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Hydrocele testis, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Ayurvedic Treatment


Hydrocele is a condition in which there is accumulation of serous fluid in the body cavity. Hydrocele testis is a condition in which there is accumulation of fluids around the empty space of testicles. It is generally caused by the peritoneum wrapped around the testis. This peritoneum here is called tunica vaginalis. The hydrocele in primary form may develop in adulthood also, particularly in the people who are living in hot countries. The secondary hydrocele can develop as the result of some testicular condition like infection, tumor or sometimes infection also. In this article we will discuss the causes, types, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of hydrocele.


In the word hydrocele, hydro means water and cele means swelling. Hydrocele is understood as the condition in which a swelling is formed due to the accumulation of fluid around the testis. The swelling is usually painless and is present in the outermost covering of the testes. Urology explains that fluid space in the spermatic cord, due to the failure in closure of the tract through which the testis descends into the scrotum. The peritoneal fluid thus drains through this open tract and gets trapped in the scrotum. This condition can also be the result of a blow to the scrotum.

Due to the presence of ulcers, Ayurvedic drugs having vrana shodhana (purification of ulcers) and ropana (healing) properties are made use. Moreover Amapachana (removal of toxins) is done whenever required. Herbs like Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), Musta (Cyperus rotundus) ,Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) ,Vasa (Adhatoda vasica) and various others are best suited for this condition.

Hydrocele testis


Hydrocele can be produced by four ways

  1. It can be produced due to the excessive production of fluid in the scrotal sac.
  2. The scrotal fluid already contains some fluid for the nourishment of the testicular covering membrane. But if there is defective absorption of serous fluid then hydrocele occurs.
  3. Any condition like elephantiasis that interferes with the lymphatic drainage of social structures.
  4. It can also be associated with the connection to a hernia in the abdominal cavity.


Symptoms usually include heaviness in the groin region, scrotum enlargement, discomfort due to the large size of scrotum and pain as the size of the scrotum increases.

Types of hydrocele

Following are the types of Hydrocele

1. Primary hydrocele

The scrotal swelling in this case is soft and non tender and also appears large on examination. Testis are generally never felt during palpation or physical examination. Transillumination demonstrates the presence of fluid in the scrotum. They grow to a very large size if ignored for a long time. The Big size of the scrotum causes discomfort and also causes testicular atrophy. It is capable of obstructing the blood supply to the scrotum.

2. Secondary hydrocele

This type usually develops due to the associated testicular disease or condition like cancer, trauma or testicular inflammation. It is mostly associated with acute or chronic epididymo- orchitis. It is also associated with testicular torsion. It is lax and moderate in size with palpable underlying testis.

3. Infantile hydrocele

In infantile hydroceles the tunica vaginalis and the processus vaginalis are distended to the inguinal ring but usually have no relation to the abdominal cavity.    

4. Congenital hydrocele

This type develops due to the communication between the processus vaginalis and the peritoneal cavity. The communication is the result of failure of processus vaginalis to close.

5. Encysted hydrocele

It is understood as the smooth, oval shaped swelling near the spermatic cord which is usually understood as inguinal hernia. The swelling moves downward and makes the testis move gently downward. They become immobile once moved down.


Transillumination test is positive and the fluctuation test is also positive. Impulse on coughing is negative and reducibility is also absent. On palpation testis are not palpated separately.


When it appears in the first year of life it generally resolves on its own but if it persists even after the first year or occurs later in life then it requires treatment. If the case is chronic then it is recommended to go for surgery in which hydrocele sac is excised. One can also opt for aspiration, but this procedure is not that much effective because with increasing months the fluid usually gets accumulated again?

As per Ayurveda

In ayurveda hydrocele is understood as andavridhi (swelling in sac). The cause for this accumulation of fluid is vitiation of vata and rakta dhatu. The vitiation of these two can also be the result of trauma or injury to the scrotum. Ayurveda recommends shodhana treatment in this case. The procedure includes basti (medicated enema) and virechana (purgation) which help by reducing the fluid amount in the body thus preventing the accumulation of fluid.

For the management of the hydrocele Planet Ayurveda offers its medications that give very impressive results in this condition. The medications do not cause any side effects and are totally herbal.

Hydrocele Ayurvedic Treatment

The products offered are as following

  1.  Tribulus power
  2.  Kanchnaar guggul
  3.  Punarnava capsules 
  4. Water-ex tablets

Products Description

1. Tribulus power

Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris) works as a natural diuretic and eliminates toxins. It helps in generating energy and improves blood circulation in the scrotum and helps in the absorption of fluid present in the hydrocele sac and thus prevents testicular atrophy.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Kanchnaar guggul

This is a classical herbal formulation which can play a very important role in managing the swelling in the testis. Kanchnaar guggul has

  • kanchnaar bark (Bauhinia variegata)
  • amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica)
  • haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and many more

Dosage – Two tablets twice a day after meals.

3. Punarnava capsules

Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) is the only constituent of these capsules. These capsules help in removing excessive water content from the body and also help in the absorption of serous fluid present in the hydrocele sac.

Dosage: One capsule twice a day after meals.

4. Water-ex tablets

The formulation contains three herbs that are the best known diuretics. These herbs are punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), varuna (Crataeva nurvala) and gokshura(Tribulus terrestris). These herbs combinedly help in reducing water retention,balances vata and purifies blood.

Dosage – Two tablets twice a day after meals.

