Ok, been wearing boxer-briefs / briefs for a while now and things seem to be ok. However, I do have another question now. Because I've been focusing on the area more lately to determine if the tight underwear was working I've noticed that when I lay down the varicocele doesn't go away. It doesn't hurt but aren't these things supposed to shrink in size or go away when laying down? I was thinking its one of two things:
If it's been this way the whole time since my surgery and I just haven't noticed it till now maybe a lot of veins were cut and now it's like the blood from 3 arteries are only being retuned by one vein thus causing a lot of pressure regardless of laying down? Is this possible or would the veins "adjust" to send less blood "knowing" that their was only one vein to return blood? (this particular theory really bothers me, can this even happen) The second thing I thought it might be is a hernia and my intestines are blocking the blood from returning?
I'm making a doctors appointment because the blood not returning when lying down is bothering me believing my first theory about 3 arteries and increased pressure due to fewer veins is the case. Thanks again.View Thread
Ok, so when I stand at work for a long time I notice my legs (thighs) hurt which is fine but sometimes my scrotum hurts on the left side also (I have a varicocele on that side however the pain from standing is in the scrotum). I looked this up and it says the two areas share a nerve. I actually had pain in my thighs, sat down, and upon standing for 2 seconds the pain was completely gone from both my legs and only on the left side of the scrotum... as soon as my mind said "wheres the pain in your legs?" the pain returned to both legs and left the scrotum area. Maybe the pain is just nerves and not the varicocele?
On a separate note when my varicocele acts up (starts to hurt) 9 times out of 10 there is food passing through my intestine (the part that crosses over the spermatic cord) I can "push" this food manually past the area upon which the pain will stop. Do I have a inguinal hernia?
Wow, you have no idea how much stress I was going through thinking that it getting worse was inevitable. At least now I can hope it won't get worse. One last quick question... I wear boxers all these 7 years... should I be wearing briefs for support? the thickness of the scrotum on that side actually feels thicker, is this from more muscle forming to deal with the extra weight? If so maybe I should keep boxers so muscle stays there? Thanks!!!View Thread
Sorry, don't know how to edit last post: So, 20 years best case scenario, or is it possible to be ok for longer than that / whole life / I'm 24? (I think I'm going to start running / cardiovascular health) Thanks again.View Thread
Those surgery side effects are why I'm so worried about it getting worse and having to get the surgery again. The first one got rid of the pain but also caused some permanent numbness on that side. (I'd guess -1/3 sensation) Don't want to have the surgery again.View Thread