Varicocele Treatment


What is a Varicocele?

A varicocele is a condition where veins become enlarged inside your scrotum (the pouch of skin that holds your testicles).

Varicoceles form during puberty, and can grow larger and easier to notice over time. Varicoceles are more common on the left side of the scrotum. This is because the male anatomy isn’t the same on both sides. Varicoceles can exist on both sides at the same time, but this is rare. About 10 to 15 boys out of 100 have a varicocele. For a better understanding of the condition please watch the video below.

Most men with a varicocele show no symptoms. But varicoceles are a concern for many reasons. Some may cause infertility or problems fathering a child and slow growth of the left testicle during puberty. Varicoceles may also lead to fertility problems in 4 out of 10 men facing difficulty fathering their first child. They may also be the cause of fertility problems in about 8 out of 10 wishing to father a second child. In many cases they cause pain.

Varicoceles are found through self-exam of the scrotum or during a routine doctor’s exam. They’ve been described as a “bag of worms” because of how they look and feel.

I might be suffering from a varicocele, what should I do next?

If you are suffering or suspect that you are suffering from varicocele, we advise you too book an appointment see a specialist Urologist/Andrologist.

Because Varicocele can have various degrees of severity and can affect you sperm health it is important that a comprehensive evaluation is carried out.

Our doctors extensive experience diagnosing and treating of varicocele and our clinic is an international referral centre for patients suffering from the condition. During the consultation, your doctor will examine you and your medical history thoroughly, establishing a tailored diagnosis and help you to treat this.



A varicocele is a condition where veins become enlarged inside your scrotum (the pouch of skin that holds your testicles). Continue Reading....
Urologists often check for varicoceles with the patient standing. You may be asked to take a deep breath, hold it, and bear down while your urologist feels the scrotum above the testicle. This technique is known as the “Valsalva maneuver.” It lets your urologist find any enlarged veins. Continue Reading....
The impact of varicocele repair on fertility isn’t clear at the moment. Some studies have shown fertility improves after varicocele repair while other studies are inconclusive. Semen quality improves in 6 out of 10 infertile men after varicocele repair. This treatment should be considered along with other fertility treatment choices. Continue Reading....