Had my non scalpel vasectomy done in the UK 2 weeks ago. Surgery itself was uneventful, seemed to be straightforward. Spent the next 36hrs doing little/nothing and everything appeared to be going well.
By day 4 by scrotum had swollen up to the size of a grapefruit and hard as a rock. Pain not so much in the testicles but more on top, around the side and pushing into my groin on both sides.
Over the next few days the pain on the right hand side reduced to almost nothing. Left hand side no improvement.
The post op swelling has now gone, however I’m left with a couple of extra grapes sat ontop of my testicles. Again, right hand side causing me no trouble. Left side the same constant ache, up into the groin.
Went back to see the GP yesterday as I thought I many have an infection and he said it’s blood clots and that this might take a few months to break down and resolve. A few months?! So much for the 2/3 day recovery!
The thought of this for the next few months is horrific. I can’t walk without a noticeable limp, tight underwear is too restrictive and loose isn’t enough support. I have absolutely zero interest in any kind of sexual activity and can’t see that changing anytime soon.
When I have a bath and everything is relaxed, it literally looks and feels like I have 4 testicles!
Any recovery stories and suggestions for anything that may speed things up appreciated. I’m taking ibuprofen and paracetamol for pain relief, although they ain’t doing that much just taking the edge off slightly.