Been lurking for a while. My first post. My, “butcher day” was 4-12-17. Prior to this date I never never had any problems, “down there” not even blue balls. I loved to cycle, play with my nephew and was even considering pursueing a non-commercial pilot’s license. I’m 5’11, 180lbs, age 31 (used to) walk 6-11 miles a day, non-smoker, no drugs or alcohol, not diabetic.
Vas clips used, surgery on the right side was no problem, pretty painful on the left but not the end of the world. Minimal bruising, no big deal. Had 5 days of downtime on the couch. Excessive swelling on the left once I returned to work. Nursed that with hot baths and a lot of ibuprophen for about a week. Except the occasional mild twinge here and there, that is/was the only real problem I’ve had with the testicles. Slight congestion but no problem. Testicle/scrotum pain all but vanished.
About two weeks after the surgery is when things went down hill, hard and fast. I started noticing this mild, “burning” sensation directly between my legs slightly closer to my back side. Within 2 days my tailbone, tip of penis and EVERYTHING in between the two was on FIRE. I am no stranger to pain. I’ve been splashed with molten aluminum a lot in my life(1350 degrees F), had 2 molars shatter in my time, been hurt in heavy industrial accidents and such. What I have began experiencing is easily pain I never knew existed. It is so bad I frequently find myself several hours into my work day and don’t remember getting dressed or even the trip to work. There have been times I’ve found myself home, sitting in a near scalding hot bath (which helps) only to realize I can’t recall driving home from work or getting into a bath. The pain is literally so severe most of the time I can only describe it as, “a blackout effect”.
Returning to the office who did the surgery quickly got me pushed out of the door. “You need to wait longer and see if you heal” they will no longer speak to me. I’ve seen three other doctors since. One was a urologist. They are all, “very willing to listen and help” until I utter that magical phrase: “it all started shortly after my vasectomy” from that moment on it’s usually less then 5 minutes and I’m pushed out of the office without an exam. Not one has taken my blood pressure or temperature. I believe one office didn’t even bill me? One doctor treated me like I was some druggy looking for a fix and has offered to send me to a pain clinic, “if that’s what you really want” in a smart mouthed tone of voice. It’s not what I want.
Thankfully, four months in I found, by accident, that 25mg of BENADRYL every 12 hours greatly reduces the burning to manageable levels. Sadly, I’m very quickly building a resistance to this it seems.
Walking, standing, sitting or laying down appears to have no effect on the pain.
If anyone knows of a doctor in the west Michigan area who will give me a chance, PLEASE speak up.
I will loose my respectable job soon because of this. I will loose my home. My relationship of seven years is in danger. My life has been stolen. At the office where my surgery took place I asked the so called, “medical professionals” about the risks. I was lied to about the odds of complication and the, “what could go wrong” was severely downplayed/not even brought to my attention by the very people performing the surgery. I feel I was used by some surgeon for an easy payout. I can’t believe this practice is allowed to be continued daily without warnings. To anyone reading this who is considering a vasectomy, DO NOT DO IT YOU ARE GAMBLING WITH YOUR LIFE.