First off I want to say how much I feel for the guys having problems after a vasectomy. I do not believe I am anywhere near the level of pain or discomfort of most of the guys here and I really feel for those going through issues. Like many, I didn’t realize how good I had it before this shit.
So anyway, I very recently had a vas… 3 weeks and 2 days ago. I had some very minor pain on the left side during the procedure and felt it in my abdomen. It probably lasted about a minute and I honestly didn’t think anything of it.
Recovery seemed normal. Although once I started moving around more I noticed some pain in my abdomen… maybe more the pelvic region on my left side. Right above the base of my penis. Very brief, but almost like something was getting pulled when I stood up.
Here I am at 3 weeks and I feel like I’m getting better but I want to make sure I do everything I possibly can right now to avoid issues later. I still have some pain on the left side and I feel like my left testicle may be slightly puffy. I don’t know if that’s considered swelling or just… idk. To be honest I don’t know if it was always like this. I also have a varicocele on my left but I never really inspected down there before. The pain I have is more focused at about the vas site, I think. It seems to be about half way up my sac and right behind a nice cluster of my varicocele. I haven’t noticed any pain in my abdomen the last several days, but that could be due to the jock strap holding everything up. I started wearing the jock Tuesday of last week. I was just using briefs before which seemed to smash everything and made it worse than letting my junk hang.
Pain is really not that bad. If I wear a jock strap everything feels almost fine. I’d say like 95%. If I jump or run I’ll get some discomfort. I haven’t run more than a few steps, playing with my kids. If I let the sac hang down, the pain starts up again with things getting knocked around.
So… I called the on call doc this weekend and she prescribed Levaquin(which I said I won’t take without seeing a doc first to confirm… freaking tendon ruptures???). So she gave me bactrim and molaxicam. I haven’t taken anything yet because I’m just not sure if I want to ‘waste’ antibiotics and thrash my gut with IFs if I don’t have to. The main reason I called was because my left but felt slightly puffy. But to be honest it seems better today.
I guess I’m just looking for some advice… I just want to avoid further issues if I can. My gut tells me that the varicocele is getting hung up on something… maybe that’s causing some minor swelling… just not sure if I should take the Bactrim to be safe.
Thanks and sorry for the long and winding post.