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The IASP classification of chronic pain for ICD-11: chronic postsurgical or posttraumatic pain

The IASP classification of chronic pain for ICD-11: chronic postsurgical or posttraumatic pain

Pain 160(1):45-52 · December 2018

DOI: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001413

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is trying to codify different kinds of chronic pain. Vasectomy related pain is not yet coded. The table in this article seems to indicate that PVPS is simply not being reported by patients.

04_IASP_ICD-11_classification_of_chronic_postsurgical_pain.pdf (480.3 KB)

The very first line of treatment my urologist offered me when I complained 4 weeks after my vasectomy was Neurontin. Over email. Seems odd that she would have done that if nobody has ever reported neuropathic pain before.

Not reporting. Do they think we were ordering pizzas?