Yes, bicycling can cause varicocele pain, especially long-distance biking. You can check out my other post on varicocelehealing.com on biking, or continue reading this post more specifically for varicocele pain.
There are three main reasons for why biking causes varicocele pain. These include physical damage, excessive pressure in the lower torso, and heat stress. This post will explain why these three reasons lead to varicocele pain.
Biking causes physical damage to both the testicles and veins. More specially it causes micro-trauma. When you’re biking on a bumpy train the bike seat bumps onto your testicles & veins. These little bumps are not much at first, but over time, they add up to pain.
Add physical damage to the fact that biking places a big load of excessive pressure onto your torso, and you have massive pain. Excessive pressure bloats the veins of the testicle. Unfortunately, biking, has poor sitting and standing posture and places a lot of pressure on the lower torso. So, now you have bloated veins plus micro trauma. Can’t get any worse right?
Wrong. Maybe you thought your soft cushiony bike seat would save your testicles. Nope. The bike seat also traps heat. Heat irritates and damages the testicles. So, now you have overheated testicles with abnormally large varicocele that’s experiencing physical damage. It’s not hard to understand why biking is associated with varicocele pain.
So what’s the solution? Well, if you want your varicocele pain to subside and you’re biking then stop biking. Stop biking for at least for 1 month as recommended in the treatment plan in the Varicocele Pain Relief Guide, or stop biking all together. The amount your pain reduces might surprise you.