I had a torsion event as a teen and ended up with a left orchiectomy and right orchiopexy (tacking to prevent torsion). No major complications after that, now have two kids and am looking to get a vasectomy done to prevent future kids and add spontaneity with the Mrs. Pre-op consultation was fairly routine, doc didn’t mention any complication risks or concerns from the prior surgery.
Last week I went in to have my vasectomy and apparently my epididymis was really tender while the doc was trying to get ahold of the vas. I did have a few shots to numb, but pain was still there, just not as bad. I cried uncle when my hands and legs began to tingle and my vision was getting darker. We rescheduled for next month with general anesthesia. He did make an incision which he sutured up. 3 days after I noticed some bruising around the left side of my scrotum near the incision. The bruising spread across to the top of my testicle which is still tender 5 days out.
I can’t find many resources on vasectomy after an orchiopexy and I’m not sure if I should be concerned about the bruising or not. I’m concerned there is scar tissue from my orchiopexy surrounding the vas and making it difficult to move around. After finding this forum I’m kind of freaking out and wondering if I’m making a terrible decision. I am going to get ahold of the doc tomorrow and try to get info on the bruising. Has anyone else here had an orchipexy prior to their vasectomy? Did it add risks or complications??