Men, it’s almost unfathomable to deal with testicular issues at any level of any kind.  It’s the most unpleasant experience there is regardless of the problem. In recent years varicocele has stolen the show as a major issue in the scrotum of men.

It forms when the valves in a vein prevent the spermatic cord from working. This in turn causes the blood to back up leading to the swelling of the veins. Think varicose veins in the legs, except in the scrotum.


Any varicocele condition is difficult to deal with and can be painful.  Men can feel scrotal swelling or see a lump in the testes. Discoloration of the scrotum and testicle area is also a sign that there could be varicole conditions there.

Some cases can be painful while others are just there for looks, but in any case, you must do your due diligence to get it checked out and undergo the necessary procedures to get rid of it. This is definitely a problem you don’t want to let get away.

A problem like this can also lead to infertility issues for males between the ages of 18-28. Even though the conditions of varicocele can be painless it is doing things inside your body that you can’t see that will have lifelong ramifications.


It doesn’t take anyone with a higher degree to tell you that treatment is necessary for varicoceles.  One of the most efficient ways to do that is through embolization, a procedure that prevents the already swollen veins from amassing more fluid – in turn lowering the amount of swelling in the veins.

A dye is used to identify the blockage and the veins, then the embolism (small blockages) is inserted.  (It’s not counterintuitive to have a blockage fight a blockage.)

The mass of fluid causing the varicocele will simply waste away.  This treatment is certainly much safer than varicocelectomy, one of the most highly invasive procedures today.  Not only that there are certain advantages to an embolism that are not widely known but your body will thank you later for it.

Faster Recovery Time

Recovery time is nothing at which to be scoffed. Because varicocele embolism is minimally invasive it causes less physical stress on the patients. “Surgical” procedures can be damaging and recovery times often last longer.

Faster Procedure Time

The faster a procedure time is the better. That reduces the amount of risk that one assumes and it also lends to faster recovery times as noted above.

Safer Procedure

Surgeons and doctors will agree that the procedure to introduce an embolism to the affected mass is safer than onset surgery. With surgery there is always an assumed risk, and flooded with uncertainties once finished. Once the mass goes away it is likely to not come back.

When dealing with testicular issues you need to take care of them.  It could lead into something much more if the problem isn’t identified and fixed early on.  Take charge of your life and get the necessary help when needed.