Recommendations after a varicocele surgery with microscopy

  • The pain at the incision is usually mild to moderate and temporary.
  • The patient may take extra strong Tylenol regularly for the first 48 hours. An analgesic based on morphine can also be prescribed.
  • The patient may put intermittent ice (between 2 underwear to avoid plastic on skin) for 48 hours. It will help minimize swelling and pain.  Bruising and edema (swelling) in the groin should disappear after 3 or 4 weeks.
  • The patient should lie down as much as he can during the first 24 hours and rest when he feels tired. Getting enough sleep will help you recover.
  • No shower before 24 hours.
  • No baths before seven days.
  • Avoid physical exertion (lifting weights more than 20 lbs) for seven to 10 days.
  • Abstain from sex for one week.
  • The patient may need to wear a scrotal support (jockstrap) for about two weeks after the surgery.
  • Convalescence is usually fast.  The work stoppage is suited to the job that is more physical.
  • A follow-up of control is planned two months after the intervention.
  • A spermogram is planned after three months in cases of infertility.

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    Dr. Marois is a urologist who is not a member of the Régie d’Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ). As such, the clinic can not claim the RAMQ for the payment of his services. If you consult Dr Marois, you must pay for the services rendered.

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