I got a vas done on Friday the 13th. All seemed fine till that afternoon when started getting pain and swelling on right side. Had to take jock off. Was icing and meds but getting worse. Called urologist at 230. Told it’s normal reaction and tonice and pain meds and see you in a week. No interest in seeing me,
Kept getting bigger and more painful and everything said in the brochure they gave me to in-line was to get it checked.
I knew urologist would blow me off again so went to urgent care. They said they could not treat me so to go to ER. I was so swollen I could not pee.
ER took me right away. They looked at me and ordered ultrasound and blood work. After those were done they gave me morphine and called my doctor. Tried to pee before morphing but could not.
My urologist refused transfer to hospital he was on staff and to see me. He was upset he was called on Friday and argued with me. Said I pee there or hospital can use a catheter and see him next week.
After the morphene kicked in, I could get it out to pee and hospital was happy and released me,
Called urologist Monday and he was off so I got his partner. He said rare but not uncommon and to ice and rest and Tylenol. He said I could see him but would not change anything.
So it’s now Tuesday, day 5 and my right side all purple and bruised into leg and just above is yellow green. Laying down is fine, but painful to stand and walk and remove jock to go to bathroom or shower. No redness I can see or fever but I think it is bruising and hardening to be large hematoma the size of my hand.
Been trying to work from home but hard while laying down and may need note from him for short term disability,
Never got notes on how to treat this. When can I take ibuprofen? When can I start baths? What else can I do? What is healing for this and what is a warning sign of something bad? It’s like this is a closely guarded secret!