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Old 03-03-2003, 08:25 AM   #1
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Question vitamins for varicoceles?

Hey I need some help.
I want to know if there are any alternatives (i.e.
herbs, lotions, pills etc..) to relieve the pain of a varicocele & swollen lymph nodes?
I am a male in my 30's with several enlarged lymph
nodes in the groin area on my left side. The lymph
nodes have not increased in size and they are non tender. They are about the
size of a pea. I also have a moderate size varicocele on
the left side. I sometimes have pain in my lower left
abdominal area and along my left side in the flank area
along the pelvic crest. My lymph nodes sometimes are
sore and I sometimes have pain in my testicles.
(Sometimes after having sex.)

I've had the varicocele for about 3 years. I just notice the
swelling of the lymph glands 8 months ago. (They
could of been there longer.) The pain in my lower
abdominal and glands started about 6 months ago.

I went to a urologist who diagnosed me with having a
varicocele on the left side and suggested for me to
have a CT scan of my abdominal & pelvis. He also
suggested an x-ray of my chest.

The findings from the X-ray and CT scan are:

Lung bases are clear. My organs are normal.
There are several unopacified bowel loops, but there
are no retroperitoneal or retrocrural adenopathy.

There are no pelvis masses. The bladder normal.
There are several unopacified pelvic bowel loops, but
there are no gross bowel abnormalities.
several small, non-pathologically enlarged common
nodes in the inguinal area bilaterally.
There are several non-pathologically enlarged inguinal
There is no pelvic adenopathy.

I don't understand some of the medical terminology, but
my urologist told me that the results were pretty much
negative. (If you see somthing in the findings, let me know.) I'm concerned because I still have swollen
glands and occasional pain in my abdominal and groin

Unfortunately, I don't have any medical insurance and I
don't know what to do or what is the cause of my nodes
swelling. I had a root canal about a year ago and I was
wondering if that had something to do with the swelling.

So if there are any alternatives (i.e.
herbs, lotions, pills etc..) to relieve the pain of the varicocele & lymph nodes, pease let me know?

Also, will the same medications for varicose veins &
hemmoroids work on varicoceles? (aren't they

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Old 03-30-2003, 07:18 PM   #2
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taurussoca HB User

i had same one like this one for 20 years. many different doctors didnt find one till i paid my own expense to see professional dr and found it and can be done by surgery.
to avoid more pain.. avoid lift heavy things. take the pain pill or motrin or asprian for pain.
sometime i tried some different brief or boxer to comfort my testicles.
my first complained doctor thought it was colon and sent me to lab to have it done and result was normal. that is same thing you and i has one. yes left testes.
stop pain try ice on the groin to relieve blood backup which cause swell vein. or ice on testes.

i got my left testes corrected so my groin pain has been stopped all gone.. so i feel more comfortable and peace to go bed. in 20 yrs my groin sometime bother me while bedtime but just ingore so i used to sleep.
it was pain when lift heavy stuffs so i didnt noticed till i learned one too late. but my age is 42 now. so hopefully you will be ok. so prepare to get insurance or workout with county hospital to lower expense when it get worse.

i had it worse when reach 39 yrs old.


Old 10-16-2003, 03:58 PM   #3
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I am 26 and have had a left side varicocele since I was 16.. from experience I can say that varicoceles don't get better with time. If you get health insurance, I recommend going to see an interventional radiologist rather than a urologist for the treatment of your varicocele. A urologist will use surgery, which can take weeks to recover from. An interventional radiologist will use a minimally invasive method called "embolization" that involves routing a tiny catheter through your leg to the varicose vein and blocking it internally with a spring or or other device without actually cutting anything. Both methods have the same effect and success rates, but embolization is much easier on the body. I was happy with my treatment and the recovery was just a couple days. Go to [url=""][/url] to read about the embolization. Warning: both types of doctors will try to tell their way is better, so you have to compare and decide.

Old 10-22-2003, 05:37 PM   #4
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dwaynex HB User

mwn80-from experience I can say that varicoceles don't get better with time.
Does it get worse? If so, what are some of the things that can happen?

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