This is my first post but I have been reading the comments on here for several months. I’d like to share my experience and get some thoughts/advice from the group. I’m at a breaking point and not sure where to turn.
On September 27, 2017 - I got a vasectomy. Within a week, I was having major complications on my left side. Throbbing pain. Swelling. I couldn’t sleep. I walked with a very noticeable limp. It impacted my job. My relationship with my wife. I haven’t been able to workout or do any of the hobbies that I love (golf, fly fishing, etc.). After 6+ months of pain and multiple doctors…I finally made it to a “specialist” that came highly recommended. After a few consultations/examinations - he determined that I needed a reversal. My epididymis was consistently swelling up and after trying multiple options (hot baths, more sex, less sex, ice, heating pad, stretching, pain pills, etc.) - it wasn’t getting any better.
5 weeks ago, I had the reversal. After getting through the surgery pain (swelling, bruising, abdominal pain), I realized that nothing had improved. I’m still having debilitating pain on my left side…testicle is rock hard and it feels like fluid is still forming. I am so discouraged. It feels like my life has been ripped from me. It takes everything I have to make it out of bed to go to work and I can barely function as part of my family.
For those that have had a reversal - do I have any hope of this turning around? I thought for sure when I hooked the pipes back up and got everything flowing again that my system and body would make its way back to 8 months ago, before I ever had the original vasectomy.
I’m now wondering if I’ll press the doctor to remove my left testicle.
Any thoughts would be appreciated…and thanks to everyone that has taken the time to share their very personal struggles, opinions and suggestions. I can’t believe how many of us are silently suffering. I thought I was one of the only ones until I found this forum.