I am new to this forum and looking for help and support. I had a vasectomy May 8th 2019. There was a lot of swelling and pain on the right side following the surgery, but left side was totally normal. The surgeon who did the surgery has pretty much refused to see me. His nurse initially said that it is to be expected. I ended up seeing another surgeon when the pain didn’t subside after two weeks. The testicle was still swollen. This urologist gave me a 10 day course of Cipro which didn’t help much, so she extended that another 10 days which didn’t help either. After 6 weeks of persistent pain I saw another urologist who gave me a 10 day course of Doxy and did an ultrasound that was normal. It is now the 8th day of the course almost 2 months since surgery and the pain continues. I have a follow up, but likely I would be asked to just be patient and take nsaids. I still don’t know what is going on. It is clearly not an infection.
There is a dull ache which rides up to the lower abdomen and almost to the back. This gets worse during the day. The testicle itself is tender to touch. The pressure is relieved if I press hard close to the vas on the testicle.
This has taken a major toll on my life. No physical activity, no playing with kids, no sex or masturbation, can’t focus at work or athome, canceled vacations. Should I believe the urologist and wait patiently for the pain to go away or consider alternatives? Any and all help /comments welcomed.