It was interesting to read some of the posts here as i'm new here.
Had a hernia surgery which i knew straight away something went wrong from that surgery. Knew something was wrong when i woke up as well.
Pain grew and grew from there. Then i visited Dr P in 2013 for denervation of the cord cos pain at that time was so severe. After that surgery , pain was reduced from 90% to 25% which was a godsend.
Dr P said that he found lots of scar tissue but the problem was that blood drip started to get bigger and bigger over time. It was fine before denervation as it remained the same re blood drip (little).
I was quite concerned about increasing blood leaks. i suspected mesh hernia from previous hernia surgery went wrong. Spoke to ex hernia mesh guy in the states, who thought it might be mesh as well. After long while re long search for surgeon who specialises in mesh removal and found him. Two years ago, he found a lot of permanent sutures made of polyproplene materials inside groin. It was a double hernia repair this time without mesh as it was a success. Friends said i looked much better.
A massive improvement in my health as cloud lifted from my shoulders. Blood levels returned to normal and no more late night trips to the loo which was uncomfortable waking up in the middle of night. Then blood leaks returned again many months later leaving me more at wits end- when will it end re pain?
The problem with expert medical opinion which can be contradictory or odd at times, for example Dr P say it's the nerves or my surgeon say it's the mesh with ingrowth scar tissue. How do we know which one is correct?
Decided to go for an MRI scan much stronger in terms of 3T (cos 1.5 couldn't detect it further) as they found abnormality of the vas deferens. Discussed it with hernia mesh surgeon re possible blood leaks with vas Def as i had a small surgery few months ago. He clipped off some sections of the vas with 2.5x magnification. It took time to heal still healing now as i noticed blood leaks stopped then and now no sign of it. Pain was reduced by much
Now pain came back in different shape as it was lot of discomfort inside left groin upwards like a line and urine stinked smell (which i didn't know that re frequent trips at night to loo for 3 years without noticing it. (despite me telling my ex gp and fired him after that).
Decided to go for more tests and they found variocele and UTI-urinary tract infection (to my surprise cos i didn't know that for three years re frequent trips to loo with stinked smell). But Cleveland clinic didn't issue me any anti biotics medication, which was very strange despite confirmation of UTI.
Then i spoke with Dr P again since 2013 as we agreed to do varioceletomy micro surgery couple of months later this year.
My question, will it reduce the pain?? Will it improve my health? Will it eliminate the UTI completely??
My previous concern with Dr P was blood leaks had increased after dernevation micro surgery back in 2013. He denied it was the cause of it cos ex hernia mesh guy said it to me re blood leaks connection with denervation surgery. Hence my switch to hernia mesh surgeon which was the correct decision which paid off cos of massive improvement in health as most of the pain went except for left groin pain remaining which is the variocele and the UTI as well.
Also i'm quite concerned when you said 12 times with Dr P which leaves me wondering......
For me now,Pain like a needle in a spot with no surrounding pain except for discomfort which relates to variocele/cyst in upper left groin goes up like a line.
One thing that struck a cord with me when you said 'result of a stitch through a nerve' cos i felt like a rope tightened up down there or tied tightly cos also lot of polyproplene material - a lot of permanent stitches removed in previous hernia surgery.
How can they determine that re stitch through the nerve??? is it possible to find out?
One problem i have with Dr P was that:
How can he and some other specialists say that it is the nerves without any medical evidence such as scans or medical tests so on to prove it?
Vas defens some parts were squashed after the dernevation robotic surgery with a biowrap to protect it which implies that dernevation procedure didn't protect the vas or didn't work despite huge reduction in pain.That said, it also left me wondering.
Love to hear from you and any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.