Signs and Symptoms of Varicocele and its Treatment

Signs and Symptoms of Varicocele and its Treatment

Symptoms of varicocele are manifold and need to be taken seriously as it may be required to consult a doctor. Homeopathy treatment in Hyderabad is also worth trying out. 

A varicocele (VAR-ih-koe-seel) happens to be an enlargement of the veins within the loose bag of skin that does hold the testicles (scrotum). These veins do transport oxygen-depleted blood from the testicles. A varicocele does occur when blood pools in the veins rather than circulating properly out of the scrotum. Varicoceles usually tend to form during puberty and also develop over time. They may indeed cause some discomfort or pain, but they often result in no symptoms or complications.

A varicocele may rather cause poor development of a testicle, low sperm production, or other problems that may indeed lead to infertility. Surgery is meant to treat varicocele and can be recommended if there are complications.

Symptoms of varicocele

A varicocele usually does occur on the left side of the scrotum and often does produce no signs or symptoms. Possible signs, as well as symptoms, can be:

  • Pain- A dull, aching pain or discomfort is indeed more likely when standing or late in the day. Lying down doe help relieve pain.
  • A mass in the scrotum- If a varicocele is rather large enough, a mass like a “bag of worms” can be visible above the testicle. A smaller varicocele may be too small to see but noticeable by touch.
  • Differently sized testicles- The affected testicle can be noticeably smaller than the other testicle.
  • Infertility- A varicocele can lead to difficulty in fathering a child, but not all varicoceles do cause infertility.

When to see a doctor?

Annual wellness visits for boys are important for monitoring the development as well as the health of testicles. It is no doubt important to schedule as well as keep these appointments.

Several conditions could rather contribute to pain, swelling, or a mass in one’s scrotum. If a person experiences any of these, it is required to see one’s health care provider to get a timely as well as accurate diagnosis.

As a varicocele usually causes no symptoms, no treatment is often required. Varicoceles can be noticed during a fertility evaluation or a routine physical exam. However, if a person experiences pain or swelling in the scrotum, discovers a mass on the scrotum, or notices that the testicles are different sizes, then it means consulting a doctor. 

Signs and Symptoms of Varicocele and its Treatment


Surgery is not a cure. Varicocelectomy is considered to be a procedure that does aim to ligate the testicular veins. Ligation is no doubt essentially cutting the vein at two ends. Lighting (cutting) veins are not curing them. The risks associated with varicocelectomy are indeed likely as high as the potential benefits

Specific lifestyle changes are important and taking supplements to enhance the treatment results and combat the toxicities is also important. Of course does take caution as supplements may help, but they may be a small part of the overall natural treatment process. 

Jockstraps can at times provide much support that can alleviate pain or discomfort. Additional treatment, such as varicocelectomy and varicocele embolization, might be required necessary if one’s symptoms get worse.


A varicocelectomy is considered to be a same-day surgery that is performed in a hospital. A urologist will go in via one’s abdomen or pelvis and also clamp or tie off the abnormal veins. Blood can then rather flow around one’s abnormal veins to the normal ones. Consulting the doctor about how to prepare for the surgery and what to expect after the operation may be a good idea.

Varicocele embolization

Varicocele embolization has been acknowledged as a less invasive, same-day procedure. A small catheter is rather inserted into one’s groin or neck vein. A coil is then placed into one’s catheter and the varicocele. This does block blood from getting to the abnormal veins.

Homeopathy treatment in Hyderabad is also an excellent option.

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