Hope you are well. Just wanted to see if you have done any research on or have any opinions on varicocele embolization as a way to increase my fertility?
Just a follow up from previous email i wanted to send some data from trials:
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Those Studies and Both Bias & Misleading!
"Technical success" just means that the procedure was successfully completed. It has nothing to do with your personal results. It doesn't mean that your varicocele swelling has reduced. It also does not mean that you won't develop permanent discomfort or pain from the coils. It also doesn't mean that there wasn't serious damage done during the procedure. It also has nothing to do with improved chances of pregnancy.
The recurrence rate of embolization has been reported to be as high as 30% for right-sided varicoceles. As well, I believe meta-analysis (not 1 study) show that there is a much higher varicocele redevelopment rate than this study misleads about.
Yes, 35% of infertile couples who undergo embolization can have a successful pregnancy. That's awesome right? Nope. The normal, natural rate, without embolization is about 33% or 34%... They gave a "11-60%" range to mislead you.
The problem is that all of these studies are backed by radiology departments. There is also a massive over-publication on surgery and embolization. So, if you wanted, you could run a meta-analysis, and select only the ones that favor the conclusion that you are looking for.
My question for you is: Why are there almost zero scientific studies looking at Lifestyle Interventions for varicocele treatment? Just because there is no money in it.
Oh, and here is another question for you: Why are there almost zero trials looking at the "interventions" in improving varicocele pain? Because they aren't very effective at all for improving pain, and can often cause increase of pain or permanent discomfort/pain.
I hope that helps clarify things for you.
Oh, and if you're looking to improve your fertility, I'm pretty sure that varicocelectomy has a higher effectiveness than embolization for that. You should research it further if you're committing to one of these procedures.
Here is what my research has found: https://varicocelehealing.com/surgery-risks.html
Here is a good post on Varicocele & Infertility for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rnzce2FNw-w
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