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Varicocele can be treated without surgery?

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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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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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?

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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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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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

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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

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How many days after microsurgical varicoceleelectomy surgery do I have to wait for the pain in scotrum caused by the varicocele to disapear?

How many days after microsurgical varicoceleelectomy surgery do I have to wait for the pain in scotrum caused by the varicocele to disapear?

One or two weeks: The Pain should subside slowly. Most surgical procedures take a couple of weeks to heal well. So I expect the pain to diminish slowly starting one week after surgery. ...Read more

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I'm 21 male. I have varicocele on my left side. With 2.2 mm in diameter. Should I do surgery? Or leave it. Its causing a little discomfort

It is optional: Varicocele is a benign, fairly harmless condition which does not require immediate treatment. A urologist can guide you better. The only indications for removal are if it is causing you more severe symptoms which interfere with your daily activities or if there is any concerns about your fertility somewhere along the line. So you can use your judgment and not rush into having surgery. ...Read more

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I have a mild right sided hydrocele and a moderate left sided varicocele. I don't have insurance. What would surgery cost me roughly? Thanks.

I have a mild right sided hydrocele and a moderate left sided varicocele. I don't have insurance. What would surgery cost me roughly? Thanks.

BARGAIN: These are relatively simple procedures and could be done (most of the time) via ENDOSCOPY!! Also suggest you have BOTH SIDES DONE thus have only ONE Charge for OR/ANESTHESIA etc etc
Hope this is helpful
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About one year ago I got varicocele problem I did surgery with this surgery I got hydrocele. About six month ago I did surgery but problem remain.

Bottle: Varicocele surgery. Hydrocele occured, surgery 6 mos. Ago for the hydrocele, hydrocele recurred: I would need to see the operative report of the hydrocele surgery but if an operation referred to as the Bottle operation is done, the hydrocele should not recur. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is it ever typical for a grade 1 or 2 varicocele to require surgery in the majority of cases or can these usually be left alone? For fertility, etc.

Usually can be left: Grade 1 varicocele requires ultrasound for diagnosis, grades 1&2 require no intervention unless you are infertile or potentially infertile due a low sperm count in your semen or %age of non-motie sperm is high. Vast majority of men with grade 1&2 varicoceles have normal fertility. ...Read more

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What causes varicocele? And which cases require surgery? And what is the infleunce on the infertility

What causes varicocele? And which cases require surgery? And what is the infleunce on the infertility

Lack of vein valves: Between testis and heart resulting in back pressure effect on spermatic veins in scrotum when erect. Surgical indications are scrotal discomfort, pain, infertility due to lack of or progressive diminution of motile sperm, giant varicocele in adolescence in anticipation of possible infertility or cosmesis. Most common cause of correctable male infertility due to low count or lack of motile sperm ...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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I did varicocele surgery and I still fell warms on my left testicle?

I did varicocele surgery and I still fell warms on my left testicle?

Probably normal: If you had the surgery within the last week or so, this is probably a normal part of the healing process. Make sure to follow up with the surgeon that did the operation as well to make sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My husband did a varicocele surgery. How long would it take for him to produce sperms?

It varies: Unless he had some defect in producing sperms before this surgery, it may or may not be possible to tell the impact of this surgery. Varicocele has varying effects on sperms which have not been quantitated as far as I know. But the operation is done to improve the chance of successful pregnancy. But the answer would lie in the sperm counts done before the surgery and 1-2 months after surgery. ...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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What to do if I am 17 and I have varicocele in left testicle, is there any way to treat it without surgery?

Varicocele: Once a varicocele develops there is no treatment other than surgery. If there is pain, discomfort or decrease in size of testicle then I would recommend surgery ...Read more

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2 days ago I did varicocele surgery And I still feel warms on the cord if my left testicle It is normal Dr?

2 days ago I did varicocele surgery And I still feel warms on the cord if my left testicle It is normal Dr?

Yes: Inflammation after any surgery takes few days to subside so it is probably normal. Unless it's progressively getting worse, more painful or you are having fever then contact your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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A varicocele and hydrocele surgery will be obvious on my storcum for the rest of my life? Or it will appear a little bit on it?

Here are some. ..: Varicocele results from inborn defect of venous valves like that in varicose veins of legs so staying with your forever. Hydrocele may be either congenital as a part of inguinal hernia in childhood (communicating hydrocle) or acquired anytime along the life from various causes inside the sac. Also, remember: Any life event displays itself along its pattern and course of full spectrum; so it can.. ...Read more

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Conrad went for ultrasound scan and the result came out that he has varicocele. He's been arranged for surgery. How is the surgery done. Am scared.

Several ways: Laparoscopic surgery. Small incision in abdomen and passes tiny instrument through incision to see and repair the varicocele.Procedure requires general anesthesia. Percutaneous embolization. Local anesthesia as outpatient. Radiologist inserts catheter into vein in groin through which embolic materials (coils or solution) occlude veins. Open surgery larger incision in groin. Pain from surgery mild ...Read more

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Varicocele on right side. Is it dangerous? It generally happens on left but I got it on right. What may be the reason. Please advice what I do now? Surgery

Varicocele on right side. Is it dangerous? It generally happens on left but I got it on right. What may be the reason. Please advice what I do now? Surgery

Right Varicocele: Based on anatomical characteristics, a left sided varicocele is more common than a right sided one. The left gonadal vein drains anatomically higher, into the left renal vein. The right gonadal vein drains lower, into the ivc. Individuals with unilateral right (ie. Right side only) varicoceles should be assessed for causes of right gonadal vein compression. ...Read more

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I have varicocele vein from last 2 r 3 year. Is it danger r not. And how I can treat it with out surgery. Because I am poor guy some time it not occur?

Not dangerous: If it's not bothering you and not enlarging, you can watch it on your own. You'd be looking for changing testicular size or shape. ...Read more

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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