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Hydrocele is a situation that is usually seen in children and adults both. Such situations sare not to be ignored because prolonged accumulation of fluid can cause rupture of testis membrane, infertility, testis atrophy and many other conditions. The products offered by planet ayurveda in this case are totally herbal and do not cause any side effects. These products are made from the standardized extract of herbs and do not contain any adulteratives. In case of any query kindly visit

Can Ayurveda Treat Testicular Microlithiasis Naturally?


Testicular microlithiasis starts which a male sex organ is known as the testis and can affect a man or boy at any age. It is relatively treatable and can be cured easily if found in the earlier stages of the disease. It is a very rare and unusual condition and is mostly asymptomatic as well as progressive. This condition is not related to a cancerous condition and it’s very controversial whether it’s related to germ cell tumor or not. Through this article, we are going to discuss Testicular microlithiasis in detail and also its management through herbal medicine.


It is one of the most uncommon disorders which can only be diagnosed through Ultrasound and about 1.5% to 5% of males are normally affected by this disease. This condition results in the accumulation of tiny calcified particles in both of the testes and mainly affected the seminiferous tubules of the testes. The testis is male reproductive organs and is two egg-shaped glands that are present below the penis, normally are slightly spongy but due to calcification, it becomes a little hard. This condition may also lead to subfertility in 20 percent of the population. There are two types of testicular microlithiasis that are classical and limited testicular microlithiasis.

Testicular microlithiasis


Normally Testicular Microlithiasis is an asymptomatic disease and there are no signs presented in this disease. This disease is accidentally found out in most cases but if seen there are signs like:-

  • Painless lump present in the testes which can vary in size.
  • Testes may become swollen
  • Pain may be seen in testes in some cases
  • The feeling of heaviness in the lower abdomen
  • Aching feeling in the scrotum
  • Lymph nodes may become enlarged around the abdomen.


The main cause for the testicular microlithiasis is still not known but there are certain factors that can be related to the disease. These are few factors that are responsible for the development of disease and this includes

  • Mumps
  • Infertility
  • Cryptorchidism
  • Intraepithelial germ cell neoplasia
  • Testicular cancer


One of the common and important diagnoses to confirm the disease is Ultrasound of the testes. The test will show the presence of microcalcification in either one or both of the testes. The test might have three outcomes including:-

  • Many tiny calcifications can be seen in diffuse testicular microlithiasis
  • More than 5 microcalcifications in the case of Classical type of testicular microlithiasis.
  • Less than 5 tiny calcifications can also be seen in a limited type of testicular microlithiasis.


There is no specific treatment for testicular microlithiasis according to Allopaths but it is suggested to Men to monitor their signs and symptoms. According to Ayurveda, the main cause of the disease is a violation of any of the three Doshas (Vata. Pitta, and Kapa) and by providing herbal medicine one can treat their testicular microlithiasis naturally. All the herbal remedies will help in dissolving the calcification and removing the root cause of the disease.


Planet Ayurveda is one of the leading herbal companies which runs globally and provides pure as well as natural herbal medicines. All the medicines are free from chemicals, preservatives, and additives making them free from side-effects. The medicines of Planet Ayurveda are made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor making and each of them is clinically tested. All the medicines are safe to use and here are some herbal remedies for Testicular Microlithiasis:-

  1. Boswellia Curcumin
  2. Kachnaar Guggul
  3. Reno Plan syrup
  4. Varunadi Vati

Herbal Remedies for Testicular Microlithiasis

Natural Treatment of Testicular microlithiasis

Product Description

1. Boswellia Curcumin

It is made from two excellent herbs known as Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) along with Haridra (Curcuma longa). Both of them contain an anti-inflammatory property that helps in reducing swelling from the testis. It is also very useful in getting rid of the pain caused by the calcification.

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Kanchnaar Guggul

It is the combination of herbs like

  • Kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata),
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula),
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • Piper (Piper longum),
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum),
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Varuna (Crateva religiosa) and many more.

All the herbs are found useful in treating ailments like tumors, swollen lymph nodes, cancer which makes them very helpful in Testicular microlithiasis. These capsules basically help in dissolving the microcalcification.

Dosage:- Two tablets twice daily after meals with water.

3. Reno Plan Syrup

This syrup is packed with herbs like

  • Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri)
  • Ikshu (Saccharum officinarum)
  • Darbha (Imperata cylindrica)
  • Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)
  • Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)
  • Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata)
  • Kaasni (Cichorium intybus)
  • Shara (Saccharum munja) and many more.

This herbal syrup will help in maintaining the health of the testes and will eliminate all the toxins from the blood. It is found very useful in preventing the body from urinary infection and overall one of the best herbs for Testicular Microlithiasis.

Dosage:- Two teaspoonfuls twice daily after meals.

4. Varunadi Vati

It is one of the classic Ayurvedic formulations which has various different herbs like

  • Varun (Crataeva nurvala)
  • Guggulu (Commiphora mukul)
  • Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris)
  • Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), etc.

It helps in reducing the ailments like heaviness and aching feeling from the testes which is very commonly seen in testicular microlithiasis. It helps in preventing the formation of calcified stones in the testes and reduces all the other complications related to the disease. It is also very useful in reducing the levels of Creatinine and Urea.

Dosage:- Two tablets twice daily with water after meals.



Hence, the article describes all the information about this rare disease known as testicular microlithiasis. As discussed above allopaths have no specific treatment for this disease but Ayurveda provides their herbal medicine that helps to treat them naturally. All the herbal medicine mentioned above will help to treat the disease by removing the root cause and without even any other complications. It’s better to use herbal medicine in order to stop the disease and it will also help in maintaining the overall health of the reproductive organ.