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Anyone have experience with varicocele?

Postby charlieeex » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:46 pm

Hey guys.
My hubby and I just got results that he has a left varicocele and a cyst in his right epididymis. We are being referred to a urologist. I have been googling about varicocele and some sites say it increases sperm count, motility etc and others say it doesn't.
Just wondering if anyone has any personal experience with this? Or any advice they can give?

Thanks :) x
Hubby and I both 26.

TTC # 1 since October 2013.

Diagnosed with PCOS, factor V carrier.

DH-- low sperm count - good morphology, low motility, also has a small varicocele.

June 1 2015 - Laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, dye test and d&c.

March 2016 - Round 1 IVF/ICSI 8 eggs, 6 mature, 4 fertilised. 5 day transfer of a perfect A grade blastocyst = Chemical, none frozen.

June 2016 - Round 2 IVF/ICSI 13 eggs, all mature, 10 fertilised. 3 day transfer :bfp:
Beta = 169!
EDD MARCH 20 2017
7w2d scan = hb 148
8w2d scan = hb 167!

We welcomed our little boy, William Paul into the world on 27th of February 2017, 4lb 14oz. Life is good.

We are very lucky to have 5 little embryos on ice
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Re: Anyone have experience with varicocele?

Postby SaraElise » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:41 pm

DH was diagnosed in high school and had surgery to correct the issue. Apparently the surgery did nothing so he still has it. We were referred to a urologist also and it turns out he had low testosterone which the urologist thinks may be from the varicocele. The first SA he had came back with 4 live sperm. He was put on Clomid and within 3 months his count was normal and I was pregnant. We were told that unless it is painful there is no need for surgery. The urologist said there is no evidence that surgery will fix sperm count.
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Me (Sara): 28 Normal, Unexplained Infertility, 50mg of Clomid to see if it will help!

DH (Bryan): 31 Diagnosed with varicocele and low testosterone. Normal count with low motility. Using Clomid to try and increase numbers. All tests normal as of Jan 2014!

June 2014: 50mg Clomid= BFN
July 2014: 50mg Clomid= BFN
August 2014: 100mg Clomid= BFN
September 2014: 100mg Clomid=BFN
October 2014: 100mg Clomid=BFN

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Re: Anyone have experience with varicocele?

Postby charlieeex » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:56 pm

Thanks so much for that! Can't wait to meet with the urologist and see what he has to say. Maybe he will put hubby on clomid ? We will see. :)
Hubby and I both 26.

TTC # 1 since October 2013.

Diagnosed with PCOS, factor V carrier.

DH-- low sperm count - good morphology, low motility, also has a small varicocele.

June 1 2015 - Laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, dye test and d&c.

March 2016 - Round 1 IVF/ICSI 8 eggs, 6 mature, 4 fertilised. 5 day transfer of a perfect A grade blastocyst = Chemical, none frozen.

June 2016 - Round 2 IVF/ICSI 13 eggs, all mature, 10 fertilised. 3 day transfer :bfp:
Beta = 169!
EDD MARCH 20 2017
7w2d scan = hb 148
8w2d scan = hb 167!

We welcomed our little boy, William Paul into the world on 27th of February 2017, 4lb 14oz. Life is good.

We are very lucky to have 5 little embryos on ice
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Re: Anyone have experience with varicocele?

Postby Britgr27 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:56 am

We just got DH's Post varicocele repair analysis results back last week & his count went from 11 million to 70 million! So it definitely made a differance for us. The urologist told us it takes 3 months to see a differance & these results were 4 months after the surgery. Good Iuck!!!
TTC since August 2013
Me: 31 all tests normal
DH: 42 MFI- low sperm count, varicocele repair Oct. 2014, sperm count normal as of Feb. 2015, 0% morphology
1st IUI with 25 mg clomid March 28, 2015 : BFN :(
2nd IUI with 50 mg clomid April 23, 2015: BFN :(
Started seeing RE in July-
3rd IUI with 75 IU Menopur September 10, 2015: BFN :(
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Re: Anyone have experience with varicocele?

Postby CookT » Thu May 28, 2015 7:39 pm

Hi I have a vericocele in my left side, I have had 2 vericocelectomys, no pain for about a year after both surgerys then it returns, I also think I can help some other people on here that are going through the same thing by communicating what irritates the vericocele: nicotene, caffeine, masturbating, lifting, are the 4 ings/ines ..lol, that make it much worse, mostly because of the vasoconstriction they cause, the main goal is to stay on a diet rich in Vasodiolaters (cayyene, garlic, ginger, leafy greens, beets etc) cleaner the diet the less pain. Constipation also doesn't help. Out of everything CAFFEINE irritates the varicasele more than anything, feels like someone's hanging from your testi's with pliers..hope this helps (:
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