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PVPS and Prostatitis


#41

Sounds like what happened to me. I was told I had prostatitis and bombed with all manner of antibiotics. I had mostly burning nerve pain. I got a lot of relief from my reversal.

The old boggy prostate is just so much crap. I had horrific prostate problems after my vasectomy with urgency and burning etc… Most of this went away as soon as I got my reversal. It was almost magical. It just all stopped.


#42

What type of burning pains did you have?

I’ve started to develop a burning urethra and burning urination this past week, and i know it’s not prostatitis!


#43

Mikeo that would be amazing if that can happen to me. Im glad you found a fix. I have been reading forms about prostatitis for months and did everything to treat that and then I ran across this form. Now this has changed my outlook on whats happening with me.
Mikeo a little personal question? In my sack I can feel my epididymis is tender and feels larger. I am not sure if the vas are swollen as well but it seems like there is some extra stuff that area. Did you feel like this as well? When I have told the uros this they look at me like I have two heads and give me more cipro and say some back in 6 weeks!

Vasregret I love the name.
I get burning in the urethra sometimes. It comes and goes. That was one of the worst feelings you can get in the body I think.
I also have pain in my testicles
pain in the prostate. Before I got the injections if you pushed on my prostate it would feel like I got hit there by a car. it would hit every nerve in that area. Since the injections I had in the prostate I have had less inflammation there. So its not as painful there.
Now I have gotten pelvic pain as well. I thought that the burning in urethra was bad. This feels horrible. I am going to acupuncture and psycal therapy for pelvic floor to try to deal with that. The pain seems to move around to different spots. I still think in some way its bacterial. We all have that running though that area. If bacteria get down the vas dif after a vasect how can any flow of antibiotics or immune support seems blocked off. Not sure if this is accurate. I hope your get better soon.


#44

Mikeo another weird peronsal question. After my vas I have never felt the same after sex. Never felt empty and didn’t get the drained feeling I got before. My question is did you feel this also? And did the feeling come back after reversal?
I am mad my wife just didn’t tie her tubs. fml


#45

I had urgency that was horrific. I would get into these stretches where I would be scared to go to sleep because as soon as I did I’d get burning pain like I had to go but didn’t and it was just the worst torture you can imagine. You need to relax you pelvic floor too because once the pain starts I think you clench and that irritates those nerves as well. I would try baclofen at night and see if that helps.


#46

Hey Mike are you still symptom free form prostate issues?


#47

Kyle did you end up getting a reversal?


#48

Since my reversal I have not had much problems with the prostate/uti type stuff at all. It’s been nice.


#49

One important distinction to make is whether your “prostatitis” is truly a prostate problem or a form of Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. In my first bout with PVP (8 months after my vas in March 2005), I definitely had something going on with my prostate. I say that because my PSA ran from 4.2 to 4.5.

Since my reversal, I haven’t registered a PSA above 0.3, yet I’ve had two separate relapses of PVP. In 2008-09, my relapse was only in the scrotum and went away after 6-7 months on Celebrex and Gabapentin.

This bout, just about over, has lasted 13+ months and I definitely had some pelvic pain going on. In fact, the worst of the pain was in the perineum, and that took extensive pelvic PT and Elavil to get control over.

I think there’s a whole web of inter-connected problems that can and do start after a vasectomy. No one has an incentive to make the connections because it’d kill the golden goose of the vasectomists. A couple guys here like Aschiro and Choohoo know more than I’ll ever know.

But, I think one key is to find out if your prostate is truly part of the equation. Prostatitis is a poorly conceived, catch-all name that the Cleveland Clinic has stopped using for non-prostate pelvic pain.


#50

Agree with @raising4girls, important but seems hard distinction to make. Right after my vasectomy I developed boggy prostate and high white blood cell count. After 4-5 months these issues went away but pain remained, now at month 13. I am suspecting that I have chronic pelvic floor issue (perineum, leg, scrotum pain) but it is so hard to confirm that. Progress is extremely slow and I am doing all sorts or PT, exercising, massage, relaxation, etc. Kind of stuck in a pain level that is better than when this ordeal started but still not good. I will give if until next January before considering reversal. I was already high anxiety case before vasectomy and that probably does not help in calming nerves down there.


#51

Straight after vasectomy had prostate issues and still have. PSA showed nothing abnormal all tests showed nothing abnormal still have prostate and urination issues. Not 1 single test out of hundreds done has showed anything and i am totally fucked with a list of symptoms ball pain, cord pain, abdominal pain, flank pain, feeling sick daily. Not a test can find anything amazing modern medicine.


#52

I tend to think reversal will help you, @Loz, if you haven’t had one. I have no medical training, so take this for what it’s worth, one man’s experience. I didn’t feel sick pre-reversal, but felt “off”. Maybe it was due to the chronic pain, I don’t know. What I do know is that I felt normal once I had the reversal. The pain stuck around for 4-5 more months, but I had this feeling that things would improve the minute I woke up from the reversal surgery.

I truly think that vasectomy has unexplainable impacts and some men and, for us, putting things back together works.

I still haven’t met or read about a guy who regrets his reversal.


#53

@raising4girls totally agree buddy. Was booked in for reversal but just got few issues to sort out. Explained in other topic. Its a challenge here in Austtalia PVPS is not recignised much we are still in cave man days here.