Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Veins in Scrotum Treatment

Most varicoceles do not require treatment. Treatment for severe varicoceles may include surgery.

Treatment for a varicocele may include:

  • Scrotal support:
  • Surgery for a varicocele:
    • To remove the swollen veins from the scrotum

Veins in Scrotum Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of varicocele.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having another varicocele?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Veins in Scrotum Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat a varicocele:

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Veins in Scrotum References
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