Wishing well to you all and your families. Thank you for sharing your stories.
On Nov 30, 2020 I had a vasectomy performed in a surgery center. Pre-op my urologist said it should be 15 minutes and I can take ibuprofen if needed. When I woke up I noticed on the clock that it had been 90 minutes and the nurse was shoving 2 Norco in my face. Urologist came in and said he couldn’t find the vas deferens on the right side.
Wow did I learn about pain. My scrotum was larger than a grapefruit. I was put on antibiotics and pain pills. After 10 days of no relief I began calling and messaging my urologist to no avail. So I called my PCP. She got me right in. Holy hell the look on her face… She said “Call your urologist NOW”.
Over the next four months I had poor communication with the urologist. Had 3 rounds of antibiotics and pain pills. The swelling lasted six weeks. Once that trama was gone I found new and different pain. It was like a constant hum of electricity at a pain level of 4-6 with intermittent lightning strikes of 8-9. Started taking gabapentin 300mg 3/day. It finally started to work after 25 days. Man that helped!
I have lost confidence in this urologist. Time for a second opinion. Wow what a difference! I got more from the new urologist in five minutes than I did from the previous urology group in five months.
Well the gabapentin started to wear off s we moved to Lyrica. New urologist suggested a Cord Block to 100% verify nerve damage. It worked. Sadly, after just five weeks I’m feeling the pain creep back. Denervation is the next step.
I attained all of my medical records with the first urology firm. The surgery notes from the urologist said he performed on the left. Opened the right and aborted not seeing the vas. HOWEVER I got the assistant notes as well with time stamps. He completed the left in 4 minutes and spent over an hour on the right. Even called in another surgeon for help. No telling what he did to that nerve poking and prodding for an hour.