Hey, guys. I'm thankful I stumbled across this forum. After reading several of these posts, I don't feel like I'm one in a million with my vasectomy issues.
I had my vasectomy performed in July of 2015. The procedure went smooth and didn't have any immediate concerns. The Dr. said I can resume my normal workout routine on the 3rd day so I went for a short run. That was a mistake as my boys swelled up for a couple of days. I always noticed a routine deep pressure and dull pain in my right groin area. The pain would come and go and I just thought it would have to be something I'd learn to deal with.
About 6 months after my procedure, I noticed my knot at the vasectomy site. The knot was very tough and can be tender to the touch. My right testicle began to be very sensitive to the touch. My Dr. sent me a 1 year follow up survey asking about my experience. I answered them honestly and he responded right away and requested that I make a follow up appointment with him.
In September of 2016 I went to see my original Dr for an exam. During the exam he mentioned that I am likely dealing with a granuloma. He suggest I give it some time to see how I feel and if the symptoms get better. My situation did not get better so I had the same Dr. remove the ganuloma in October of 2016. The Dr did this free of charge as he does not want any of his patients in pain. After the removal, I was essentially back at square one. The pain was about the same as the initial vasectomy and I had to take it easy for a few days.
About 2 weeks after the procedure I noticed another hard lump at the same site. I notified the Dr and he suggested that we give it about 6 months and see what happens. 6 months later the lump is still present and so is the pain. I went back for another exam and he said I have yet another granuloma. He suggested we give it time and that another treatment would be a steroid injection.
I decided to seek a second opinion. During the exam the Dr agreed that it was likely a granuloma but he wanted to make sure there was not anything else going on. The Dr. mentioned that he couldn't remember the last time he had to remove a granuloma from a patient and agreed that my discomfort and pain was rare. I had a ultrasound performed and I am going back to see the Dr on Monday. I dread this appointment as I will likely ask for another procedure to remove this granuloma. This weekend the pain has become worse and prompted me to join this site.
I attached a pic of the granuloma that was removed. You can see the titanium clip that was in the middle of the mass.
Has anybody's granuloma shrunk or symptoms become better? Thanks for letting me vent and tell my experience.