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Does varicocele surgery cause any side effects?


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Published At March 22, 2016
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 33 years old. I got a varicocele surgery two years back. Does the surgery cause any side effects? I am facing trouble in erection and premature ejaculation. I am also facing problem with passing urine (to start and empty). We are presently trying for a child through IUI. My present sperm count is 30 mL with good motility and active. Currently, I am having Oligocare and Fertile M. Please suggest me a cure. Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Please get a routine urine microscopic examination done along with ultrasonography of kidney, ureter and bladder (KUB) + prostate.
  • A per rectal examination will also help diagnose if you have prostatitis.
  • Erection and PE issues can be treated with medications.
  • If you have significant urinary problems and if the above tests suggest prostatitis then one to two months course of antibiotics will help.
  • For urinary problems, I suggest Alfuzosin tablets which will help in urine flow. Tamsulosin and Silodosin are to be avoided as they cause reverse ejaculation.
  • Get your partner also evaluated for fertility issues if not yet evaluated.
  • Varicocele surgery does not cause erection and PE issues.

Revert back after the tests to get premature ejaculation prescription medication to a sexologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/sexologist

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya
Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya


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