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Dear all,

i'm a new member, nice to meet you !
I've got varicocele, I feel pain when walking
quite pain sometimes
will it be that pain? I'm afraid that there's other problem
anyone would kindly share your experience?

Thank you very much
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replied January 9th, 2007
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I also have a varicocele. I had pain and was given antibiotics until I could get an ultrasound, because the doctor figured it was epididymitis. The ultrasound showed it to be a varicocele on my left testicle.

Around 10 -15% of men have them, usually on the left side, but most do not experience symptoms. Men looking to impregnate their wives and find themselves to be less than fertile may find that they have a varicocele. It's easily fixed if you need to become fertile again. The only western solutions my doctor told me about is surgery and pain killers, such as motrin. I think it's ridiculous to take a pain medicine when pain is only a symptom of an underlying problem. I looked for alternative solutions, but having the spelling wrong I didn't find any, which was fine because the pain went away. However, it flared up again and I began searching again, this time with the correct spelling. Apparently the only western solutions are surgery and what's called embolization, which is the implanting of a coil into the vein.

Some alternative options are herbs and/or a scrotal support. Not sure where you could get the scrotal support or supportive underwear, but i'm sure a search would bring something up.

I'm going the herbal route, along with some exercises. I say exercises, because a varicocele is basically just a varicose vein, which can be caused by poor circulation. Poor diet, clogged liver, etc. Can cause poor circulation, but exercise also helps. The herbs used are the same used for varicose veins, so if you don't find specific products for varicoceles, varicose should be fine. I found a homeopathic remedy being sold, but i've never really learned much about homeopathic remedies. Many of the ingredients are the same herbs used in herbal products though, so if you find it and want to try it, that's cool. I think it was called ultra varicocele treatment or something or other. I'm using a varicose vein product which contains butcher's broom and horse chestnut, along with another product of bilberry with extra bioflavanoids. Search around for varicocele treatments and you might find what to look for in terms of dosage and strength of the herbal extracts.

I also read of externally applying these herbs and others for varicose veins, as well as hamamelis for variocele. Hamamelis is one of the ingredients of that homeopathic remedy I told you about. I found a varicose vein cream that contains hamamelis, butcher's broom, horse chestnut, and other ingredients that I had read were beneficial for external application. Probably should talk to a doctor about it first, since the genitals are thin and more readily absorb what you apply.

I just began using these herbs a week ago and treatment could take 3-6 or more months, but if you don't want to start now, i'll let you know. Just remind me in a few months, because i'll probably forget. Also, mine only recently flared up again after a few months without many problems, so when I do report back it won't be because I had another ultrasound proving healing, it will be just based on symptoms. But even when the problem hasn't flared up, i'd still get minor signs that it was still there occasionally, so I should be able to state a degree of healing.
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replied August 4th, 2012
Alternative to surgery for varicocele
I have a minor varicosele which was quite painful when it first occurred. Instead of surgery, I switched to an anti-inflammatory diet and the pain disappeared. I had no surgery, but was able to have a baby (my son is now 2 months old).

Before getting surgery, try an anti-inflammatory diet. Green tea, blueberries,walnut, papaya etc. That might be enough.

Good luck all
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replied April 23rd, 2013
Did you finish your treatment? How did it go?
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replied February 9th, 2009
Hello User HealthySex
Hi HealthySex,
Did you get batter result from your treatment of varicocele? Please write me.
Thanks
Nimesh
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replied February 9th, 2009
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I believe I stuck with the products for a month, but did not experience any further pain. So I did not continue. That's not to say they worked, just that I didn't feel symptoms any longer and didn't feel it necessary to continue.
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replied March 23rd, 2009
Hi Healthy sex
i suffer from bilateral varicocele and i want to know where to find the varicose vein herbal products that u mentioned in ur post. i m from Bangalore, India.
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replied October 18th, 2009
Treatment for Varicocele/ Any exercise for Varicocele
I have bilateral mild varicocele, I experience pain around my groin region, the pain sometime leads to back pain.., basically I am a sport person, I was advised to wear scrotal support or tight underwear to avoid pain, Can you please give me any exercise.. to keep myself fit, or advise me what should I avoid doing... If possible, please refer me a specialist whom I can meet in personal, I stay in Bangalore, Thanks for your help in Advance...
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replied February 18th, 2010
varicocele
I have a varicocele on the left, I'm just 25 and concerned obviously.. it kind of crept up on me, just got worse and worse, all of my recent sexual partners have mentioned it,

I fit the bill for it, travel for work non-stop, poor diet. I rarely have pain but when I do it sucks. My biggest problem would be 'chafing' in the summer due to the enlargement.

I went to a DR despite my embarassment, he sent me to get an ultrasound, that was akward but the verdict was I am fine and don't need surgery unless it's bothering me. 8 months later I don't think I want to go through another summer without getting the surgery.

