First, let me say thanks for all of your posts. I have been reading for about a week, just trying to see if my experience is “normal”.
I am two weeks post-vas today, and I haven’t had a good day yet. Even though I followed all instructions, my scrotum swelled to about the size of a baseball, and felt like I had a cinderblock tied to my testicles if I took of the jockstrap - even just to pee.
I went back to the Dr after 10 days because I had nearly constant pain and nausea, only helped some by hydrocodine (not provided for this procedure). Thankfully, on day 9, my swelling went down some, and my testicular/scrotal pain mostly subsided (still have some, but minor by comparison). Instead, I have constant pain radiating into my abdomen. It started only on the right side, but is now on both sides. The doctor said it is likely from inflammation, and could take 3-6 months to resolve.
Here is my question - Have any of you found anything that makes a difference in the pain besides narcotics or surgical procedures? The Dr has me on ibuprofen for another week, along with soaking in a hot bath in the morning, and ice in the evening. This seems to do nothing for me.
Any suggestions are really welcomed! Thanks, guys!