I wish I found this site before I had the surgery. I had a vas and a hydrocele at the same time. My left side, the hydrocele is fine, the Vas side the right is black and the size of a grapefruit. I have bruising all over my groin including the crease by my legs and running onto my upper thighs. The procedure was done 7 days ago. I saw the doctor the next day to get the drain tube removed(which actually fell out that morning, but was attached to a string holding it into my sac) That morning my sac was swollen and starting to bruise. Dr. said that was normal and to Ice and rest and come back in 3 weeks. The next morning I woke up to bruising on my penis and all sorts of different bruises. Well Dr. said there were be swelling and pain so I sucked it up. I called the office 4 days later on Saturday because the pain was intense, I got the Dr. told him about above and he said to call back and make an appointment for Monday. I did, when I saw him on Monday he lifted the gown and said WOW, that was a lot of bleeding! He never said the word Hematoma but that is exactly what I have a huge pool of blood that is hardening below my right testicle. He said that there was some yellow around my groin which he stated is a good sign that the blood is breaking down so he doesn’t think I’m still bleeding. He said nothing he could do, it will go away over time and to take Tylenol and he’ll see me in 3 weeks.
He said I would have pain and swelling, but when I saw him the next I thought I was pretty swollen, I’m three times bigger that that now. It hurts like hell when I try to stand, pain radiates down the right groin, feels like a burn or a chafe that won’t go away. I am going on Short term disability because I am on my back all day. My stress level is at an all time high and I am a mellow dude.
Seems like from all the posts, hot baths and Tylenol/advil are the way to cope. If anyone else has a recommendation please contact me. Sucks that we all share in this pain and yet never heard about one going wrong until it was me.
Thanks for the vent session. I’ll try to update as things hopefully get better. But sounds like I’m in for months of this stuff
2 weeks post op now. I’ve been bleeding from the Vas site for two days, have an apt with Dr. today to see what is up, bruising has subsided but still have a orange under my right nut. I wear Jock strap every day, been out of work for two week and probably at least another week coming up.
I want to say that the bleeding, a dark red almost crimson has relieved some pressure in my sac, but I know two weeks out that I have to get this checked out. It just drips from two little holes, almost like a snake bite. Keep you all posted.
8-8 One month post Vas. Saw Dr. said weeping out site was good, blood needs somewhere to go and took the path of least resistance. I have seen him just about every week with a new issue. Still weeping from one of the suture sites, again “it will heal with time”. Then I had a 3cm “blister” he called it, that weeps blood, he thinks it’s just topical and will pop soon. Last night I ended up with another one that is not as round but kinda oval. The sac skin looks so thin and the hard hematoma under some sections is so hard. Heading back in tomorrow to see what he says about this new weeping blood skin. I am back to wearing a jock strap everyday, the size of hema has gone down to maybe a plum. I’m just flying through the fruit family. Can’t wait for this all to end and heal correctly.