A varicocele usually results in pain, fertility problems or testicular atrophy and it is a varicose vein of the scrotum and testicle. Veins comprise valves that work to permit blood to flow from the scrotum and testicles back to the heart. When these valves fail, the blood collects and enlarges the veins around the testicle in the scrotum to cause a varicocele. Open surgical ligation is the most frequent treatment for symptomatic varicoceles, which is carried out by a urologist. A nonsurgical treatment known as Varicocele embolization is carried out by an interventional radiologist. This is considered as effective as surgery with reduced risk, reduced pain and reduced recovery time. Patients thinking about surgical procedure must also get another opinion to make sure they understand all of their treatment choices. You can ask for a recommendation from your doctor, call the radiology department of any hospital and ask for interventional radiology.

Symptoms of varicocele

  • Pain: Throbbing pain when an individual has been sitting or standing for long periods of time and pressure accumulates on the affected veins. Usually, painful varicoceles are significant in size.
  • Fertility issues: There is a relation between infertility and varicoceles. The occurrence of varicocele increases to thirty percent in infertile couples. Decreased motility of sperm, decreased sperm count and an increase in the number of deformed sperm are associated with varicoceles. Some specialists think that clogged and expanded veins around the testes, known as varicoceles, cause unproductiveness by raising the warmth in the scrotum and lessening sperm production.
  • Testicular Atrophy:  Shrinking of the testicles is another symptom of varicoceles. Frequently, once the testicle is fixed it will return to normal size.

Varicocele Diagnosis

Diagnosis is moderately simple through either diagnostic or physical examination.

  • Usual on the left side of the scrotum
  • Visual physical exam – scrotum looks like a “bag of worms”
  • The testicle can reduce size/atrophy
  • When varicoceles are not present clearly, the anomalous blood flow can frequently be identified with a non-invasive imaging test called color flow ultrasound or through a venogram- an X-ray in which a special dye is injected into the veins to “emphasize” blood vessel abnormalities

Varicocele Ayurveda

Varicocele can be cured through Ayurveda, so if you do not want to go for any surgical procedure you can opt for Ayurvedic treatment. Proper varicocele ayurvedic treatment can help to

  • Has a calming effect on the mind.
  • Relieve stasis of blood and pain in the scrotum.
  • Reduce the varicosity of blood vessels.
  • Remove discomfort.
  • Improve the production and motility of the sperm.

Ayurvedic treatment offers a holistic approach, therefore, it becomes important to pay attention to the meal that you consume. For instance, foods like a red variety of rice, buttermilk, horse gram, radish, ginger, pomegranate, pepper, jaggery, sour fruits, ghee, meat soup, and milk should be included in the diet. However, spicy, salty, sour and astringent food substances, as well as soda, junk food, sugary drinks, and alcohol, must be avoided.

Thus, it can be said that classical Ayurveda treatment is one of the best ways for the treatment of varicocele without surgery.