surgery can be done via laparoscope (my preference), open microsurgery at neck of scrotum or open abdominally through a hernia type incision. ...Read more

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What to do if I have varicocele surgery?

Here are some ...: Nowadays, varicocelectomy is preferably done through inguinal incision under microscopic magnification usually as an outpatient with very low rate of complications and good result under experienced hands. ...Read more

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How can I fix varicocele without surgery?

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. ...Read more

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Can a varicocele be cured without surgery?

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. ...Read more

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Varicocele can be treated without surgery?

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. ...Read more

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I have a varicocele, should i get a surgery right away?

I have a varicocele, should i get a surgery right away?

Follow up: Schedule consult with Urology to determine the best treatment approach. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How common are complications from varicocele surgery? What would they be?

Varicocele : They may occur in about 10% of the cases. They are recurrence, hydrocele(fluid around testicle), atrophy of testicle ...Read more

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Does varicocele come back after surgery ?

Does varicocele come back after surgery ?

Varicocele: After spermatic vein ligation (varicocele surgery) it is common for the veins to remain enlarged for weeks until collateral venous drainage routes enlarge. If the scrotal approach (instead of inguinal) it is also possible that only some branches of the spermatic vein were ligated, leaving some still dilated. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects of Varicocele Surgery?

Varicocele: It is a very common surgery done by Urologist and it should be very safe, although every procedure has risk and in hand of an experienced surgeon the complication is very low, but complication includes Bowl damage, bleeding, infection, Anesthesia complications, etc. ...Read more

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I have varicoceles how to get rid of it without surgery?

I have varicoceles how to get rid of it without surgery?

Manage varicose vein: Varicocele is most like a varicose vein, a dilated venous structure in the scrotal sac rather than in the leg. Compression is a management tool, but does not solve the problem. They are mostly benign, ie don't add risk to your health. If you have an associated inguinal hernia, then repair hernia and have varicocele resected at the same time. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a Varicocele laposcopic surgery?

A week or less: Here's a link. They suggest limiting sexual activity for 5 days and swelling could take a bit longer, but not much. If there are any problems, contact your provider ASAP.
http://urology.osu.edu/19778.cfm
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I've got a large varicocele in my left nut. I am 16, and I am getting surgery for the first time. What can I expect?

I've got a large varicocele in my left nut. I am 16, and I am getting surgery for the first time. What can I expect?

Surgeon should tellU: Surgeon ; anesthesiologist should explain it all to you beforehand. Varicocele surgery can be performed by laparoscope (my preference) or by open surgery either on the scrotum or by abdominal surgery similar to an appendix operation, but., on the left. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much is the average cost for varicocele embolization ? And is it an effective way to treat compared to a surgery ?

How much is the average cost for varicocele embolization ? And is it an effective way to treat compared to a surgery ?

Varicocele: Costs varies from hospital to hospital and from doctor to doctor. It is an effective way to treat varicocele but I do not believe there any studies comparing results and outcomes. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Enlarged Testicular Veins (Definition)

This occurs in 15% of the adult population and is not typically visible until after puberty. It is almost always on the left side, and if seen on the right additional evaluation needs to be performed. It is more common in men with infertility and if treated ...Read more