Healing Process After Varicocele Surgery?
I want to ask, I’ve had a varicocele surgery for a month, now a week ago I wasn’t ordered for control, but the left testicle is still big and there’s still a lump in the vein over the testicle. Is it okay or not, are these symptoms normal after surgery? rnrnWhen will the testicles be the same and the lump is deflated?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Varicocele is a medical condition in which there are enlarged and tortuous blood vessels in the testicles. Varicoceles have the same causes as varicose veins that are commonly found in the legs. The presence of a varicocele that is left unchecked can cause complications in the form of decreased sperm quality and quantity, and can even make the testicles shrink. That's what causes varicoceles to be treated immediately and the way to deal with them is to perform surgery.
Every operation has risks, the risks that occur specifically in varicocele surgery are:
Varicocele recurs. This is due to incomplete blocking of blood vessel pathways performed during surgery.
A hydrocele appears. In contrast to varicoceles when the veins only enlarge, in hydrocele there is a buildup of fluid in the testicles because there is a blockage of the lymph channels. Further surgery is needed to correct this condition.
After surgery, the pain felt in the groin can still persist for 4-7 weeks. Your testicles and groin area may also still be swollen, but this will go away in 4-5 weeks. During this healing process, there are several things we can do to make the healing process run on time. Among others are:
Lying a lot in the first 24 hours
After the first day, start trying to walk a longer distance each day
Avoid certain activities such as riding a bicycle, riding a motorbike, jogging, weight lifting, or gymnastics for at least 3 weeks after surgery as this can delay healing
For about a week after surgery, do not lift more than 4 kg
Avoid straining when defecating, or if you cough, treat your cough immediately
Consumption of high protein foods such as milk, eggs, tampe, tofu to help close postoperative wounds
Take medication and control according to a predetermined schedule
So if you feel your healing is slow, try to make sure again that you are not doing the above restrictions such as cycling, riding a motorbike or lifting and exercising strenuously. Because if so, of course the healing process will take longer than usual. However, if you have been going through the process well so far, and after 2 months or 8 weeks post-surgery you feel there is no change, then don't hesitate to come back to the doctor who treated you for an explanation even though you have not been asked for control. I hope you and your family are always healthy.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa