There are no studies that show that the presence of varicocele contributes as a direct cause in testicular cancer, however, the two conditions can coexist in an individual.
It is a short surgery, lasts approximately less than an hour, the time of hospitalization is usually 24 hours, to assess the presence of immediate complications.
Daily activities can be resumed after 48-72 hours, as long as the person does not have a routine that involves great physical effort.
It is recommended to do light physical exercise and resume sexual activity after 3 weeks of surgery, after the surgeon has checked that the surgical wound is healing well and that no complications have developed.
Within the care, it is very important to clean the surgical wound with antiseptic solutions, changing the bandages daily. For the inflammation and discomfort that can occur in the testicles, it is recommended to use anti-inflammatory analgesics prescribed by the treating physician and to apply local cold.
It has been shown that the presence of varicocele directly influences a man's fertility. Figures show that 30 to 40% of men who present infertility have this pathology.
Varicocele generates greater oxidative stress and alterations in the genetic load of the sperm, a product of venous reflux and the elevation of scrotal temperature that leads to testicular dysfunction.