Positive & Negative Impact Of Varicocele Surgery?
I am a 23 year old man, suffering from varicocele and want to have varicocele surgery if you want to ask about the positive and negative effects of having a varicocele surgery? some say it is okay not to have surgery “as long as it doesn’t hurt, please explain
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Varicocele is a condition in which the small veins in the scrotum enlarge (varicose veins in the scrotum). Varicoceles often appear without symptoms, including pain. However, varicocele can make it more difficult for a person to have children. The urologist will recommend surgery if the size of the veins is large enough, the results of the sperm analysis show a low sperm count, or if there is a problem with difficulty having children. If a varicocele does not cause symptoms or problems for you, you do not need special treatment or surgery.
Varicocele surgery aims to bind the enlarged veins, so that they do not interfere with sperm formation in the testicles (testes). If you have problems having children or your sperm count is low, varicocele surgery will increase your ability to have children by around 40-60%. The drawback is that varicoceles sometimes reappear in a small proportion of patients. The reappearance of varicoceles usually takes months to years. In addition, like surgery for other parts of the body, there is a risk of complications with varicocele surgery, including fluid buildup in the testicles and blood vessel injury. However, this complication only occurs in a minority of patients. About 90% of patients successfully undergo surgery without complications.
If you are planning a varicocele surgery, you should consult your urologist again. You will be checked again by the doctor and the anesthetist. Discuss the technique to be used and how the healing process after surgery.
This is the information that I can convey. I hope this helps.