Will varicocele pain go away after surgery?
After surgery, you may have slight pain in your groin for 3 to 6 weeks. Your scrotum and groin may be bruised and swollen. This will go away in 3 to 4 weeks.
What does varicocele surgery improve?
This procedure can help increase fertility by restoring blood flow to your scrotum, which can result in increased sperm and testosterone production. Your doctor will perform a semen analysis to see how much your fertility improves. Varicocelectomy often results in a 60–80 percent improvement in semen analysis results.
How can I make my varicocele less painful?
If you have a varicocele that causes you minor discomfort, but doesn’t affect your fertility, you might try the following for pain relief:
- Take over-the-counter painkillers, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others).
- Wear an athletic supporter to relieve pressure.
How painful is a Varicocelectomy?
For most patients, varicocele does not cause any noticeable discomfort. However, mild or severe scrotal pain can result from varicocele. Patients typically report an “aching” sensation in the scrotum, usually associated with prolonged standing or activity.
How successful is varicocele surgery?
Surgical treatment successfully eliminates over 90 – 99% of varicoceles. Improvement in semen parameters, however, may take 3 to 6 months.
Can I sit after varicocele surgery?
Here’s what you can do to help ensure you experience a safe and successful recovery after your varicocele surgery. Your doctor may suggest that you rest and lie down for the first day after varicocele surgery, and if you must get up and walk around you should do so gently.
How long does varicocele surgery take?
Varicocelectomy Surgery Time
The surgery lasts about 30 minutes per side so that a right and left varicocelectomy should take about 1 hour of operating time. This procedure is typically performed as outpatient.
Does grade 3 varicocele require surgery?
Conclusion: In patients with grade 3 varicocele, microsurgery and naked eye surgical methods proved similar results in terms of success and complications. Because the operation time of the classical varicocelectomy is significantly shorter, it may be preferred in this subset of patients.
When does sperm improve after varicocele?
Conclusions: Sperm parameters improve by 3 months after varicocele repair and then do not improve further. This finding should allow physicians to decide quickly if varicocelectomy has been effective and, then, if required, plan on the use of other therapies to manage the couples’ infertility.
How much does varicocele surgery cost?
On MDsave, the cost of a Varicocelectomy ranges from $4,188 to $7,053. Those on high deductible health plans or without insurance can save when they buy their procedure upfront through MDsave.
Why does varicocele pain come and go?
When blood flow through the veins of the testicles is abnormal due to a varicocele, backed-up blood flow can cause sensations of pain and pressure. Many men with varicoceles report that their pain is worse when sitting. Sitting down may temporarily increase the pressure in your groin and block blood flow.