It’s been an interesting few weeks.
I had a consult with Dr. P about two weeks ago. It was positive, and brought some hope and it was a relief to talk to a Dr. who knows the issues, has helped others, and has a larger data set to draw on.
Also, from a previous post here @Acschiro suggested I look into the possibility of having pelvic pain issues. Which I did starting a the day after talking with Dr. P. In my area there has been only one PT who seems to specialize in Pelvic Pain disorder, and even though her next opening is the end of September she spent some time on the phone with me and suggested 4 different books to read which I ordered and am about done with the second one and 1/5 of the way through the 3rd one (Listed below if anyone is interested).
Through my reading I am fairly certain (though I haven’t been officially diagnosed) that I was having pelvic tightness before my vasectomy, and the vasectomy triggered my body and caused the issues to escalate. In addition, my anxiety (which was high already) has been off the charts over the last few months contributing to my pain issues.
Over the last couple of weeks I started a medrol pack prescribed from Dr. P, started taking anti-anxiety medication, and started a stretching program from book #3 listed below and I have seen a lot of improvement over my pain levels. This is hopeful, and though not everything is solved, and perhaps never will be, I am back to a more functioning level with long stretches with no to minimal pain.
Most of my symptoms have been pain in my groin (where my leg meets my body) as well as a burning feeling in the tip of my penis (negative for UTI or other urinary infections) which is a pain symptom discussed in the pelvic pain books.
Without this forum this possibility would have never occurred to me, so thank you to those who have been willing to share their experiences and knowledge here. It is possible that I may get better in time and I feel terrible that so many of you are still in pain and have had the experiences you have.
I wanted to share this in case anyone else coming here might be experiencing something similar to myself.
Pelvic Pain Books:
- A Headache in the Pelvis, 2) Pelvic Pain Explained: What you Need to Know, 3) Heal Pelvic Pain: The Proven Stretching, Strengthening, and Nutrition Program for Relieving Pain, Incontinence,& I.B.S, and Other Symptoms Without Surgery, and 4) Ending Male Pelvic Pain, A Man’s Manual: The Ultimate Self-Help Guide for Men Suffering with Prostatitis, Recovering from Prostatectomy, or Living with Pelvic or Sexual Pain