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Can inguinal hernia repair reverse infertility?

Can inguinal hernia repair reverse infertility?

No: Hernia repair has no roll in fertility, however if some one has vericocele, ( means lot of veins in the the spermatic cord like vericose veins ) the heat generated by these veins may be interfering with sperm production , removing these veins may ' reverse infertility'. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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Testicle hernia affect a guys fertility?

Testicle hernia affect a guys fertility?

No: While anything can happen, hernia in general do not affect fertility. See a general surgeon for a consultation if it is bothering you or you want to prevent it from getting worse. ...Read more

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Can varicocele recur after varicocelectomy?

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Can varicocele recur  after varicocelectomy?

Yes, ...: The varicocele recurrence rate for non-microscopic inguinal varicocelectomy is reportedly 9% to 16% compared to a 1% to 2% recurrence rate for varicocele repairs performed microsurgically. So its recurrence does happen. ...Read more

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Can communicating hydrocele surgery cause fertility problems to boys?

Can communicating hydrocele surgery cause fertility problems to boys?

Here are some ...: Communicating hydrocele alone should not cause male infertility, but surgical injury to vas deferens in bilateral communicating hydroclectomy for children may. However, average skillful surgeon should be able to avoid such incidence. ...Read more

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Could hernia surgery affect a man's fertility?

Could hernia surgery affect a man's fertility?

Are you askng: about an inguinal or groin hernia surgery? No. Hernia surgery at any location on the body would not cause fertility issues. ...Read more

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Can bilateral varicocele affect erection?

Can bilateral varicocele affect erection?

Rarely, if ever: There is emerging evidence that varicoceles may be a cause of low testosterone levels and low testosterone levels have been associated with erectile dysfunction (although it is typically not a common cause of ed). ...Read more

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Does a past hernia surgery affect fertility?

Does a past hernia surgery affect fertility?

Should not: Inguinal or groin hernia surgery should not affect fertility in a male. However, complex hernia or hernia repair that was extensive could involve the spermatic cord on rare occasion. Talk to your doctor and discuss you concerns. Bring your wife so that all parties discuss openly. There are many reasons for difficultly in getting pregnant. Avoid any blame and support each other. ...Read more

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Undescended testicles in inguinal canal cause infertility?

Undescended testicles in inguinal canal cause infertility?

Possibly: Men who have both testes undescended in inguinal canal will almost definitely be infertile. However most men with a single fully descended testis are fertile, even if the opposite testiscle is in the inguinal canal. ...Read more

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Does a hernia surgery in the scrotum afect fertility?

Does a hernia surgery in the scrotum afect fertility?

Maybe...: During hernia repair, particularly in young boys, the vas deferens (tube that carries sperm) can be damaged and scar, preventing sperm passage. Rarely, in adults having this operation, the testiculat blood supply can be compromised and cause shrinkage or even loss of a testicle, which can affect fertility. But keep in mind, most hernia repairs go well without any problems. ...Read more

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Varicocelectomy laparoscopic. Testicular vein clipped. Is it compatible with MRI?

Varicocelectomy laparoscopic. Testicular vein clipped. Is it compatible with MRI?

Probably ok, but ...: If it's a nonmagnetic clip its ok. If it can be magnetized it distorts the MRI magnet field and may cause streak artifacts or local heating safety problems. The only sure way to know is to look it up the specific clip and check with its manufacturer or manufacturer's literature. It may be listed on www.mrisafety.com which lists many surgical clips, some are safe, others conditional or unsafe. ...Read more

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Can a spermatocele affect sperm fertility?

Can a spermatocele affect sperm fertility?

Generally not: Spermatoceles, sometimes called spermatic cysts, are common. They typically don't reduce fertility or require treatment. If a spermatocele grows large enough to cause discomfort, your doctor may suggest surgery. ...Read more

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Does varicose vein in testicles effect infertility?

Does varicose vein in testicles effect infertility?

Yes : Varicocele , or varicose veins in the scrotum can affect your fertility, but not always. If you have that concern please get it checked out. ...Read more

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Left testicle now horizontal post hydrocele correction surgery, will this create health or fertility problems?

Left testicle now horizontal post hydrocele correction surgery, will this create health or fertility problems?

NO: After hydrocele surgery it is possible position can change as you described , it will not create fertility problem , don't worry , go for Post OP follow up visit, some times with time will correct itself. ...Read more

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Had operation for testicle to drop, infertile?

No, not necesarily: So if you had an operation for 1 undescended testis, then you should still have one normal testicle. If that is the case, then the normal testicle should still be fertile. The undescended one is often sterile. The best way to answer this question is to check with your surgeon and/or test your sperm count and functionality. ...Read more

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Does having left inguinal hernia surgery cause a varicocele?

It can: If the pampinaform plexus are injured during the repair, it can manifest as a varicocele. This happens infrequently, but not a detrimental occurrence. ...Read more

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Do operated tonsils affect male fertility?

Do operated tonsils affect male fertility?

Probably not.: However, if you have suspicions about your fertility, you should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Does cervical cancer surgery affect tubal ligations?

Does cervical cancer surgery affect tubal ligations?

No: Pre-cancer of the cervix, also called dysplasia, is often treated with leep surgery which would not affect a tubal ligation. More serious invasive cancers of the surgery generally require a hysterectomy, in which case a tubal ligation would no longer be necessary, but the hysterectomy would not change the tubes or adversely affect them. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more