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Top 10 Homeopathic Medicines for Hydrocele  

Hydrocele refers to swelling in the scrotum that holds the testicles. It arises from collection of excessive fluid in the sheath (tunica vaginalis) surrounding a testicle. Hydrocele can be congenital i.e. a child may be born with hydrocele or it may develop later in life. The causes of hydrocele developing late in life are inflammation or injury within the scrotum. Homeopathic medicines for hydrocele, if started well in time, can save a person from surgery and its related side-effects.

homeopathic medicines for hydrocele

Homeopathic Treatment

Hydrocele, which is considered a surgical condition in the conventional mode of treatment, can be treated effectively with homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic medicines for hydrocele are of natural origin, making them safe for use on children as well as adults. They do not carry any toxic side effects. Homeopathic medicines help reduce swelling in the scrotum as well as any associated symptoms such as pain or dragging sensation.

Homeopathic Medicines for Hydrocele

The top recommended homeopathic medicines for hydrocele include Rhododendron, Clematis, Arnica, Apis Mellifica, Abrotanum and Digitalis.

1. Rhododendron – Top Grade Medicine For Hydrocele

Rhododendron is a natural medicine prepared from fresh leaves of plant ‘yellow snow rose’. It has shown great clinical improvements in cases of hydrocele. This medicine brings natural recovery, it works well in almost all cases of hydrocele, especially if arising from orchitis or epididymitis. In cases needing it, there is marked swelling of scrotum. It may be hard and painful to touch. Though rhododendron can be helpful for hydrocele on either side but is more prominently indicated for cases of left-sided hydrocele.

When and How to use Rhododendron?

Rhododendron is the most widely used medicine for hydrocele. It can be used as a first line of treatment in hydrocele. Though it can be used in and high potencies, it is usually preferred in 30C potency. Rhododendron 30C can be taken twice a day, once in morning and once in evening.

2. Clematis – For Right Sided Hydrocele

Clematis is the next well-indicated medicine for hydrocele. It is also a natural remedy prepared from leaves and stems of plant ‘virgin’s bower’. It is a highly suitable medicine for cases of right-sided hydrocele. Those needing it have a drawing pain in testicle. The scrotum is swollen. At times the testicle may be painful to touch. It is also very helpful for cases of hydrocele arising from orchitis.

When and How to use Clematis?

This medicine can be used in cases of right-sided hydrocele that may be painful. This medicine is mainly recommended in 30C potency. Clematis 30C can be taken twice a day.

3. Arnica – For Hydrocele After An Injury

Sourced from a plant ‘leopard’s bane’, Arnica is a herbal medicine of great importance in treating hydrocele that follows an injury. It gives promising results in hydrocele cases occurring after an injury. In cases needing it there is swelling of scrotum attended with sore, bruised pain. This medicine along with healing injury helps to reduce swelling of scrotum and manages any associated pain.

When and How to use Arnica?

Arnica should be considered as the first choice of medicine for cases of hydrocele that occurs after an injury. Arnica 30 C can be taken two times a day for good results.

4. Apis Mellifica – For Hydrocele With marked Swelling

Apis Mellifica is the next most effective medicine for managing hydrocele. It is beneficial when there is excessive swelling of scrotum. This medicine helps to absorb fluid that is collected around the testicle. Inflammation of testicles may be present in cases needing it along with stinging pain.

When and How to use Apis Mellifica?

This medicine can be used in cases where there is intense swelling of scrotum. It will aid fluid absorption and bring great relief. Its use is preferred in 30C potency. Apis Mellifica can be taken twice a day in 30C potency.

5. Abrotanum – For Congenital Hydrocele

Abrotanum is the most wonderful medicine for hydrocele where the condition is present from birth. It is of natural origin prepared from leaves and stem of plant ‘southernwood’ and entirely safe for use among children.

When and How to use Abrotanum?

Its use is particularly considered in newborn boys having hydrocele. It is advised to consult a homeopathic physician before using this medicine for the correct potency and repetition that varies from case to case.

6. Digitalis – For Left Sided Hydrocele

Digitalis is also a natural remedy of plant origin for treating hydrocele. It is prepared from leaves of plant named ‘foxglove’ and is very helpful for left-sided hydrocele with marked swelling of scrotum. The scrotum seems like a bladder filled with water. Bruised pain may accompany the condition in such cases which will respond well to Digitalis.

When and How to use Digitalis?

Digitalis is well-indicated for left-sided hydrocele. Digitalis 30C twice a day is an ideal dose to start with.

Note Any of the above homeopathic medicines can be taken for about one month. If no relief sets in, kindly consult a homeopathic physician for further case evaluation and change in prescription.

Causes of Hydrocele

Though hydrocele can occur at any age but is most common in newborns and in males over 40 yrs of age.

