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Varicocele is the cause of male infertility: how to treat the disease

Varicose veins of the spermatic cord or varicocele is one of the causes of infertility in men. By itself, this pathology in most cases the man is not worried, varicocele is found frequently in adolescents at puberty. In men the varicose veins of the spermatic cord is diagnosed quite often in 10-15% of cases of skin diseases. Though the disease is not affects the sexual functions of men, but leads to the inability to conceive a child. In addition, sometimes a varicocele is accompanied by pain and unaesthetic appearance of the testicle, therefore, in any case, the disease may be better treated.

Why when varicocele infertility

To varicose veins of the spermatic cord is often cited anatomical features, however, the varicocele may develop due to prolonged excessive stress, increased intra-abdominal pressure, direct compression of the renal veins. Varicose veins affect venous valves, resulting in disturbed blood circulation in the testicle. If the disease is left untreated, venous grid is becoming more and leads to the fact that the egg is overheating.

For normal sperm production required a lower temperature, besides when varicocele to disturbances in spermatogenesis also results in inflammatory process that develops in tissues of the testis. If a man is not planning to have children and varicocele does not cause pain, it is recommended conservative treatment. In order to avoid the risk of persistent infertility, surgical treatment is suggested: upon detection of varicocele in childhood or adolescence, experts advise not to delay treatment to avoid the development of irreversible changes in tissues of the testis.

Modern methods of surgical treatment of varicocele

In addition to surgical treatment of infertility with a varicocele, surgery may be indicated for severe pain in the testicle, unaesthetic appearance, also in the diagnosis of disease in childhood may be a delay in the development of the egg. There are several types of surgical treatment of varicocele: for example, the operation to Ivanissevich is the ligation of the veins of the testis and is characterized by a long rehabilitation period (especially contraindicated exercise). Also used laparoscopic techniques and endovascular embolization of vessels.

But the most gentle and progressive method of removing varicose veins is surgery technique the Marmara. With the help of this surgical treatment removal of varicose veins is through a micro-incision in the groin area. The wound sutured cosmetic seam which is practically invisible.

What is the advantage of the technique of Marmara

In the treatment according to the method Marmara men are saved (restored) reproductive functions, also achieved an excellent cosmetic result. This method allows to reduce the time of the operation, the rehabilitation period and eliminates the risk of complications. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and on the same day the patient can return home the next day it is already possible to perform light work and physical activities.

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