Yes, yes, and yes. Your urologist has two things working against him. #1 he is a physician. #2 he is a urologist. This is not to dis doctors. However, they just don’t know how to think outside the box (aka textbook). I’m not sure if it’s the fear of lawsuit or shear arrogance getting in the way of being open minded but medical professionals are no longer diagnosticians. They order tests and let the blood work make the guess for them. It’s very unfortunate. Urology is mostly a procedure based specialty. They know how to cut but understand little about the physiology.
Papaya is somewhat controversial. If it was a marketable patent, trust me, it would’ve been a drug decades ago. I don’t know why physicians aren’t willing to look at alternative methods. See below…
“Carica papaya seed extract may selectively act on the developing germ cells, possibly mediated via Sertoli cells, leading to azoospermia (sterility).” ~Asian Journal of Urology 2002.
“Arrested spermatogenesis was observed in the seminiferous tubules of all [papaya seed] treated groups…and [they] recover normal sperm characteristics when the extract is withdrawn.” ~Animal Reproductive Sciences 2011.
It WORKS. You can’t argue that. There’s too much literature and it’s not your fault that he refuses to keep up on the research.
The affect of papaya on granulomas is only my theory. I have granulomas but they are minimal and not painful. Granulomas form as an immune reaction to a foreign body or toxin. If you get a rock or sliver in your hand, a granuloma will form around it as your body attempts to rid of it. My professional training is teeth. Granulomas are extremely common in dentistry and they are the main force behind toothaches. When a tooth dies, the necrotic tissues release toxins out the end of the tooth. The body responds with a granuloma at the base of the root. As this granuloma expands it becomes painful because it is surrounded by bone and the pressure increases. Removing the dead tissue from within the tooth, sterilizing and sealing it causes the granuloma to dissipate and the pain to disappear. This is essentially what a root canal is. The body’s response via granuloma isn’t towards the tooth but the crap coming out of it now that the nerve has died. To me, it makes sense that if you can remove the irritant leaking out of the vas deferens, the granuloma will go away as well.