A). In Infants (Babies Less Than One Year Age)

During development of male baby, the testicles descend from their abdominal cavity into the scrotum shortly before birth. There is a natural sac (containing fluid) surrounding the testicles. This sac closes and fluid absorption occurs during first year of baby. But if this sac does not close, it results in hydrocele results which is termed communicating hydrocele. If the sac closes but some fluid remains behind around the testicle, it is termed non-communicating hydrocele.

B). In adults

Hydrocele may occur when the sac (tunica vaginalis) produces excessive fluid or when the fluid is not properly absorbed, it results in build-up of fluid around testicle. Hydrocele may arise from:

1.Injury or inflammation of scrotum

2. Infection/inflammation of testicles (orchitis) or epididymis(epididymitis)

3. Sexually transmitted infections

4. Inguinal hernia, which is rare

What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Hydrocele?

In most cases swelling in the scrotum is the only sign. It may be on one side or both sides. The swelling may be less in the morning and more in the evening.

Other than this, it may cause discomfort, dragging sensation in the scrotum along with heaviness. In some cases, pain, redness of scrotum may also be present.

If there occurs sudden intense pain in the scrotum or swelling mainly after scrotal injury, immediate medical help should be taken. This could be due to blocked blood flow from twisted testicle (testicular torsion) that needs urgent treatment to prevent permanent damage to testicle.


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  1. Abhishek Kumar says:

    Muje hydrosil hai kbi kbi dard hota hai meri age 32 sal hai

  2. R Shankar says:

    Hallo Dr Sharma I have the problem of hydrocele on my left testacle,how can I get the medicine from there please help me.

  3. Ajayakumaran Nair says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma,

    I am 67 years old and residing in a village at Kerala , I am having “Left Sided Hydrocele,” kindly advise some yreatment .

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  5. Hello Dr Sharma
    My husband has a hydrocele in his left testicle it is swollen but he has no pain , it is heavy and has the dragging feeling .
    Can you recommend treatment I live in Portugal
    Thank you in advance

    • Yassin juuko says:

      Hallo Dr ,I’m in dubai but I have the problem of hydrocele on my left testacle,how can I get the medicine from there please help me.

  6. Child hydrocele on right side .can it be treated without sergery?

  7. Dear Sir,

    I had left igunaqal hernia surgery in 2016, now I am noticed that I got hydrocele also, So pls suggest me which homeopathy medicine should I use.

    Thanks & Regards,

  8. Alastair Campbell says:

    Good morning could you tell me what percentage of men
    get results from homeopathic medicine for Hydrocele? Iv had a left side one for 3 years and it’s rather big just now. No pain. I’m 62 and not sure how I got this condition? I’m on a waiting list to have the operation to remove it but I would try something to reduce the size right now!

  9. Dear Sir,

    i have hydrocele inital minimum stage, and pain in right testie left side epdimytis cys and and right sided varicocle (grade II) please suggest me best homeopathic drop, your kind co-operation is required.

    Yasir .

  10. satyendra prasad singh says:

    I am 80 years old man with left hydrocele enlarged for last two years. I have been taking Rodhodendrone 200ch for last one year without any improvement. Which medicine do you prescribe for better result. I need your help as I am too poor to go to a hospital

  11. TONY S. MONTANA says:

    HI, my name is TONY I have an inguinal hernia on the left side. HENCE MY LEFT side test is swollen, and because of it my penis is always almost hidden between the testicles I AM SURE THAT its due to hydrocele.. PLEASE ADVISE , THANK YOU

    • Hi I have large hydrocele of many years on left side, no pain. I have Rhododendron 30( PLEASE, how many and how many times a day should I take the medicine. Thank You so much. Samuel

  12. where can i purchase Digitalis, clematis and Rhododendron? for right side.
    also have 9mm painless cyst on left side..

  13. Pappachan says:

    Hello Dr. My left testicle enlarged too much so that the rt testicle feel disappeared or feel very small
    But no pain. Some times it give me uneasiness while sitting or sleeping. I am 73 and undergone surgery for prostrate enlargement.
    Kindly advise suitable medicine.

  14. Mark O Murray says:

    Dr Sharma
    I have a small left side hydrocele, I see that Rhododendron is a remedy ,for a cure how much should i take ,and for how long?

  15. Robert Robbins says:

    My left testicle is encased in a liquid sack, it has been 2 years since it happened so it’s not just going to go away , I do not see how a homeopathic method can rid me of this without surgery, there is no pain but it’s uncomfortable to sleep with it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I know surgery is an option to cut out the sack so it doesn’t come back like other remedies warn of , thank you Dr.

  16. Tinku Kumar says:

    Sir Mera hydrocele bad gaya Mai bahut pareshan hu 1 se 2 sal ho gaya hai please help me

  17. hydrocele. pulsatilla advised. is it safe 75 year old with prostate enlargement

  18. Bikram Chakma says:

    Sir Mai 1 saal se hydrocele Mai juzz rahahu kya karo kisiko kulke kahe nhi saktha
    Ap hi kuch batao sir mera dream goals sab kuch
    Barwadi ki aour jaraha hai sir kuch karo

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