I appreciate everyone’s posts on reversals on here, they have helped a lot. I got my reversal yesterday with Dr. P in Orlando.
I got my vasectomy in Feb 2020, I noticed after a couple weeks I still had pain and it really never went away. It was mostly on the left side and was a 1-4 on pain scale until June of this year. It started to get worse around June of this year, I was getting shooting pains throughout my body sometimes. It got up to 6-7 sometimes, I went to the ER 3 times in two weeks for pain. It was really affecting my work and I was running my business much poorer than I normally would. As a small business owner, I could literally see how this pain was costing me money every week because I couldn’t devote as much time or energy to the business. I was missing meetings and sales calls… the list goes on.
Tramadol did help somewhat but didn’t remove the pain, all NSAID didn’t help including max dosage of Ibuprofen. Then a Vancouver urologist put me on six weeks of Ciprofloxacin and asked me to stop Diclofenac which I was taking prior. Diclofenac didn’t help at all but I also didn’t take it that long. After two weeks of just taking Cipro the pain was back to before, around 1-4 throughout the day with no shooting pains or scary flareups.
I stopped taking the Cipro a week ago and stayed 1-4 the last week. I got the reversal done yesterday so I guess I’m on day 2 of recovery? I don’t want to make any conclusions now with regards to pain because its so early but what I can say is I am comfortable and my urination is better than ever. I was peeing like an old man most of the time after the vasectomy. After the surgery when I got home, I had to pee once per hour for the following 3-4 hours, I’m not sure why. It was a healthy stream though and I could change the pressure. I can’t remember having a stream like that post vasectomy. It was not painful to pee.
I’m not sure if this post helps anyone but I wanted to do my part to share awareness of post vasectomy pain. I also shared my experience to my Facebook because I want my male friends to be aware of this and not have to go through what I did. Some asked me questions after that so it feels good to do my part to share awareness of this dark and dismal type of chronic pain.
I am being very careful in my recovery now and on my back in bed most of the day. I get up very carefully and walk slowly in the house. I will continue like this for the next 2 weeks. I think I was too active after the vasectomy so I’m being extra careful now. God bless us PVP sufferers.