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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hey
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i have a case of variose veins in my left testicle
User :   varicoise'
User :   the problem is the area has gotten bigger
Doctor :   How old are you?
User :   and today i noticed that the left side of my testicle is blue im really worried
User :   im 25
Doctor :   Varicose veins are associated with infertility and cause pain.
Doctor :   Because you are young and the veins are in grade 3 , ou need surgery
Doctor :   I recommend you consultation surgeon
User :   ok so is it normal for the left side of my testicle to be a little blue?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Is it painful?
User :   its just a tiny bit but not really
Doctor :   ok
User :   like a 1 and a half out of ten
Doctor :   the blue color is from veins
Doctor :   venous blood gives blue color
Doctor :   I have not examined you but from the way you describe, u need surgery
User :   oh ok and also do you know a bit about the surgery, i work fulltime how long would it take to get back to work approxamately
User :   ?
User :   sorry i meant after surgery
Doctor :   Recovery from surgery takes min 15 days
Doctor :   Sorry
Doctor :   I take it back
Doctor :   It depends on surgery
Doctor :   there are different options
Doctor :   Varicocele embolization versus varicocele surgery
Doctor :   aricocele embolization versus varicocele surgery
Doctor :   mbolization patients almost never require overnight admission to the hospita
User :   what would be the best option ?
Doctor :   several studies have shown that embolization is just as effective as surger
User :   oh what is embozilation?
Doctor :   Studies have also shown that embolization patients return to full activities in a day or two, but varicocele surgery patients may need to avoid strenuous activity for several days or even weeks
Doctor :   They will put some kind of material in vein
Doctor :   so that vein will close and collapse
User :   oh ok , that sounds like a better option
Doctor :   Varicocele embolization is an image-guided procedure that uses a catheter to place a tiny coil and/or embolic fluid in a blood vessel to divert blood flow away from a varicocele.
Doctor :   Defintely this is good option
User :   i have made an appointment for tomorrow i was just worried it might be serious because of the blue ,but now i feel better about it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Relax-it is not emergency
Doctor :   but urgency
Doctor :   You need to get the procedure done
Doctor :   Do you follo w me?
Doctor :   Did I clear your queries ?
User :   yes you cleared up everything for me thankyou very much
Doctor :   tank you for consulting u s
Doctor :   Please leave your feed back at the end of chat
Doctor :   *Thank
Doctor :   Bye
User :   no worries thankyou, bye
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