Urological Science

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 182--185

Effects of varicocelectomy on sleep quality: Varicocele may affect sleep quality


Fatih Atac1, Unal Oztekin2, Mehmet Caniklioglu2, Sercan Sari2, Adem Tokpinar3, Gokhan Sonmez4 
1 Department of Urology, Batman Zilan Private Hospital, Batman, Turkey
2 Department of Urology, Yozgat Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey
3 Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Yozgat Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey
4 Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Unal Oztekin
Yozgat Bozok University, Faculty of Medicine, 7th km, Ataturk Road, Yozgat
Turkey

Purpose: The relationship between sleep quality and testosterone levels has been known. However, there are no data whether sleep quality and varicocelectomy have a relationship. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effect of varicocelectomy on sleep quality and testosterone levels. Materials and Methods: A total of 39 patients with painful left grade 3 varicocele were included in the study. Visual analog scale, serum testosterone levels, Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) including subparameters of sleep were questioned and recorded preoperatively and postoperatively. Results: There was a significant difference between the preoperative and postoperative parameters of both PSQI and subparameters of sleep (P < 0.05). After the operation, 36 (92.3%) patients had remarkable pain relief. Testosterone levels of 32 (82%) patients increased. Conclusion: We concluded that a remarkable improvement in sleep quality was provided after varicocelectomy. Furthermore, evaluation of varicocele may be useful in male patients with unexplained sleep disorders.


How to cite this article:
Atac F, Oztekin U, Caniklioglu M, Sari S, Tokpinar A, Sonmez G. Effects of varicocelectomy on sleep quality: Varicocele may affect sleep quality.Urol Sci 2021;32:182-185


How to cite this URL:
Atac F, Oztekin U, Caniklioglu M, Sari S, Tokpinar A, Sonmez G. Effects of varicocelectomy on sleep quality: Varicocele may affect sleep quality. Urol Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2023 Jan 26 ];32:182-185
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