If you are thinking of ignoring your varicocele then it might leave to complications. In this video the doctor explains about complications and dangers of leaving varicocele untreated.
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No, this varicocele repair does not affect sexual function.
Studies have shown that varicocele repair can improve semen count to a certain extent. However, there is no guarantee that there will be significant improvement after the procedure as semen count depends on multiple other factors. Studies show that pregnancy rates among infertile couples improve between 30% - 50% after a varicocele repair procedure.
A varicocele usually affects people of the 18-30 age group, though it can affect people beyond the age of thirty-five also.
You can consult an urologist or an interventional radiologist. The latest percutaneous embolization for varicocele is performed only by an interventional radiologist.
Varicocele may affect the quality of the sperm and decrease its production leading to infertility, but this may not always be the case. Infertility may also have causes that are compounded with varicocele.