I’m desperate guys. In 2004 I had hydrocele surgery on my right side and had no complications until September 2020. I started having severe stabbing pain and swelling (7/10) in the spermatic cord that gradually leveled off. Moderate pain 4/10 was worse with sitting and standing.
Three different ultraosounds revealed nothing but a varicocele on both sides. But it was clear on palpation my cord was very swollen. Always negative for infection and abnominal/pelvic CT showed nothing. I found Dr P in February. He agreed to open me up, remove both varicoceles, and see if he could find anything in the cord like a cyst or lipoma. He couldn’t and said it looked normal and sewed me back up. Said if this surgery didn’t help we could do orchiectomy after 6 weeks. That was 2 weeks ago.
Since then, my right cord has swelled up even 5x larger. It is like a damn garden hose now and my epididymis is enlarged and extremely sensitive to touch. We are heading for a right sided radical orchiectomy on May 18 which should solve my pain as it’s all in the cord and epi.
HOWEVER, the left sided varicocelectomy has left me in worse pain. There is no swelling, but moderate pain to touch. Difficult to sit and stand. I’d say the surgery has made me much worse on the left as well. Dr P is suggesting denervation now.
This will be my one good testicle. Do I wait a little longer to see if the pain from varicocelectomy surgery fades away, and risk having to do a 3rd surgery, or do a left denervation along with right orchiectomy on May 18? I have read the denervation horror stories and wish I’d left this side alone!!!
In addition to this, I had a negative reaction to Cipro in October and am dealing with bilateral ankle tendonitis for > 6 months now. My life is ruined and I DESERPATELY need a win with my testicle surgeries so I can start rehabbing my ankles properly!!!
For 7 months I’ve thought about suicide daily and I am not getting any better!
TLDR: Right sided orchiectomy due to severe swelling and pain. Moderate left pain 2 weeks after varicocelectomy. Want to know if I should wait it out or do left denervation on my one good testicle.