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Varicocele All FAQ

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expand iconWhat should I eat to prevent varicocele?

Foods that are high in fibers, nutrients and have hydrating effects on the body play a crucial role in preventing varicocele: ||You should include the following things in your diet to prevent varicocele: ||-High dietary fibers liks whole grains, nuts, green leafy vegetables, etc. ||-Fruits rich in antioxidants like berries, orange, guava, mango, red grapes, papaya, watermelon, etc.

expand iconWhat foods should be avoided with varicocele?
expand iconIs it safe to exercise with varicocele?

Exercises that exert pressure on the lower body can aggravate varicocele. So, exercises like lifting heavy weights, cycling, running should be avoided with varicocele. Also, even while performing any light exercise, make sure to wear a jockstrap or scrotal support to avoid strain on the varicocele.

expand iconIs varicocele harmful?

Yes, varicocele is harmful in nature. Initially, varicocele may only be mildly discomforting, but when left untreated for a long time, the symptoms get aggravated and even lead to other complications like shrinking of testicles, low sperm count and other infertility issues.

expand iconHow common is varicocele?
expand iconIs varicocele surgery covered under medical insurance?

The coverage of treatment expenses under insurance majorly depends upon the participation of the healthcare provider in the insurance. Pristyn Care participates in all kinds of health insurance and you can cover most of the expenses for your varicocele treatment under your insurance claim.

expand iconWhy is it necessary to undergo surgery for varicocele?

Varicocele surgery becomes necessary if no other treatment or remedies prove to be effective or the condition keeps on recurring. The laparoscopic surgery for varicocele offers permanent relief from the condition. Timely surgery for varicocele prevents the chances of complications related to prolonged or untreated varicocele.

expand iconIs varicocele surgery painful?

Varicocele surgery is not painful as the procedure is performed under the influence of anesthesia. The patient may experience pain and discomfort as the anesthesia wears off. The pain can range from mild to intense depending upon the patient’s condition and the technique used for surgery. The intensity of pain and discomforts is much more for open surgery in comparison to the laparoscopic varicocelectomy.

expand iconHow many days does it take to recover after varicocele treatment?

A patient can recover faster in just 2-3 days (complete recovery within a week) after varicocele surgery if they go for advanced laparoscopic procedure. On the other hand, it may take 3-4 weeks for the patient to recover after undergoing open surgery for varicocele.

expand iconWhat should I do to recover fast after varicocele surgery?
expand iconWhat are the do's and don'ts to follow after varicocele surgery?
expand iconCan I walk after varicocele surgery?
expand iconWhen can I go back to work after varicocele surgery?
expand iconCan varicocele recur after surgery?

The modern laparoscopic surgery for varicocele has a high success rate and there are nil chances of recurrence of the problem. Through the laparoscopic surgery, you can get rid of varicocele permanenlty without any recurrence risk.

expand iconIs it safe to leave varicocele untreated?

It is not all safe to leave varicocele untreated as the condition may keep on worsening with time. Not treating varicocele for a long time can lead to shrinking of testicles (testicular atrophy) along with infertility issues like low sperm count, premature ejaculation, etc.

expand iconWho is more prone to varicocele?
expand iconWhen should I visit a doctor for varicocele?

You must visit a specialist doctor as soon as you suspect the symptoms of varicocele. The initial symptoms may include a dull ache and mild swelling in the scrotum. However, as the conditon progresses, the symptoms can worsen and the veins may become visible. The doctor will diagnose the severity properly and then suggest the best-suited treatment option.

expand iconAre there any side effects of varicocele surgery?

Though the chances of very less, but possible side effects of varicocele surgery are: ||- Fluid buildup around the testicles ||- Difficulty in passing urine ||- Abdominal infections ||- Nausea ||-Fever and chills ||- Swelling or pain in legs ||These side effects of varicocele surgery can be avoided by opting for the safer and advanced laparoscopic procedure.

expand iconWhich doctor should I consult for varicocele surgery?

Varicocele is a vascular issue that affects the veins in the scrotum. For proper diagnosis, you must visit a vascular specialist who can then refer you to a laparoscopic surgeon for appropriate treatment procedure.

expand iconHow to choose the right surgeon for varicocele?
expand iconIs it risky for me to undergo varicocele surgery?

Varicocele surgery, also known as varicocelectomy is a safe surgical procedure performed by vascular surgeons. But there remains chances of some postoperative risks in the case of open surgery. Thus, it is better to choose laparoscopic varicocelectomy for nil surgery related risks.

expand iconWhat is the success rate of varicocele surgery?
expand iconWhat is the best treatment for varicocele?

The best and most effective treatment for varicocele is the modern laparoscopic varicocelectomy. The laparoscopic procedure has a very high success rate and provides permanent relief from varicocele in just one day.