Well, there are two main causes of varicocele pain when sitting for prolonged periods: Heat stress and impaired blood circulation.
Heat stress is caused by trapped heat in between the chair, your pants, and underwear. There is almost zero air circulation when you’re just sitting down on a chair, especially on those heat trapping cushion chairs. Keep reading for some great solutions to help keep your t cool when sitting.
The other major problem that causes pain is impaired blood circulation. Poor posture and lack of movement impair blood flow. It’s really easy to have poor posture when sitting for a long time. Poor posture is shoulders that are rounded forward, leaning forward with your head, and a slouched back.
Poor posture increases the pressure that’s placed on your lower abdomen. This means the veins that are leaving the testicle and returning to the heart are under greater pressure, leading to more blood backing up. This leads to a more swollen varicocele, and therefore more stagnant blood. Stagnant blood is toxic blood. It damages the testicles and causes pain.
So what’s the solution? I would recommend starting with the Pain Relief Guide for a complete holistic treatment plan for varicocele healing, not just focusing on one little detail at a time. However, if you think sitting for long periods may be contributing to your pain, you can find some solutions in the next paragraph.
The best solution is to have a standing desk where you work. However, I know this isn’t always possible. If you can, get up and walk around every 30 minutes. This will expel the trapped heat and allow the blood to circulate better. Sit with good posture. Try not sitting all the way back in the seat, instead tilt the chair forward a bit and sit at the tip. This helps make good posture easier, and doesn’t trap heat as much. You can also have a fan pointing toward you to help keep it cool. You can wear thinner pants/underwear. Don’t add an assessor cushion, it traps air! Sit on a hard-chair, not a cushion chair. You can even try a cooling pack.
I hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns, I’m here to help.