Just wanted to post an update.
Pain level has ranged from 0-2/10 for the past couple weeks. I’m at 4 months post vas today. I haven’t had pain before, during, or after sex. My discomfort has been what I can describe as a hot, dull aching in my scrotum on and off throughout the day.
I had a pre existing varicocele that had been surgically repaired several years prior to my vas and was no longer painful. I’m starting to think that my pain is a re aggravation of my old varicocele rather than congestion, but who knows. I’ve still been able to do most activities, including exercise. Still, this has been a less than desirable result for me.
Things I’ve tried so far:
Ice (seems to help temporarily)
Hot tub (feels good)
Papaya seed powder (doesn’t seem to do much, good or bad)
Medrol dose pack (didn’t seem to do much, good or bad).
Celebrex (I have only taken 3x, but it has never helped any symptoms so I don’t plan on continuing)
Yarrow tea (only had a couple times so can’t say one way or another).
Just did my first acupuncture treatment today and plan on going at least 4 more times to evaluate if it helped. I got a bottle of Chinese Herb capsules called “resolve (lower)” from the acupuncture office that is supposed to help with blood flow and dissolving of scar tissue. I’ll post after trying for a month or two.