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Varicocele embolization: Caring for your child at home after the procedureVVaricocele embolization: Caring for your child at home after the procedureVaricocele embolization: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherTeen (13-18 years)TesticleVeinsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2021-02-23T05:00:00Z8.5000000000000061.3000000000000605.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to look after your child at home after varicocele embolization.</p><p>Your child has had a <a href="/Article?contentid=2473&language=English">varicocele embolization</a>. The information on this page explains how to care for your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Call your doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department if your child has a fever, severe pain, or bleeding in the groin or the neck.</li><li>Go the nearest Emergency Department if your child has severe pain in the testicle.</li><li>Leave the groin or neck dressing on for 24 hours after the procedure.</li><li>You may give your child acetaminophen for pain.</li><li>Your child should avoid all physical activities for six full weeks after the procedure.</li></ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Phone the Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic, your child’s urologist, or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away, if your child has any of the following:</p><ul><li>throwing up (<a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) that does not stop</li><li>severe pain and swelling in the neck or groin, where the catheter was inserted, or in the testicle</li><li>bleeding or a growing bruise on the neck or groin</li><li>dizziness and pale colour</li><li>general weakness</li><li>severe and sudden shortness of breath</li><li>blood in the urine</li></ul><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>Most children who have a varicocele embolization go home the same day.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>If you have any concerns, call the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/IGT/index.html">Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic</a> at (416) 813-7654 ext. 201804. Speak to the IGT clinic nurse during working hours or leave a non-urgent message.</p><p>If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department. You can also call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-7500 and ask them to page a member of your child’s health-care team or the interventional radiology fellow on call.</p>
Embolisation d’une varicocèle : soignez votre enfant à la maison après l’intervention EEmbolisation d’une varicocèle : soignez votre enfant à la maison après l’intervention Varicocele Embolization: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFrenchOtherTeen (13-18 years)TesticleVeinsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00ZHealth (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Votre enfant a subi l’embolisation d’une varicocèle. La présente feuille de renseignement explique comment soigner votre enfant à la maison après l’intervention et quand appeler à l’aide.</p><p>Votre enfant a subi l'<a href="/Article?contentid=2473&language=French">embolisation d’une varicocèle</a>. La présente feuille de renseignement explique comment soigner votre enfant à la maison après l’intervention et quand appeler à l’aide.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Communiquez avec l’équipe de thérapie guidée par l’imagerie (TGI) ou allez au service des urgences le plus proche si votre enfant présente de la fièvre, une douleur grave ou des saignements à l’aine.</li><li>Rendez-vous au service des urgences le plus proche si votre enfant présente une douleur au testicule.</li><li>Laissez le pansement en place pendant 24 heures après l’intervention.</li><li>Vous pouvez administrer de l’acétaminophène (Tylenol®) à votre enfant contre la douleur.</li><li>Votre enfant devrait éviter toute activité physique pendant six semaines complètes après l’intervention.</li></ul><h2>Quand consulter un médecin</h2><p>Communiquez avec votre spécialiste ou l’équipe de thérapie guidée par imagerie (TGI) ou encore, allez immédiatement au service des urgences le plus près si votre enfant présente l’un des symptômes suivants :</p><ul><li>des <a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=French">vomissements</a> incessants;</li><li>des douleurs intenses et de l’enflure à l’aine où le cathéter a été inséré ou dans le testicule;</li><li>un saignement ou une ecchymose qui s’agrandit à l’aine;</li><li>des étourdissements et de la pâleur;</li><li>une faiblesse généralisée;</li><li>un essoufflement grave et soudain;</li><li>la présence de sang dans l’urine.</li></ul><h2> À l’hôpital SickKids </h2><p>Si vous avez des inquiétudes au cours des 48 premières heures, communiquez avec la clinique de thérapie guidée par l’imagerie (TGI) pendant les heures de services au 416 813-6054 et demandez à parler avec un infirmier spécialisé en thérapie guidée par l’imagerie. Après 48 heures, veuillez communiquer avec votre urologue. Si vous avez des inquiétudes en dehors des heures de services, consultez votre médecin de famille, rendez-vous au service des urgences le plus près ou communiquez avec le standard téléphonique de l’Hôpital pour enfants malades SickKids au 416 813-1500 et demandez-leur de signaler la pagette de votre spécialiste ou du spécialiste en radiologie interventionnelle de garde.</p>

