Hi guys, I am new here and thought I’d share my experience and ask for advice. =)
I had an no-scalpel open-ended vasectomy almost 2 years ago. I didn’t have any issues with it until a couple months ago I noticed soreness in my left testicle during sex, but then the soreness went away.
But for the past 3 weeks now I now soreness/burning sensation in my left testicle almost all the time during the day, and sometimes radiates down by left leg. It feels like a pulling or tugging behind my testicle, and sometimes feels like an aching pressure on that side kind of like ‘blue balls’. It makes me feel nauseous sometimes. After sex, it makes the soreness worse.
My primary care doctor examined me a couple weeks ago and diagnosed Epididymitis, it was definitely painful to touch. He prescribed a 10 day course of Doxycycline and said if it didn’t get better to get an ultrasound. I finished the antibiotics course, but it didn’t really help at all. (Maybe slightly, but I read Doxy can have a slight anti-inflammatory effect). Warm baths seem to help the most. It doesn’t feel like an infection since I don’t have fever or any UTI symptoms.
I am meeting with a Urologist tomorrow and hopefully will get the ultrasound then.
Questions for you all:
For those of you who have experienced congestive epiditimitis, does this sound like your symptoms?
I know I had an open ended vasectomy, but I read that the vas tubes may close on their own after the vasectomy. Also, the side with the problem is the higher and smaller testicle, so perhaps the other side just has more space.
Also, what therapies would you recommend?
I started taking the papaya seed (1/2 tsp twice a day) a few days ago. Also wearing a jock strap seems to help, and taking warm baths.