What treatments exist to treat Varicocele?

I have had a varicocele for more than 9 years, although I have been able to have children since having the a varicocele. The problem causes a serious inconvenience with constant aching on the left side and sensitivity throughout the day. I have read that Hammelis Virginiana is potential treatment for this disease, can you provide some information on this and also what other treatments that are recommendable?

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Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

A varicocele is the dilation of the veins around the testicle. The most common treatment is to tie off the vessels (not to remove them) at the level of the inguinal canal. In other words, tying them off at their source so that they decompress. This can be done with a small open incision with or without the aid of an operating microscope. Other methods include doing this laparoscopically or a radiologist attempting to block off using intravascular methods.

Published on Mar 11, 2019

Answered by John C. McHugh, MD (View Profile)

A varicocele is the dilation of the veins around the testicle. The most common treatment is to tie off the vessels (not to remove them) at the level of the inguinal canal. In other words, tying them off at their source so that they decompress. This can be done with a small open incision with or without the aid of an operating microscope. Other methods include doing this laparoscopically or a radiologist attempting to block off using intravascular methods.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Marc Goldstein, MD, FACS

Varicocele is an enlarged vein in the scrotum; it is similar to varicose veins in the legs or hemorrhoids. It is usually found on the left side. It is due to absent or defective valves in the veins, and there is no medication that can treat that. The best treatment is an outpatient procedure called microsurgical varicocelectomy. This is best performed by a fellowship trained urologic microsurgeon who has done a large number of these procedures.

Published on Sep 21, 2015

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Answered by Marc Goldstein, MD, FACS

Varicocele is an enlarged vein in the scrotum; it is similar to varicose veins in the legs or hemorrhoids. It is usually found on the left side. It is due to absent or defective valves in the veins, and there is no medication that can treat that. The best treatment is an outpatient procedure called microsurgical varicocelectomy. This is best performed by a fellowship trained urologic microsurgeon who has done a large number of these procedures.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Stephen F. Shaban, MD

The only effective treatment with durability, for symptomatic scrotal varicocele, is varicocelectomy. I prefer to do a subinguinal microscopic approach.

Published on Sep 21, 2015

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Answered by Stephen F. Shaban, MD

The only effective treatment with durability, for symptomatic scrotal varicocele, is varicocelectomy. I prefer to do a subinguinal microscopic approach.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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