The Irish (Dublin based) surgeon who performed my Vasectomy in Cork City, claimed that I was the only one - of the 3000 vasectomies he had performed - who was suffering from long term pain post vas. In other words, I was apparently a medical / anatomical anomaly. He also informed me after re-examining me that the way my testicles hung, in addition to my skin being thin (literally as opposed to figuratively) were contributory factors. Of course, he failed to notice anything untoward during the initial consultation / surgery.
He was the same doctor who prescribed me a month's course of uncoated steroids in addition to Diffeine, without prescribing Nexium to assist my stomach. Prior to prescribing me steroids / Diffeine, he prescribed me one and a half times the maximum dosage of Vimovo which prompted my local pharmacist to approach me with her prescient concerns re. potential damage to my stomach. When my stomach inevitably flared up, he claimed I probably had a Hiatus Hernia and that my stomach issues had nothing to do with the meds he prescribed.
The last time I spoke with him was last summer, he suggested that I take steroids for 90 days - even though I had told him of my (ongoing) upper cardia stomach issues and that I was under the care of a Gastroenterologist.