How long does pain last after varicocele embolisation?
Your Recovery 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.
How long does it take to recover from varicocele embolization?
Recovery time is much shorter after embolization than it is after surgery. Surgical options require a 1 – 2 week recovery period for normal lifestyle activities and a 4-week recovery period to resume sex. Recovery after varicocele embolization is typically 1 – 2 days.
What are the side effects of varicocele embolization?
What are the risks of varicocele embolization?
- Allergic reaction.
- Excess bleeding.
- Migration of the coil sometimes used to block the enlarged vein.
- Lower back pain.
- Inflammation of the scrotum.
- Inflammation of the vein.
How can I relieve varicocele pain?
Supporting the scrotum with a jockstrap or briefs-style underwear can help varicocele pain. Lying on your back helps the varicocele drain, and often eases pain. Taking pain killers (such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen) may also help. You can also talk with your urologist about varicocele repair.
Can varicocele return after embolization?
In approximately five to 10 percent of patients who undergo varicocele embolization, the varicoceles return. This rate of varicocele recurrence is similar to the rate reported for more invasive surgical procedures.
Can I masturbate after embolization?
Do not take part in any sexual activity, including masturbation, for 5 to 7 days. In 48 hours, remove the outer, clear dressing (bandage) and gauze just before you shower.
Is varicocele embolization reversible?
Varicoceles can be reversed through both surgical procedures and a nonsurgical treatment option. These treatments are designed to decrease the pressure in the varicose veins that make up the varicocele. Varicocelectomy is a surgical procedure that involves tying off the veins that are causing the varicocele.
Can varicocele embolization coils move?
Very rarely a coil might move during the procedure, in which case it can be removed immediately. Embolisation is nearly always successful in treating the varicocele, but it can come back again, months or even years later. If this happens, the procedure may need repeating or you may be advised to have an operation.
Is varicocele pain constant?
Scrotal or testicular pain from a varicocele is almost always chronic in nature, so it is important to elicit the duration of pain. Varicoceles arise during puberty, so varicocele-related scrotal or testicular pain is rarely a new diagnosis in older age men.
Does varicocele embolization relieve pain?
Varicocele embolization uses imaging guidance and a catheter (long, thin, hollow plastic tube) to place tiny coils and/or a liquid substance in a blood vessel to divert blood flow away from a varicocele. It is less invasive than conventional surgery, can safely relieve pain and swelling, and may improve sperm quality.
When can I drive after varicocele surgery?
Ask your doctor when you can drive again. Most people are able to return to work 2 or 3 days after surgery. This depends on the type of work you do and how you feel. It may take up to a week or more.