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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 (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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Varicocele surgery, what can I expect?

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 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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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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If I got varicocele surgery after the surgery will I be able to produce more semen than I am at the moment,only able once in every 4 weeks?

Sperm count improves: The varicocele tony is done to improve the number of sperms in your semen. You may not see an increase in the volume of the semen. ...Read more

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When to masterbate gently after varicocele surgery?

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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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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Can i masturbate after 3 days of a varicocele surgery on my left testicle?

Can i masturbate after 3 days of a varicocele surgery on my left testicle?

What is the rush?: Am surprised UR in the mood so soon after surgery. Masturbation shouldn't be a problem 3 days after laparoscopic spermatic vein ligation (minimally invasive surgery for varicocele). Might be a bit traumatic if surgery was via scrotum or or at neck of scrotum. U probably wouldn't feel like it if U had surgery via open trans-abdominal surgery ...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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Hi there..i had varicocele surgery 2 and a half months ago but i feel there is some kind of vein swelling..is there varicocele recurrence?

Hi there..i had varicocele surgery 2 and a half months ago but i feel there is some kind of vein swelling..is there varicocele recurrence?

Here are some...: Why did you undergo varicocelectomy, for its related hurting or testicular atrophy or infertility? I doubt it for the last cause for one of 19. And how was the surgery done? These info might help deduce more specifically what you concern about residual venous swelling, which is likely and takes uncertain time to resolve, but not completely. More? Ask the surgeon for specific detail & expectation. ...Read more

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Can i masturbate after 3 days of a varicocele surgery on my left testicle? It will damage anything if i masturbate now ? Im so worried Thanks Dr

No...: You may masturbate now if you're comfortable. Masturbation should not cause any undesirable adverse effects; so masturbate but don't fall victim to over indulgence and obsession, which surely harm people's life in time. More? Welcome to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter05.html. Best wishes to your health and happiness. ...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