How are postoperative infections treated following varicocele repair?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: Wesley M White, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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If wounds become infected (usually 3-5 d after surgery), antibiotics may be necessary. Infected wounds can become warm, swollen, red, and painful, with significant drainage from the incision site, and patients may develop fever.


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