I had a simple right side orchiectomy 5 weeks ago, I understand the spermatic cord gets left behind which usually causes a stump within the scrotum. I’m confused as to why they even offer a simple orchiectomy, why don’t they just perform a radical orchiectomy for all patients, at least the whole spermatic cord gets removed?
Since my simple orchiectomy I can feel the spermatic cord in my scrotum, it feels like a swollen hard stump, I can feel the thick hard cord as it travels up into my pelvis. I seem to be getting an ache from the cord, especially when I get an erection.
Has anybody experienced this or know what happens to the cord when it get’s left behind, does the cord die off or does it keep filling with blood?