Hello all, and many many thanks to those who have gone before me and been willing to share their experience! I’m very grateful to have found this site.
My story (so far) is listed in my profile, and I hope to sit down and get more detailed with it soon so I don’t forgot the specifics. Short version, scalpel close-ended vasectomy performed in August 2018, no issues at the time. Recovery seemed slower than most and discomfort/slight pain never really went away.
I’ve since had two “flare-ups” of swelling/pain (roughly 1 month and 2 months post-procedure), both on the right side so far. Was given Cipro both times, as doc suspected epididymitis, and both times symptoms responded. I’m on day 21 of 30 for this round of Cipro, and almost all pain/swelling has subsided. That said, I have a sensitive pea-size lump (granuloma?) on the left, and pretty sure there’s another forming/deeper on the right. Both are uncomfortable all the time, but probably partially because I’m a nervous wreck and can’t quit feeling around.
Trying to be patient and wait on the Cipro round to be over, pray that it was indeed just “residual bacteria” but dreading the third flare-up and the associated “unknown” going forward. Breathing deep and hoping that time will do its thing.
Thanks again for all the info posted here, and the support shown. Can’t say I’m looking forward to more hours of research here, but certainly am grateful not to be alone.