Can varicocele cause testicular pain?

Can varicocele cause testicular pain?

For most patients, varicocele does not cause any noticeable discomfort. However, mild or severe scrotal pain can result from varicocele. Patients typically report an “aching” sensation in the scrotum, usually associated with prolonged standing or activity.

Does testicular growth occur after varicocele surgery?

In the 19 men with a clinical left varicocele, mean left testicular volume increased significantly (by 1.5 mL) after left varicocele repair, in association with increases in sperm per unit volume and motility percentage.

Can varicocele affect testicle?

Varicoceles are a common cause of low sperm production and decreased sperm quality, which can cause infertility. However, not all varicoceles affect sperm production. Varicoceles can also cause testicles to fail to develop normally or shrink.

How long does it take testicular pain to heal?

Depending on the cause of your testicle pain, your condition may take up to 4 weeks to heal. Rest: Limit your activity until your pain decreases.

Does testicular varicocele go away?

Urology Specialties, Conditions, Treatments & Technology Varicoceles are large, twisted veins that drain blood from the testicles. They are much like varicose veins of the leg. Most often, they occur after puberty on the left side of the scrotum. Once a varicocele is present, it will not go away on its own.

How painful is varicocele surgery?

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. You will probably be able to return to work or your normal routine in 2 to 3 days after microscopic surgery, depending on your job.

Is varicocele surgery necessary?

Varicocele treatment might not be necessary. Many men with varicoceles are able to father a child without any treatment. However, if your varicocele causes pain, testicular atrophy or infertility or if you are considering assisted reproductive techniques, you might want to undergo varicocele repair.

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.