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Spermatic Vein Ligation

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What do I need to know about a spermatic vein ligation?

A spermatic vein ligation is surgery to repair a varicocele. A spermatic vein ligation helps improve blood flow and decrease vein swelling. This may help improve the flow of sperm and improve fertility.


How do I prepare for a spermatic vein ligation?

What will happen during a spermatic vein ligation?

Spermatic Vein Ligation

What should I expect after spermatic vein ligation?

Ice and an athletic supporter may be applied to decrease discomfort.

What are the risks of spermatic vein ligation?

You may bleed more than expected or develop an infection. Your surgeon may need to make a larger incision instead of one or more small incisions. Your varicocele may not go away, or may return. You may develop swelling in your scrotum, around the testicle. Your testicles may decrease in size and your fertility may be lowered. Your pain may return.

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