Hi All. I have posted on here a couple of times but not frequently.
I just ticked over 5 months post vasectomy and like many am suffering from pain and other weird symptoms that modern medicine can’t link to a vasectomy. It’s amazing how much of a moveable beast pvps can be with pain spread and intensity changes…in my experience anyway.
Specifically I have experienced the following:
- Week 1- Current: BL scrotal pain L>R which seems to be the epi’s. Worse 4-8 hrs post sex which lasts for 48-72 hrs.
Week 1- 4mth: Urinary symptoms, increased urgency, post void dribble. This has mostly cleared up.
Week 1 - Current: Lower abdominal and flank pain which is occasionally nauseating (the kicked in the balls type many can probably relate to). This has gotten a bit better but still sees me needing to lie down daily.
Week 2 - Current: Muscular tightness and cutaneous tightness/prickling sensation in abs.
Week 6- Current: Abdominal nerve pain pubic bone to in under the ribs. This came on after I did some stretching of the anterior chain (prone cobra) at week 6 to see if I could reduce the tightness. An hour later I was in the foetal position on the floor with extreme abdo pain. The next day until current I have hard nerve pain and same skin/rectus ab tightness from origin to insertion.
Occasionally: I have experienced electric shocks and tingling which correlates to the GF nerve pathway. This coincides with abstaining from sex for 2+ weeks.
New(last couple of weeks): Parathesia/Neuropathy: Pricking, burning, pins and needles in hands and feet. The backstory to this is I had an ultrasound that revealed BL thrombosed pampiniform plexus. The Dr prescribed Xarelto to see if it could help my body to clear it. I was also about 1 week into experimenting with Wim Hof protocol with cold training. 3 days into taking Xarelto and a week or so of cold training I developed peripheral neuropathy. It now wakes me at night and I am extremely sensitive to warm water. I have ceased both. This would more likely cause a vascular issue but I guess Wim Hof protocol could rev up the autonomic nervous system too…
My question for those reading: Have you experienced these weird neurological symptoms before and have they resolved? I refer to prickly tight skin and peripheral neuropathy symptoms mostly. I can relate the referred lower abdo pain and perhaps even more diffuse upper abdo pain to the vasectomy but the peripheral neuropathy is quite disconcerting. I’m really hoping it will resolve with time as it may just be related to damage of blood vessels from cold baths combined with taking blood thinners however it should be resolving now after 2-3weeks and it’s not.
To think I felt like a healthy normal, strong, fit 38 year old 5 months ago riding bikes, running, swimming and performing calisthenics to find myself now half disabled is unfathomable.
My thinking is I could have an underlying neurological disease that has been kicked off by the vasectomy and I will get that checked but my bloods seem all normal as does muscle strength. Alternatively it could also be a revved up autonomic nervous system? I guess it’s all just a process of elimination and I don’t expect to find the answer here but I felt I needed to reach out…I am feeling more like a medical anomaly as each week passes.
Anyway thanks in advance for reading and any thoughts/support you may be able to lend.