I’d already read this prior to my previous post, but thought to elaborate a bit more on what I was hitting on earlier, and weigh in a bit to the OP.
@Dpm12, I find the fact that you were so poorly informed regarding the risks, let alone possible side effects of the vas to be mind blowing considering where you had your vas at.
I have several theories on why all the prostate issues post vas, much of which is first hand, and what I’ve learned from others. I’ve experienced a lot of it myself, especially from my beginning’s, to midpoint in my timeline (over 7 years post vas, and two reversals later here).
From nerves, to the lack of sperm no longer flowing through your mixing area/prostate, to some sort of blocked off bacterial issue because of isolation via the vas, other thoughts, etc. There are many reasons this stuff happens IMO, and some may suffer from several things at once.
Of course it’s possible you may have had a pre-existing condition. This is probably un-likely, but it’s worth considering anyway.
I personally think the lack of sperm flow has a big part to do with it, but that doesn’t explain guys that are experiencing these symptoms within a matter of days post vas (as I did myself). I definitely don’t think there’s a one size fits all answer to all this prostate stuff post vas.
For what it’s worth, I don’t experience a lot of major issues with this prostate stuff anymore. Not enough to effect my quality of life, make me uncomfortable often, having odd sensations all the time, very little of that anymore.
I’m not cured, but way better to the point where my prostate doesn’t cross my mind much. If, and/or when it does, it will be after I ejaculate. Nothing crazy like I was experiencing years ago tho.
I went through some nasty prostate stuff in my beginning’s, and it followed me out off, and on post reversal, and redo reversal.
I was experiencing some seriously bad episodes after I would ejaculate post redo reversal. It didn’t start immediately, it took some time. It felt like I had to pee really bad, burning in my urethra, and had a broom stick up my rear end. All if this combined into a very centralized, awful feeling, and would last for hours.
It was bad enough to nearly make me cry. I’d just ball up in a fetal position, and try to sleep it off. Oddly enough, I would wake up the next morning, and the sensations were gone. There was no pattern, rhyme, nor reason to my episodes. Could happen one week, or twice in a couple weeks, sometimes not happen for several weeks/months. It really sucked.
The good news is, this stuff doesn’t get me like it used to anymore. I’d say my last major prostate craziness episode happened no longer than two years~ after my redo reversal failed (my second vasectomy reversal).
If there’s any point I would like to make, it would be that I don’t have any sperm flowing through my prostate/mixing area, and haven’t since fall 2013. I certainly don’t fall into the “I had a successful (far as fertility) vasectomy reversal, and my prostate problems vanished”.
I will note, I never experienced any prostate weirdness, sensations, craziness, absolutely nothing along them lines prior to my vasectomy. I had my vasectomy at age 35.
On to my next thoughts, I find it very disturbing that guys like yourself were never warned, and are being told this prostate stuff isn’t related to your vasectomy.
Theres no doubt in my mind these guys (ICVR) hear about these symptoms often enough from pvps/reversal for pain guys. I’m seriously blown away that Burrows took that approach, or is of such an opinion. All I can say is, wow.
I will also note, when I had my redo reversal at ICVR in 2011, I signed a document with a witness present (that signed as well) that clearly stated the majority of the risks involved with the procedure.
It covered the fact that that there was no guarantee that I would even be fertile afterward, may not help me, could make me worse, other risks, complications, etc. It had the word PVPS on it clear as day. It was the most forthcoming document I’d seen in all my surgical, vas, post pvp/s experience’s.
I’ve actually read several men’s post reversal recovery stories where they noted it pissed them off when they flew all the way to AZ, and were presented with such a forthcoming document.
Anyway, just trying to be of some insight to yourself, and anyone else that read this thread.
Hope you get better brother.