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Guidance on varicocele surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Wow, I never realized that this window was here
I went to the doctor who diagnose me with varicocele, I can see the the vains and the skin on my testicles sag a lot that it is uncomfortable. I am going to get the operation done. I have heard that it affects testosterone, how much does it affect it? I also read that when the semen is lumpy it is also may attribute to low testosterone, is it true? Does the vericocele affects the sagging (excessive skin)
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User :   OK
Doctor :   yes varicocele can cause sagging of the skin of the scrotum
User :   After surgery will the sagging go away?
Doctor :   regarding the effects on testosterone production and its action it does not cause any much difference
Doctor :   the skin is stretched due to the weight of the testicle due to the varicocele
Doctor :   it will reduce in time after surgery
User :   It is very uncomfortable, I have to pull me sagging skin from between my legs when I sit and driving
Doctor :   yes it does cause the sagging and following surgery it will be alright
User :   what is the best form of operation procedure?
Doctor :   best form means ?
User :   the type that is less invasive and better result
User :   and do you know what the main culprit of varicocele is?
Doctor :   open surgery do have the best result
User :   how long does it take?
Doctor :   the cause for the varicocele is dilation of the veins which drian the blood from the testicle
Doctor :   it use take half an hour to 45 minutes
Doctor :   Usually*
Doctor :   are you there ?
User :   yes
User :   Does it affect sex?
Doctor :   yes if left untreated
User :   how
Doctor :   can cause vague dragging type discomfort all the time and this can interfere with the sexual intercourse
Doctor :   also it can cause infertility
User :   I realized
User :   what can I do to not allow it to progress any further
Doctor :   surgery is the only choice
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