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How long do I need to wait before I see results of a varicocele embolization?

How long do I need to wait before I see results of a varicocele embolization?

Here are some ...: If embolization takes its effect on varicocele, you should immediately see some, not complete, decrease in its size, feel a drastic drop in the pressure in the varicocele in standing position like in lying position, and experience less varicocele-related ache. In 3-4 months, sperm count and concentration in semen will also improve. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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Hi I had Varicocele embolization 15 days ago. My left testicle is still swollen and am in a lot of pain. How much longer do I need to wait for recover?

Hi I had Varicocele embolization 15 days ago. My left testicle is still swollen and am in a lot of pain. How much longer do I need to wait for recover?

Get an Ultrasound: http://www.ajandrology.com/preprintarticle.asp?id=169985 : "peri-procedural pain for up to 10 days. While a few studies have reported a 3%-3.7% incidence of epididymitis with embolization and one group reported a 10% risk of hematoma, multiple studies have demonstrated 0% risk of developing chronic scrotal pain." I had minor discomfort for a week. Suggest diagnostic ultrasound now to be safe. ...Read more

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How much time after varicocele embolization do I need to wait to masturbate?

When you feel ready: And have privacy. Support yourself as required and use a gentle technique. ...Read more

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How long after a varicocele embolization will the varicocele disappear?

How long after a varicocele embolization will the varicocele disappear?

Vary...: The pressure and tension inside varicocele should disappear almost instantly if the procedure is successful. Its size will gradually decrease with a highly variable pace but never go away completely because its residual tissue mass is still there. But roughly, in 1-2 weeks, you should feel a drastic difference on palpation. ...Read more

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How much time should a guy wait to masturbate after varicocele embolization?

How much time should a guy wait to masturbate after varicocele embolization?

Soon after feeling..: You may masturbate as soon as you feel comfortable with no undue pain/ache/swelling at/near the surgical site. In fact, there has been no strict time table to restrict postoperative physical activity but heavy lifting for 2-3 months (that is even optional. ) largely, most of postop advice/restriction is designed to serve demand of political correctness, medicolegality...; let common sense rule. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a varicocele embolization undone (i.e. remove the coil)? If so, are there any risks?

Is it possible to have a varicocele embolization undone (i.e. remove the coil)? If so, are there any risks?

Varicocele: In general no, it is not feasible to remove the coil from a small vessel such as the spermatic vein. I think the larger question is, why would you want to have it removed? ...Read more

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What's varicocele embolization?

Blocking flow: Varicoceles are caused when the valves that prevent backflow in the spermatic vein fail, causing the veins of the scrotum to dilate because of high pressures. Embolization destroys the spermatic vein (which cannot be repaired), allowing collateral veins with functioning valves to take over the flow and normalize the pressures. ...Read more

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What is a varicocele embolization?

A way to block...: Varicocele embolization is an innovative means to treat voricocele at need with injecting embolizing coil + sclerosing agent to induce proximal level at spermatic vein entering left renal vein performed by interventional radiologists, so to cause blocking spermatic vein and in time, collapsing varicocele, with a claim of improving semen quality and pregnancy rate. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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


Embolization (Definition)

It means stopping flow in artery. Could be done as part of treatment or could ...Read more