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Treatment for Varicocele

Varicocele surgical options have been discussed by surgeons for over 2000 years and the quest is still on to find the best and the most simple procedure to cure this benign and low morbidity condition that affects men.

Indications for Surgery for Varicocele

1. Pain or ‘uneasiness’ or ‘dragging sensation’ in the scrotum.

2. Cosmetic appearance – unsightly appearance of a ‘bag of veins that looks like worms’

on the scrotum can upset a young man.

3. Low sperm count with visible varicocele

4. Small size of the testis in comparison to normal side

Surgical methods

The surgery can be done via a laparoscope or by a technique called microsurgical technique. In this the veins are visualized under a microscope and then ligated. There is also an embolisation procedure that can be employed to block off the veins by means of an embolus. Instead of embolising by means of a coil, a sclerosant can be injected to cut off the offending vein.

Advantages of Microsurgery:

• Visualization is improved and therefore preserving blood supply by avoiding ligation of the artery and future arophy of the testes.

• Preserve the lymphatics and therefore prevent hydrocele formation.

• Better visualization avoids future recurrence.

Not all varicoceles require surgical operation.

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AndrewScott927 

Varicocele repair surgery is generally covered by most insurance policies. You can generally find a surgeon in your area that can perform outpatient surgery.

nileshdani 

dear sir i have sperm count less than 1 million as i have varicocele problem also, should i go for varicocele surgery first before going for IVF. please suggest....

markylouie 

HELLO im mark 23yrs old i got hernia sugery 1 year ago and after that i had been felt that there is somethng in my testicle but doctor diagnose me that i have a little bit varicocele.

skpoonia 

dear sir,

i am sandeep m two time operation vericocels but till time .i m feel pain so plz give me suggestion and what we do ?.my no -9579275771.

SAM134 

Sir,

I had varicocele and did a microsurgery 4 months a go in June 2012. Now I feel that it is back and also sometimes I feel pain as it was in the past.

Doctor told me that it will not come back after microsurgery. I paid a lot of money for it and now it is back. please suggest me what to do now?

please email me at samir46@yahoo.com

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