Varicocele Treatment in Kondapur, Hyderabad
When there is an enlargement of the veins within the scrotum, it is called varicocele. It is a common cause of low sperm production and infertility. Varicocele can also affect the testicles and prevent them from developing normally. However, they are easy to diagnose and can also be treated by surgery.
What is Varicocele?
Varicocele is an enlargement of the veins within the bag which holds the testicles. Reports say that out of 100, 10 or 15 men suffer from varicocele. It can also affect both sides but in rare cases. Most of the varicoceles are harmless, but sometimes they can lead to infertility and pain.
What are the Symptoms of Varicocele?
Usually, varicoceles show no signs and symptoms. But you may experience;
- Sharp pain and dull discomfort in your scrotum
- Swelling in your scrotum
- Lump in the affected testicles
- Visible twisted veins in your scrotum
What are the Causes of Varicocele?
It is not sure what exactly causes varicocele but some of the causes include;
- It is caused when the valves inside the veins in the spermatic cord prevent the blood from flowing properly. This can cause damage to the testicles and result in infertility. The spermatic cord is responsible to carry blood to and from your testicles.
- Varicoceles are mostly formed during your puberty. It occurs mostly on the left side.
When to see a doctor?
You should see a doctor if;
- You are having severe pain that worsens during the course of the day
- You face discomfort in your testicles
- You are unable to conceive even after trying for more than a year
Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra, Kondapur
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What are the Risk Factors for Developing a Varicocele?
Risk factors for developing a varicocele include;
- Infertility: Varicocele can affect your sperm formation and function because it keeps the local temperature around the testicles high.
- Shrinking of the testicles: Varicocele can lead to the shrinking of the affected testicle.
How is Varicocele Diagnosed?
- Physical exam: Your doctor at Apollo Kondapur may examine your testicles while lying down or standing up.
- Scrotal ultrasound: This will help your doctor to measure the spermatic veins and to get a detailed picture of the scrotum.
How is Varicocele Treated?
Treatments for varicocele include;
Varicocelectomy: This is a surgery that can be completed in a day. In this surgery, your doctor will go through the pelvis or abdomen and clamp the enlarged veins. After doing this, the blood will flow easily from the enlarged veins to the normal veins.
Varicocele embolization: During this procedure, the doctors at Apollo Spectra, Kondapur, will insert a small catheter into your groin or neck vein. After this, a coil is placed into the catheter and varicocele. This will prevent the blood to flow through the enlarged veins.
Laparoscopic surgery: During this surgery, your doctor will make small cuts and insert tubes that hold a camera and surgical tools to see the abnormal veins. They will remove the veins that supply blood to the spermatic cord.
Varicocele is a common condition suffered by many men. It is caused when the veins in the scrotum become enlarged. These enlarged veins stop the flow of blood into the normal veins. Usually, varicocele shows no signs and symptoms. But if is causing sharp pain in or swelling in your scrotum, you will need medical care.
Yes, it can be cured or treated by medications and surgery. Your doctor may recommend surgery to remove the enlarged veins.
Usually, they are not dangerous or life-threatening. But if they are left untreated, it can lead to shrinking of testicles and infertility.
Though varicocele shows no signs or symptoms, in some patients it may cause mild or severe pain in the scrotum.