Varicoceles are a little known but common condition one out of ten men suffer from. It affects the scrotum and it is harmless in most cases. For some, the signs and symptoms go unnoticed, for others varicoceles can be very painful. The most common symptom is discomfort and pain in the scrotum that occurs in the morning upon first waking up. It typically starts as a dull throb and then, as the day goes on pain increases gradually and significantly, especially if you spend a lot of time standing engaging in activities that are physically demanding. If you are experiencing pain associated with Varicoceles, the only way to alleviate it is to lie down on your back—an approach to pain relief that has it’s limits.

While symptoms of varicoceles can be disconcerting and disruptive to your daily life, there are treatments that can quickly address the condition. The professionals at Advanced Vein Therapy in Boise, are trained in the treatment of varicoceles and are ready to help you find relief so you can get back on your feet again.

What causes varicoceles?

Varicoceles occur when the veins inside your scrotum become enlarged. All throughout your body you have veins that are responsible for returning blood to your heart. Veins have valves that open and shut to assist with blood transportation. Varicose veins appear when the valves in your veins stop working and cause the blood to pool and the vein walls to expand. When this occurs in your scrotum, it causes a backup of blood. Varicoceles can cause your testicles to shrink in size and even lead to infertility problems. Medical professionals aren’t completely certain about what causes the infertility issues. They speculate that it could be either a buildup of toxins in the blood around your testicles, a lack of blood flow, or improper testicle control. If you think you are suffering from varicoceles it is important to seek the help of a vein specialist and identify a treatment plan.

Treating Varicoceles

Varicoceles can be treated without a trip to the hospital or a complicated surgical procedure. Treatments are performed in office at Advanced Vein Therapy office in Boise, and patients are able to return home soon after. Once your physician identifies the location of the varicose veins in your scrotum, the procedure involves treating the affected area and removing the damaged veins. A local anesthetic is used to numb the area and then a micro incision is made where the varicose vein has occurred. After treatment, most patients are sore for a few days, however the vast majority return to their normal daily activities within one week.

Advanced Vein Therapy in Boise

The specialists at Advanced Vein Therapy understand how veins work and the conditions that affects them. We know that venous disease diminishes quality of life and can take a toll on your confidence. Our friendly staff of professionals works hard to make sure you feel comfortable and confident in the care you will be receiving. We offer leading edge, scientifically proven treatment methods that address your condition as quickly and as comfortably as possible without a trip to the hospital. Our goal is to provide you with fast, effective treatment so that you can find relief from varicoceles and start enjoying your life again.

You deserve the best treatments available, and that is exactly what you get when you come to Advanced Vein Therapy. We hold our self to the highest standards of care and our dedication to customer service and your wellbeing is unparalleled. At Advanced Vein Therapy, we offer the best treatments for varicoceles, so you don’t have to continue to suffer. Call us to schedule a consultation with a vein specialist.