About 3.5 months post vasectomy here. Had a very painful procedure and initial recovery, then diagnosed with epididymits at 3 weeks post op. Was given 14 day course of levaquin plus 1,000 mg of naproxen per day. Symptoms improved but definitely not 100%. Given another course of levaquin and naproxen. Symptoms improved again although less markedly. Doc then told me to take a wait and see approach for a few weeks. I waited about a month or so before another follow up with him. In that time I got a 2nd opinion, got an ultrasound but nothing came back besides a mild varicocele. During that time I was also taking a lot of NSAIDs to help with the discomfort, and ended up getting an ulcer. Yesterday was the most recent follow up and he prescribed another round of antibiotics and celebrex instead of Naproxen because of the ulcer, but the pharmacist said to be careful with the celebrex if I have an ulcer. I’m not super hopeful that I will improve with another round of antibiotics but I guess it’s worth a shot. Anyone have a similar experience? Also, he keeps prescribing anti inflamatories saying something like “they help the antibiotics penetrate the epididymis” but the pharmacist seemed dubious about this. Can anyone here comment on whether this is actually true?
All in all my discomfort isn’t that bad but definitely enough to impair my quality of life. No issues with pain while ejaculating or anything like that, but I do feel slightly more tender in the epididymis when I’m erect.
Feel so bad for some of you guys on here that are in much worse shape. Thanks for keeping this forum going and really appreciate the valuable info I’ve learned from looking through this forum over the past couple of months.
If anyone has any recommendations I’m all ears.