Hoping to see if anyone has has a similar experience to what I just went through. I went in for a scalpel free vasectomy today. The Doctor was friendly and very professional but we ran into some problems. He applied a freeze spray to numb the area. Before he made the first incision he gave me a small poke to see if I was numb. I wasn’t so he applied more anestetic. Once numbed he made the first incision and began to the process of extracting/cutting the vas. This is when the problems started. I experienced intense pain (9/10, would be a 10/10 but I once had a perforated bowel so it was a close second). It simultaneously felt like someone was pulling me apart with the same ache of getting kneed in the balls but only way more intense.
The Dr. picked up on the fact I was in distress so he stopped and applied more anaesthetic. He tried again but the pain persisted. I didn’t scream or move but I was tensing up and it was pretty clear it wasn’t going to be a painless procedure as advertised. He hadn’t even cut anything yet. To his credit he decided to stop and recommended I go to his other clinic at a future date where he could give me a more powerful sedative in order for me to deal with the pain.
I’d like to think I’ve got a pretty high pain threshold. My wife has given me grief for ambling around the house trying to manage pain when I need to see a doctor.
The whole thing has me a bit spooked. He didn’t really give me a good explanation as to why I was feeling so much pain other then saying it was my anatomy. My concern is that I might have some major nerves in close proximity to the Vas and they are trying to tell me something. If I get the procedure under sedation it might just end up masking the pain while I’m there only to have it return with a vengence when the sedation wears off.
Anyone out there that went through something like this?