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Hydrocele Natural Ayurvedic Treatment

Author : Gurnam Saini  


A hydrocele is a condition characterized by the collection of fluid in the sac formed around the testicles. Though this condition can affect the males at any age. Hydrocele does not cause any life-threatening complications and surgery is the most common way to treating this.


However, in some cases, it may cause significant swelling due to which men experience considerable discomfort and heaviness. Natural treatment for hydrocele with ayurvedic herbs can help to control the symptoms and prevent the swelling from worsening (only in mild to moderate forms of hydrocele). [1]


Causes Of Hydrocele


Newborn babies can develop hydroceles due to the abnormal development of the scrotal region during pregnancy. In normal cases, the testicles of a male child descend from the abdomen towards the scrotum during the last trimester of pregnancy. The scrotum is formed by the sac of the skin, which holds the testicles after they have descended.


During development, the testicles have a naturally occurring sac surrounding them. The sac contains fluid, which is absorbed by the body during the child’s first year followed by the closure of the sac. However, in the babies with hydrocele, this process fails to occur. As a result, the collection of fluid persists in the scrotal region resulting in hydroceles. The incidence of hydrocele is higher in the babies born prematurely.


Adult men may develop a hydrocele following an infection or injury in the scrotum. The symptoms of hydrocele in adults include discomfort along with a sensation of heaviness due to a swollen scrotum. It may also cause mild to moderate pain that becomes worse if the inflammation is not controlled. The use of ayurveda herbal medicine for hydrocele can help to control some inflammation and can reduce the pain and swelling caused due to this disease.


In adult men, hydrocele forms if the passage through which the testicles had descended had not closed fully. As a result, the fluid can enter or the channel can reopen thus resulting in the fluid collection and swelling in the scrotal region. 


The inflammation may occur due to the infection called epididymitis. Men suffering from hydrocele can be  advised to follow an ayurvedic diet to control inflammation and support the body’s natural healing processes.


The hydroceles can be of two types: noncommunicating and communicating. Noncommunicating hydroceles occur when the scrotal sac closes, but the fluid is not fully absorbed by the body. Communicating hydroceles occur when the sac surrounding the testicle remains open. This allows the fluid to flow in and cause swelling.

A swollen scrotum is often the only symptom of hydrocele. In some men, the swelling becomes worse in the morning and subsides in the evening. It is usually not very painful, but may cause a sense of heaviness.


A hydrocele usually does not affect the men’s fertility. However, when a hydrocele is associated with a testicular condition, it may cause a few complications, such as an infection. This may reduce the sperm production or motility leading to infertility.


In some cases, hydroceles may progress to cause an inguinal hernia. The use of a home remedy to shrink hydrocele as mentioned in Ayurveda can help to reduce the symptoms and minimize the risk of these complications.


Hydrocele Natural Pain Relief


Patients diagnosed with hydrocele can seek ayurvedic treatments to obtain relief from pain and control inflammation without the risk of these side effects. Ayurveda offers treatment using natural herbs that possess anti-inflammatory properties. They can help to reduce pain and swelling caused due to hydrocele by controlling inflammation naturally. These herbs also promote the healing processes to restore the health of the scrotal region. 


Hydrocele Treatment In Ayurveda


Hydrocele treatment in Ayurveda includes the use of herbs that can possess medicinal properties. These herbs can help to relieve the symptoms of hydroceles and prevent the development of complications such as infections, tumor, or a hernia. 

Though most cases of hydroceles in infants resolve without any active treatment, surgery may be required if the swelling persists even after a year. Surgical intervention may also be needed in case the swelling increases.


Varun (Crataeva nurvala):  It can work by producing an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect. It can also be used to prevent infections in the affected part. [2]


Kanchnar: Kanchanara can be used to reduce pain and swelling in the scrotum. It can also prevent a hydrocele from worsening by producing a natural anti-inflammatory effect. [3]


Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa): Ayurveda, the system of Indian Medicine, recommends the use of Punarnava to reduce the risk of complications of hydroceles and help reduce the swelling. [4]


Erand (Ricinus communis): Men with hydroceles can use Erand to reduce the swelling and pain. The antioxidant action of this herb can protect the affected part against further damage and can control the progress of hydrocele. [5]


Rasana (Pluchea lanceolata): Rasana can be used to obtain relief from the symptoms of hydrocele such as pain and swelling. It can also produce an antibacterial effect and prevent infections.


Hydrocele Natural Treatment


Hydrocele natural treatment using herbs can be beneficial for the men for obtaining relief from the symptoms of this disease (in the mild cases of hydrocele). The herbal treatment works by producing a natural antioxidant effect on the affected part. It can protect the region against free radical damage and thus, prevent the worsening of the symptoms.


It can also reduce the risk of complications by reducing swelling with its anti-inflammatory properties.  It can reduce pain and discomfort by producing an analgesic action. The ayurvedic doctor in Melbourne can offer holistic treatment for the patients with hydrocele. The treatment is aimed at correcting the balance in the three doshas.


Ayurvedic Medicine In Australia


Men with a hydrocele can seek ayurvedic medicine in Australia to obtain  relief from the symptoms of this disease. The ayurveda doctors at the Melbourne wellness centre offer a holistic treatment that is aimed at relieving the symptoms by supporting the body’s natural healing functions. 


The naturopath in Melbourne also recommends panchakarma detox to assist in the recovery. Panchakarma therapy helps in the elimination of harmful substances from the body that can trigger inflammation and worsen hydroceles. The Melbourne natural medicine clinic can help men to manage hydroceles in a naturally safe and effective manner.




If you wish to enquire more information on how ayurveda can offer support with hydrocele, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.





Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence.


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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More