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What is the treatment?

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Written by : DoctorNDTV Team
Checked by : Dr MM Kapur
Consultant Surgeon,
New Delhi

Varicocoeles may be treated by the use of a scrotal support. However, if pain continues or if infertility results from a backup of blood in the veins, surgical ligation (tying off) of the varicocoele may become necessary.

Surgery (Varicocoelectomy) is performed using general or spinal anaesthesia. Ice-packs can be kept for the first 24 hours after surgery to reduce swelling. Complications associated with any surgical procedure may occur like haematoma (blood clot formation), abscess or injury to the scrotal structures.

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