It’s been a while since I’ve been here and I figured I’d post an update.
I’ll recap why I had the reversal done In the first place.
Back in 2012 about a year after we had our daughter, my family Dr. recommended I get the snip as my wife has PCOS and pregnancy’s risky for her.
Everything was fine for the first 3 months post snip, just feeling build up of pressure that was supposed to be normal but other than that sex life was normal(up to 5 times a day). Then something happened that as best as I can guess was a rupture of some kind happened. The built up pressure went away when me and my wife were being intimate and I started noticing major changes, appetite went away, massive weight gain over night and sex drive came to a halt. Not only did sex drive plummet, but feeling down there did also.
Because my wife had PCOS, we both went through the standard fertility testing to find out what was wrong… I had a testosterone level of 1200 before being snipped, and afterwards it dropped all the way down to 200- 300.
I also started having sharp pains which got worse year after year until I decided to get the reversal.
I went to Dr. P in Florida for my reversal(I didn’t want to do anything fancy… I just wanted my plumbing put back to “factory original”) as most doctors said the pain was in my head, that I was just getting old and these changes were normal. Dr. P spent an extra hour on my reversal cleaning out scar tissue from what ever was happening due to the vasectomy.
One of my Testicles had been encapsulated by this scar tissue and was In very poor shape, and Dr p tried to save what he could.
All in all, the left one appears to be gone, shortly after the surgery it shrank away… but a year after the reversal, the pain is all gone and has stayed that way!!!
My first testosterone test showed a mild increase up to 360… but here a year later, I’m up over 600!!!(I consider this a win as I’m 10 years older and down one testicle)
Sex drive hasn’t returned fully but I’ve found that my weight is the part of the problem here. I went from 175lb to 230lb when my testosterone levels tanked… the extra weight seems to convert all extra testosterone to estrogen from what I’m reading and I’ve tested out the theory through long term fasting (I went an entire week without eating… it shuts down this estrogen conversion while your body is feasting on your body fat) and I can say sex drive came roaring back, along with proper feeling.
It’s been a long road and now I see the light at the end of the tunnel, as soon as I finish dealing with the weight that I’ve finally been able to loose since my t-levels have returned to normal.
For all you guys who have had issues with your vasectomy, getting the reversal can and does work!! At least it did for me.