My husband saw Dr. Jarvi in Toronto yesterday. I was hopeful that he would have some insight on what is causing my husband’s issues since having his vasectomy 2 months ago.
He started the exam on my husband and within 20 seconds, found the spot that my husband’s pains are coming from. He said right away my husband has a hernia and that is his issue.
As a background, he is the third doctor who believes his issues are hernia related; however, we had an ultrasound 2.5 weeks ago that came back negative. Jarvi’s words was that it was a substantial hernia. To me, that doesn’t mean it’s small.
My husband has no testicular congestion. No pains during or after sex/erections. He has no other pains besides on the left side that is higher up but does radiate down. He does get pain his abdomen as well. He is in construction so does lift heavy things but had no issues previous to the vasectomy. He doesn’t have pains when he is walking or standing but has a lot of pain during exertion (lifting) and sitting. He describes it like burning and aching and finds that if he puts pressure on the area, it feels better.
I know some of you have been given hernia diagnosis in the past. I’m worried he will get it fixed, be off for 6 or so weeks without the pain being fixed. I don’t know if I should trust the doctors at this point. From what I’ve read, hernias aren’t that painful and as stated, he never had one that he knew about prevas. I’m trying not to be skeptical but I’m scared too.