I’m new here. I had a vasectomy in June 18 and for 18 months suffered left sided testicle and epi tenderness which I was advised by urologist was likely congestive epididimitis.
I proceeded with reversal in May this year in the hope that it would resolve or improve my issues.
I’m now approaching 4 months in my recovery and it’s been tough. Physically and mentally exhausting as I’m sure many of you know.
I expected to have pain for some time post op so I’m trying to stay positive about my recovery however there are 2 specific issues I’d like to hear of people’s experience with as my urologist doesn’t say much. I’ve looked around the site a bit but can’t find much on these.
Firstly, my left epididimus is now really swollen and tender at the head, so much so that I can see it protruding against my scrotum. This is new since reversal, my pain pre reversal was more in the tail of the epi. Has anyone else experienced this? Is this just a normal inflammatory response after a big surgery that I just need to be patient with? Any treatment that’s worked for anyone? ( I tried a course of antibiotics to ensure no infection but they didn’t help)
Secondly, I am getting this stinging / burning pain radiating from behind my testicle and what feels like up the cord and along my perineum. It comes and goes a bit and tends to be stirred up when my core becomes engaged. Is this a normal neurological response to surgery that will also settle down over time as recovery progresses and inflammation settles? Any treatments for this that have worked?
Other than that it’s really just the aches and pains that are to be expected after surgery. My concern with these two symptoms is that I didn’t expect them and they are new since reversal.
Any experience you could share would be greatly appreciated as they are really playing on my mind!
Oh lastly, I feel I’m still nowhere near back to running or gym. Any experience on how long it took until you could get yourself back running or in the gym would be great.
Thanks so much guys.