Main symptom of varicocele is swelling of scrota. If you have the problem of
swelling on both sides of the scrotum, it might be that you are suffering with
Basically varicocele is related with swelling of veins of scrotum.
What happens in varicocele is that spermatic vein which leads upward towards the
heart from the testicles becomes swollen. Blood pumping becomes difficult
because the one way valves which is inside the vein fails.
In normal case when the blood leaves the scrotum, it is pumped upwards at the
time when heart beats. After that the valves gets closed and they stop the blood
flow so that it may not come back down till the next heartbeat. But in
varicocele the veins gets stretched and widen up because of which the valves are
not able to close fully. Due to this the blood flows down between the beats
which should not happen. Weight of the blood enlarges the veins further and
stretches it. Flow of blood is not proper in such cases so the testicles become
polluted, overheated and undernourished.
These veins which get swollen are called varicocele. It is responsible for low
fertility or testosterone levels. This problem is a common one. 15% of the men
face this problem. There are no specific symptoms of varicocele and they develop
slowly. After some time the veins become enlarged and the pain starts.
In most cases varicocele appears at the left side of the scrotum, but also can
appear on both the sides when the probability is more of hormonal imbalances.
Varicocele is most common between the 15 to 25 age group of men. Appearance of
varicocele in aged men can be a cause of renal tumor. Renal tumor affects the
renal vein and separates the flow of the blood through spermatic vein. Problem
of varicocele remains unidentified till you diagnose infertility or till your
veins become enlarged and pain starts. Varicocele is considered to be the main
cause of infertility. Because of this fact 39% of the males getting treatment of
infertility suffer from this problem. Among these men, the one who are the
fathers of a child forms the 80% of the total. There is a good news for the men
having the problem of infertility that by treating varicocele fertility can be
If you are feeling such a problem, then you should not delay in consulting the
doctor. If you delay this problem your testicle may shrink. Also your immune
system gets weakened. In fact some experts think that if you delay in getting
the treatment you might get the problem of the cancer of the testicles.
Surgery is the major form of treatment for varicocele. There are a variety of
methods of surgery like microscopic sub-inguinal varicocelectomy, laparascopic
varicocelectomy. If you are able to change your living habits you can improve
the semen quality to a great extent. Some life style changes are:
If you are a smoker then quit from this bad habit.
You should avoid usage of the drugs like cocaine or marijuana.
Anabolic steroids are also responsible for this so try to avoid their use.
Quit from the habit of alcohol
Try to make exercise you routine.
By inhibiting these habits you can live a better life.