To all the guys on here that read this, it may be your cure, and so far it has been working really well for me after only a month. I went to 3 urologists, my family doctor, 2 chriopractors, and an acupuncturist, and I was finally referred to a pelvic floor physical therapist who told me she could help. Everyone else was clueless.
She said it takes men an average of 7 years for men to be properly diagnosed with pelvic floor dysfunction, and for some men such as myself, a vasectomy is simply the straw that broke the camel’s back. Pelvic floor issues are more common in women, and oftentimes it’s overlooked with men. Urologists are simply unaware of it as possible diagnosis as well. After my vasectomy in Feb 2018 all my muscles tightened up and I was miserable, but I didn’t know it was a muscle problem. All I knew was that my testicular pain wouldn’t go away. I was trying everything to get better. I tried the papaya seeds powder, every supplement and diet trick you could imagine, and taking hot baths sometime 5x per day. I couldn’t eat, sleep, and I was depressed and all around not myself. I won’t go into any more detail about how much this affected my life, but it was really grim for a while.
If you have tight hamstrings and hip flexors, weak abs and back muscles you’re likely a prime candidate for pelvic floor dysfunction. All the issues I had from those muscles refer pain into my groin and testicles, and the guarding the body does after a vasectomy can really lock up the muscle and cause the nerve pain that I was experiencing. I was told my pelvic floor muscles were locked in a constant kegel. My pelvic floor physical therapist referred me to a urologist she works with that prescribed two specific medications that help with relaxing the pelvic floor muscles. Amitriptyline-10mg at night, and Valium which is taken as a suppository. The valium doesn’t have a systemic effect, it just relaxes your pelvic floor muscles. I really feel like I’m on the right track to completely healing and wanted to let people know about this alternative as it doesn’t get much attention because so little is known about male pelvic pain.