 

 

 

 

Varicocele embolization: Caring for your child at home after the procedure1225.00000000000Varicocele embolization: Caring for your child at home after the procedureVaricocele embolization: Caring for your child at home after the procedureVEnglishOtherTeen (13-18 years)TesticleVeinsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2021-02-23T05:00:00Z8.5000000000000061.3000000000000605.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to look after your child at home after varicocele embolization.</p><p>Your child has had a <a href="/Article?contentid=2473&language=English">varicocele embolization</a>. The information on this page explains how to care for your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Call your doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department if your child has a fever, severe pain, or bleeding in the groin or the neck.</li><li>Go the nearest Emergency Department if your child has severe pain in the testicle.</li><li>Leave the groin or neck dressing on for 24 hours after the procedure.</li><li>You may give your child acetaminophen for pain.</li><li>Your child should avoid all physical activities for six full weeks after the procedure.</li></ul><h2>Dressing care</h2><p>Your child will have a dressing or bandage over the site of the procedure (the neck or the groin). You can take the dressing off 24 hours after the procedure.</p><p>If the dressing gets wet or dirty, take it off and replace it with a clean adhesive bandage. Your child may also have a bruise on the neck or groin, which can take up to 10 days to go away.</p><h2>Bathing</h2><p>Your child may have a bath or shower the day after the procedure.</p><h2>Meals</h2><p>If your child is feeling well enough after the anesthetic, they can return to eating what they normally eat. It is also important to encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids for 48 hours after the procedure.</p><h2>Pain relief</h2><p>If needed, give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain. Do not give your child any medicines that will thin the blood, such as <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> or <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>, without checking with a nurse or your child's doctor first.</p><h2>Activity</h2><p>After the procedure, your child will need to stay home from school or day care, and avoid physical activity for the first 24 hours. Your child may return to school 24 hours after the procedure, with restricted activity. This includes walking. Your child should avoid all physical activities for six full weeks. These include:</p><ul><li>activities played during gym class</li><li>contact sports</li><li>gymnastics</li><li>diving/swimming</li><li>bicycle riding</li><li>rollerblading</li><li>hockey</li><li>soccer</li><li>skiing</li><li>horseback riding</li></ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Phone the Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic, your child’s urologist, or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away, if your child has any of the following:</p><ul><li>throwing up (<a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) that does not stop</li><li>severe pain and swelling in the neck or groin, where the catheter was inserted, or in the testicle</li><li>bleeding or a growing bruise on the neck or groin</li><li>dizziness and pale colour</li><li>general weakness</li><li>severe and sudden shortness of breath</li><li>blood in the urine</li></ul><h2>Clinic visits after the varicocele embolization</h2><ul><li>Following the procedure, your child will have a follow-up visit with their urologist.</li><li>At six months, your child will have an <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1290&language=English">ultrasound</a> and a follow-up visit with the interventional radiologist.</li></ul><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>Most children who have a varicocele embolization go home the same day.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>If you have any concerns, call the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/IGT/index.html">Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic</a> at (416) 813-7654 ext. 201804. Speak to the IGT clinic nurse during working hours or leave a non-urgent message.</p><p>If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department. You can also call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-7500 and ask them to page a member of your child’s health-care team or the interventional radiology fellow on call.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/varicocele_embolization_caring_for_your_child_at_home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/varicocele_embolization_caring_for_your_child_at_home.jpgVaricocele embolization: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFalse

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