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Varicocele - successful pregnancy stories??

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laurlaur303 Wed 11-Sep-19 13:40:52

My partner got diagnosed with a varicocele earlier this year. Doctor said it doesn't appear to look like it'd cause infertility but as we weren't TTC at the time he said not to worry about it. Just wondering if anyone has managed to get pregnant with a Varicocele without having the operation to remove it? Thanks x

laurlaur303 Wed 11-Sep-19 18:40:36

Bump x

melissa1215 Wed 11-Sep-19 18:59:36

My partner had this, we had to have IVF (ICSI) due to this as surgery was not an option for him as it wasn't likely to enable him to get me pregnant naturally

MrsB899 Wed 11-Sep-19 19:34:33

My husband had this. We have 3 children. Good luck

TheHumanSatsuma Wed 11-Sep-19 19:38:50

Yes, after child 1 but before child 2.

laurlaur303 Wed 11-Sep-19 20:15:20

Thanks all that's really good news. The internet didn't have many success stories and all seemed pretty negative!

@MrsB899 did your husband have any treatment or were you just extremely lucky to conceive with no problems? smile

laurlaur303 Fri 13-Sep-19 13:24:08


laurlaur303 Tue 17-Sep-19 13:32:15

Anyone else?

wineymummy Tue 17-Sep-19 15:43:01

Yes. Mine discovered a varicocele. Then a few years later, discovered testicular cancer in the other one. So he was left with only one ball, with a varicocele.

When he got the cancer diagnosis we went into panic mode, talking about sperm banking etc, but the doctors just told us not to worry about it. (No chemo needed.)

We conceived DD1 first month and I just got pregnant again on the 3rd month. So it clearly isn't affecting him.

Scrivbeth Tue 17-Sep-19 15:59:58

My husband had a varicocele diagnosed when he was 17- he was told to go back to the doctor when he was thinking of trying for children. He went back to the doctor at 36 and had sperm tests - all fine. I am now 35 weeks pregnant and we conceived at about month 4 (once I had worked out ovulation dates so nothing to do with him!). The first step is for him to go to his GP so he can be referred for fertility testing.

laurlaur303 Tue 17-Sep-19 18:22:08

@wineymummy wow! What an amazing story, glad your OH is doing okay now smile

@Scrivbeth ahhh that's reassuring to know! Thank you grin Congratulations on your new arrival


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