What is Varicocele? Causes and Treatments

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Many couples attempt a pregnancy for a long time and unsuccessfully end up looking for a doctor. This would be the first option for when the decision to have a baby is made, but that is not always the case. The time normally proposed to a couple trying to conceive is 1 year without major concerns, however, when that time becomes greater than 2 years of trying , then it is time to investigate which problem is causing this possible infertility .

When all tests are done, either with the woman or the couple and the problem is detected, the impact is great. It resembles the great desire of a couple in which they both want to be parents. But I think that everyone who went through this, as well as me and my husband, know that even if it is not easy, it is worth every tear, concern and all the procedures performed.

In our case, more specifically, my husband’s varicocele was accused of being nothing more than the dilation of the veins that drain the blood to the testicle, leaving them swollen and thus causing varicose veins (hence the name varicocele). The accumulation of blood leads to an increase in the temperature of the testicle and makes the environment inappropriate for sperm to develop properly, since the ideal environment would be 2 degrees lower than body temperature. And most of the time, the dammed bloodit can also result in some toxic substances that can cause decreased production and mobility. This mainly in the quality of the sperm. In most cases, varicocele has no symptoms and its detection is even more difficult. In other cases it can provide mild pain when sitting and relief at bedtime.

Varicocele Treatment

But in the case of suspicion, a probing and visual clinical examination by a urologist is sufficient to detect the problem. When this first test is considered positive, then the doctor will indicate an ultrasound examination (which is done with the man standing and lying down) to assess the degree of the disease. The man with the varicocele must have a test called a sperm test , in which the sperm count and the quality of the sperm are done. Some cases are so severe that the number of good sperm for fertilization reaches zero. Treatment for varicocele is in most cases surgicaland in a short time after the surgery (about 3 months) a new exam is done to verify the success and effectiveness of the treatment. Mostly men now have healthy sperm and can be fertile in a short time but also with the help of vitamins like Vitergan and E . Therefore, it is important to investigate the couple so that the waiting time becomes even shorter.

See Also: How To Deal With Infertility?

Dr. Alexis Hart
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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