I think my username says it all. Not sure what info is relevant so please ask if I’ve left anything important out. I had a scalpel vasectomy done 9/13/18 (5 weeks ago) and am stressing myself out like most people on here. I was pretty sore post procedure…on the couch for 3 days, then went back to work, hobbled around for about a week and a half/2 weeks (I thought it was just the stitches being annoying).
The stitches finally came out/dissolved and I thought I was good, but I noticed I still had something going on on the right side…then I noticed something similar on the left side. It feels like a cord is bunched up/swollen (about the size of a large blueberry/small egg). The left side is similar, but smaller, harder and feels more solid/round. In addition to that, the scars are pretty sensitive, but that’s a secondary concern for now.
I went to the Dr. earlier this week and he said that it’s just swelling and that it should go away. When I asked when he said a couple of weeks (that basically what he said when I called 1-2 weeks post surgery). He also said I’ll always have some permanent mass in there. When I asked if he’s talking pea size or blueberry he responded with, “yea.”.
Any tips, advice, questions? I’m going crazy because I’m usually pretty active and have been sitting around wondering if this is my new life.