Varicocele & Infertility

A varicocele is identified in 15% of healthy men and up to 35% of men with primary infertility.

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Varicocele & Infertility

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Varicocele & Infertility

What is Varicocele?

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The abnormally enlarged veins in the scrotum are referred to as varicocele. A common cause of aberrant semen analysis, low sperm count, decreased sperm motility, and irregular sperm structure that leads to infertility is varicoceles.

What manifestations of varicocele exist?

Rarely does varicocele cause any symptoms. Most of the time, it is not discovered until a self-exam or regular physical examination by the doctor. Varicocele rarely causes pain, and when it does, it may: range from intense to dull discomfort degrade over a day increase with standing or hard activities, especially for extended periods of time be relieved while laying in the back positionVaricoceles may enlarge and become more obvious with time. A testicle that is primarily on the left side may swell due to the disease.

What factors give rise to varicocele?

When blood flows improperly via the valves inside the veins of the spermatic cord, varicocele develops. Blood then backs up, causing swelling and vein widening. During adolescence, varicoceles frequently appear. Due to the location of the left testicular vein, it typically develops on the left side.

What impact do varicoceles have on sperm?

Varicoceles may increase the temperature in the area around the testis, which could have an impact on sperm development, motion, and function. Additionally, it may result in insufficient blood flow to the testicles.

What is the varicocele treatment?

Men who have varicocele are treated when they feel pain or discomfort.A varicocele can be treated surgically with a varicocelectomy. The enlarged veins are tied up during this procedure. The blood is then sent to the healthy veins. IVF/ICSI is a therapy option to assist the couple in becoming pregnant if the sperm parameters (number, motility, or morphology) are compromised.

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Is IVF hard on women’s bodies?

You will have much more hormones rushing through your body than usual as a result of all the hormone injections required during IVF. You might feel cranky, bloated, or even high libido as a result of that. It's not uncommon for women to gain a little weight. Hormone injections can affect your weight and also your hunger levels, along with changes in your emotions. Expect some changes to happen in your body and mind.

What is the cost of IVF treatment in Jananam?

Please check the pricing page.

Can I smoke during IVF treatment?

Smoking is a strict "No" if you’re looking to get pregnant. This is applicable to both men and women. Smoking has shown to have a big impact on the quality of the sperms and eggs and hence it’s advisable that you quit smoking if you’re planning to start a family.

What are the steps involved in IVF treatment?

A step by step guide to IVF treatment is conveyed in this video by our Medical Director – Dr Vani Sundarapandian..


Can I work and commute when undergoing IVF treatment?

This can only be suggested on a case to case basis depending on the various factors associated with the patient, such as age, medical condition, quality of eggs/sperms etc.

How do I prepare my body for IVF?

It's pretty doable. Begin taking prenatal supplements, keep a healthy weight, stop using drugs, drinking alcohol, or smoking, avoid serious infectious infections, which could cause a delay in treatment, and reduce consuming caffeine. Basically, maintain a healthy body by eating healthy and exercising regularly.

At what age is IVF most successful?

IVF success rates vary as it depends on multiple factors. One of these major factors is age. The success rate is almost 55-60% in women who are less than 35 years of age. The success rate goes down as the woman’s age increases. Ideally, the 20s and 30s are the best age to have a successful IVF.

How much of infertility is because of the man?

1/3 of infertility cases are attributable to men, 1/3 are attributable to women, and the rest are a combination of male and female factors or unexplained problems.

Do IVF hormones make you emotional?

Some women report having minimal to no reactions, while others say they are extremely anxious or even depressed. So be aware that you can experience an emotional response to the hormone changes; if you do, this is completely normal and okay.

How long should I try before deciding to see a fertility specialist?

If you’re unable to conceive after a year of actively trying to conceive, then you should consult a doctor.

Is IVF painful?

IVF shots are typically not too painful. Although there is a stinging feeling, it is not bothersome. The needles are too thin to cause any pain. When you inject the medication, you can invite your partner or perhaps a friend to stand by your side.

Can i drink alcohol during IVF treatment?

Drinking is strictly discouraged while prepping for IVF. Some studies have shown that alcohol may have an effect on the outcome of IVF.

Do IVF babies look different?

The woman becomes pregnant once the embryo is implanted in her uterus, and after a certain amount of time, she gives birth to her child. IVF children are just like any other children. In fact, it is impossible to tell an IVF baby apart from other kids unless you are told.

What is the cost of IVF treatment in Jananam?

To know more about the cost of IVF treatment, please visit our pricing page.

Are IVF babies always healthy?

Yes is the clear-cut response. With the use of in vitro fertilization (IVF), millions of healthy children have been born. There are no immediate or long-term risks to the child's health associated with the procedure. The method of conception is the main distinction between IVF babies and regular babies.

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