Varicocele is also known as scrotal varicose veins. Therefore, as the synonym suggests, it is the result of damaged veins forming a mass in the scrotum. Scrotal veins can be damaged for a variety of reasons.
The main common reasons for varicocele are injuries, infections, strenuous exercise, and standing drinking water. Varicocele is the earliest symptom to help see a doctor, so you need to be aware of the possible causes of varicocele.
A Varicocele It can be classified into different grades according to the severity of the symptoms. Here we will tell you more about all the grading to clarify the situation.
Let’s start with insights.
Grade 0 varicocele-This is the early stage of varicocele. It is also known as asymptomatic varicocele because it is usually not detected. Doctors usually diagnose varicocele with an ultrasound of the scrotum area. However, in most cases, this stage is unnoticed because it is non-discomforting or very mild.
Grade 1 Varicocele- At this stage, varicocele is too small to be physically detected. However, symptoms may begin to appear. To diagnose a grade 1 varicocele, your doctor may ask you to do a breathing exercise called the Valsalva maneuver. It’s a very simple breathing exercise. You need to stand and take a deep breath during this exercise. You should hold your breath while holding your breath so that your doctor can assess the enlargement of the scrotal area or the presence of abnormal veins. Therefore, diagnosing varicocele at this stage is as easy and straightforward as you might think.
Grade 2 varicocele– Grade 2 varicocele is also not clearly visible, but can be detected during physical examination without performing the Valsalva maneuver (the breathing method described above). Doctors can feel venous enlargement without exercising. Therefore, once a grade 2 varicocele begins, it is more likely to develop complications over a long period of time.
Grade 3 Varicocele- This is the severe stage of varicocele, where enlarged veins become visible. These veins appear as bluish veins in the scrotum and may look like a sack of insects. In addition, you may notice certain other scrotal malformations that indicate the presence of varicocele. Therefore, you can see the pain and discomfort you experience with grade 3 varicocele.
Now that you understand the different grades or stages of varicocele, you must have understood the need for timely treatment.
When should I see a doctor to treat varicocele?
For varicocele, the best time to see a doctor is as soon as symptoms appear (most often grade 1 or 2). Do not wait or delay your doctor’s consultation until a serious grade 3 varicocele develops. When a varicocele develops, it is very unlikely to resolve without treatment. Rupture of veins, infertility can be an unwanted problem that adds to your worries.
Therefore, if you notice swelling, pain, itching, or other symptoms of varicocele in the scrotum, it is advisable to contact you. Experienced urologist At the earliest.
You can discuss with your doctor about home remedies and medications for temporary relief from varicocele. However, if the case’s varicocele belongs to the late stage, permanent treatment of the varicocele should be considered.
If the idea of having varicocele surgery is starting to scare you, take a deep breath with confidence. Fortunately, with advanced laparoscopic varicose vein resection, you don’t have to worry about the complications of traditional surgery at all.
Everything you need to know about laparoscopic varicocele treatment
Laparoscopic varicocele resection is the latest precision surgery to provide rapid, painless treatment of varicocele. In this procedure, the surgeon makes a few small incisions in the groin and then uses a laparoscopic device to treat the enlarged and damaged veins in the scrotum.
Surgeons use a few needles to close these incisions, and surgery alters the route of blood flow through the healthier scrotal veins.
The entire laparoscopic varicose vein resection is painless and 100% safe. There is no risk of postoperative complications associated with open surgery. The best part is that you can even go home the same day. So it’s safe to say that this treatment can remove varicocele in just one day. The success rate of surgery is high and it will fully recover within a week. The rapid and smooth recovery period makes laparoscopic varicocele treatment an even more reliable and comfortable option.