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Precautions post varicocele surgery in a 12 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My 12-year-old son had varicocele surgery May 20 with no complications.
He has been invited to an amusement park for the whole day today - and he is an avid roller-coaster rider. After staying home for a week including the long Memorail Day weekend, my son attended school for the last four days of school, which involves quite a bit of up an down stair-climbing during the school day, often with his backpack. He prefers to still wear the jock-strap he started wearing when he first started walking around after surgery.
Today's roller-coaster riding, with all its bumps and thrills and spiinning, rush of excitements, etc., would be his first major activity. Is it a risk to let him go?
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Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
User :   Hello
Doctor :   let me go through the query
Doctor :   Give me couple of minutes
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok when was he discharged after the surgery
User :   No hospitatlization. One and ahalf hours later. It was Thursday, May 20.
Doctor :   Ok was it laparoscopic
Doctor :   method
Doctor :   Do you have any idea whether it is inguinal or subinguinal?
User :   With microscope - and bilateral, two insicsions
Doctor :   Does he have any discomfort or pain ?
Doctor :   Does he complain of anything now after all these climbing stairs ?
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Doctor :   Can you answer my questions?
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Doctor :   Ok, if the surgery is uneventful and the post surgical period upto 2 weeks is uneventful. He can go on with small rides
Doctor :   and not the big ones
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