So, I am 39 and had a close ended vasectomy in Jan 2016. Operation was more or less fine, some pretty major “tugging” pain on the left side, but no complications. Recovery was a little long, but normal.
So, in March of this year, I started feeling a discomfort in the left inguinal area. Basically, directly left of the top of the base of the penis. It would occasionally radiate down to my left testicle, but never felt like the pain was coming from the testicle. Pain was never more than a 2 or 3. By the time I was able to see a urologist about a month later, in mid-April, the pain was already subsiding and then went away completely. Urologist did not find anything unusual on physical examination.
But then in early July, about 3 months after the pain had gone away completely, it came back and has been present for over a month now. The same pain, a kind of burning, radiating pain in the pelvic area just to the left and above the penis. No pain in the testicle or epi. Nothing really seems to agitate/stimulate the pain. (e.g. urination, ejaculation, sneezing, exercising, etc.) It might get slightly agitated when squatting/bending or lifting heavy objects, but not consistently.
I went back to the urologist, but he again found nothing on physical exam, no inflammation, negative urine test, and an ultrasound showed nothing (hernia, etc.) It seems like the urologist is stumped and me too. He does not seem very keen to pin it on the vasectomy, but I feel like it couldn’t be anything else. But it seems so strange to have this kind of pain starting years afterward.
Has anyone else had this experience?