Any advice welcome...
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replied March 9th, 2011
Hi I myself looking for a non surgical cure... please advice an effective cure.. also i think if u stop masturbating for some days the pain stops... but i have experienced my erection not so hard when i have pain... but if i stop masturbating for 2 days, 3ed day it get a strong erection .. r u all also experiencing the same conditions?
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replied April 25th, 2011
Varicoceles
I was diagnosed with a varicocele last year. It felt like it just happened over night. One day I woke up and just had some minor/discomfort pain in my groin. I thought it would just go away on its own but after 2-3 months there was still pain and tenderness. I finally decided to go see a urologist. I was prescribed pain killers and antibiotics for a while but it didn't help much. I finally decided to have surgery because it was getting really annoying.
I grew tired of taking ibuprofen pills on a daily basis just to temporary take some pain away .I went with ligation surgery. There was still some minor pain 1-2 months post surgery but after that the pain dropped drastically. The doctor there told me to wear boxer jocks, stay active, and try to avoid really heavy lifting.
In conclusion, I've felt much better since then. It's much more tolerable. I've notice much more improvement wearing boxer jocks and doing much more cardiovascular exercises like running and basketball. One thing I noticed was that once I started doing heavy weights again with squats I began to get some discomfort and pain again. I stopped doing weights for a month or two and I got better again. I still do weights but nothing too heavy on the legs or anything that adds too much pressure to the abdomen.

Here are some things that have helped me and it might help you too:

- Stay active and keep good blood circulation.
RUN, SWIM, EXERCISE, PLAY SPORTS.

- I've noticed improvement once I changed my diet.
Eat healthier, less fast food, more vegetables and fruits.

- Lastly, I started doing cycles of taking Stoneroot herbal extract pills (Collinsonia canadensis). I take them for a month then stop like 2 months and then begin a new cycle. They help with circulation and help strengthen veins. They also help with constipation which adds pressure to your lower abdomen. I really recommend trying these things in combination with a good cardiovascular exercise regime.



EXERCISE (RUN, JOG, SWIM, PLAY SPORTS!)

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EAT HEALTHIER (MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES)
(LESS JUNK FOOD, FAT FOOD!)

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TRY STONEROOT HERBAL EXTRACT PILLS
(COLLINSONIA CANADENSIS)

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WEAR FITTED BUT NOT TOO TIGHT
BOXER JOCKS. (ESPECIALLY WHEN EXERCISING)

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Sorry for the long story but I recommend trying these things. I'm sure they will help you as they did with me.
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replied June 5th, 2012
surgery is the only option preventing from varicocele pain, i have done my left side surgery now its bit better than before
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replied November 12th, 2011
Hey guys, I'm 21, I have this problem with both of my testicles but mostly the left, I've had cripling pain come and go frequently for about 6 weeks now, and before that I experienced this once in a blue moon. the pain lasts about half an hour then goes for about 5-10 mins, sometimes it's so bad i cannot even stand so now I have just given up on sitting most of the time. The swelling gets really bad some times and also I've began to notice some shrinkage with the actual testi on the left.
I have an appointment with my doc in a few days, but I'm not sure I can handle a few more days of work with the amount of walking and heavy lifting I do.
any ideas to get me through? Other than painkillers or time off work, as neither is an option for me.
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replied April 23rd, 2013
Hamnz, how are you feeling now- did you find a treatment that worked?
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replied January 1st, 2012
Varicocele
hi im 16 years old and iv looked everything up on the internet and im sure i have this... At first i thought it may be cancer but now think it is this. I have been thinking about going to the GP but always been scared too as the GP is my best friends dad :/ Anyways iv also read it doesnt need to be cured by surgery therefore i wont have to go anyways? Ohh another question, does this mean im nt likely too have children when older? HELP
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replied January 10th, 2012
Im 16 also but mine is on my Right side? Is it sexually transmitted? How do i tell my parents?
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replied June 5th, 2012
the count of sperms might b low but dont b shy from ur parents varicocele is common in men its natural, visit ur nearest urologist asap, i already had my surgery but it was on the left side
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replied January 31st, 2012
I'm 21 and I think I have one as well. (The only reason I say "I think" is because I haven't been to a doctor yet to officially diagnose it, but all the symptoms match...).

@ceticlarsson Based on boatloads of research I've done, I think the only way to "cure" it is have some type of surgery, unfortunately. While I've read that some people apparantly had them just go away, others have shot this down.
Also, there is no concrete connection between varicoceles and the inability to have children, but 40% of men with infertility have varicoceles, so it's possible. I'd go to a doctor to get it checked out though

@daltont25 If it is a varicocele, don't worry. It's not an STD, There really isn't anyway to prevent it from happening. They're actually pretty common and they occur during puberty for about 15% of males between 15-25. Just tell your parents what a varicocele is (basically a varicose vein in the scrotum) and together you can determine the best course of action.

(Hope this helps. I'm still unsure exactly what to do myself, but according to research, if I do have a varicocele, it's nothing life-threatening. Just uncomfortable...)
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replied March 24th, 2012
vericocele
i just went through a surgery of vericocele(1 month or so)...the pain was adversely increased after playing tennis....what do u advise me....should i continue playing ...or i should stop playing tennis....
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replied May 15th, 2013
varicocele
i was diagnosed called varicocele and got operated when i was 13 yrs. I thought i would feel better until getting older. but now im 19. I saw something on mu left testice and touched it. That something is like before. Im scared the varicocele might return again. Im wondering. Hay. what should i do. May i continue to play basketball?
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replied November 8th, 2013
Varicocele Surhery in Bangalore
Hi all,
I am having varicocele and thinking of surgery. Kindly suggest a good urologist for varicocele surgery in bagalore, India. Thanks in advance.
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replied December 20th, 2014
I had varicocele embolization done because of pain and a low sperm count. I had previously had varicocele surgery which had failed. So my urologist told me to try embolization. I was in and out of hospital the same day. During and after the procedure I was in no pain. It was a success and the swelling disappeared after about a week. I am now able to weight train without being in any pain. Sperm count has also improved Smile
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