Vasectomy in December of 2017 and within a month i got an infection in my right testicle. Diagnosed as Epididymitis, antibiotics cleared up the infection but ever since my Epididymis has been swollen and painful.
I saw my doctor and had an Ultrasound which did not show any issues so she said there is nothing wrong, despite me being in constant pain and having a permanently swollen Epididymis. I also told her that I had no sex drive and found it hard to achieve an erection unless it was first thing in the AM. I asked to have my hormones checked she refused and said welcome to your 40’s. I found a new doctor after that.
But by then I also began to develop sever pelvis pains and nerve pain all down my legs. It turned out that I had a Spondylolisthesis which required surgery. The whole ordeal of wait lists for Spinal Fusion went on for 2 years, I finally got my surgery February 2020.
In that time I also found a new doctor, he had sent me for Hormone blood tests and it showed i was low on Testosterone (but within limits) and higher end for Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), high FSH often occurs after damage to the testes. He also sent me for an Ultrasound and again it showed no issues but I really didn’t push further at the time as my Spine and being unable to stand was the main issue for me now.
Following my spine surgery, the nerve pain and numbness in my legs and groin are gone and I am now fully experiencing the pain in my testicles. I can only gently handle my testes any pressure hurts. The pain is made worse after ejaculation, the Epididymis gets so hard and swollen for a few hours that it is painful even to touch the testes.
I am about to make an appointment with my Doctor and as I’ve learned with it taking 2 years to get spine surgery I am not fucking around. What do I demand of my doctor as far as testing and referrals. Do I go for another Ultrasound or ask to be referred to a specialist? I’m in Canada by the way.