I had my vasectomy 16 years ago. Luckily I don’t get pain, but I do get a swollen epididymis which feels very tender and uncomfortable, whenever I have regular (every day or two) sex. When it first happened, years ago, i went to the docs because I thought the lumpiness was testicle cancer or something. Of course no-one told me anything about this “little” side effect before the op! Anyway, I believe the Urologist cut and tied the vas and am wondering if a reversal of this to open-ended may solve the epididymis congestion/swelling? If so, can it be done easily? Anyone here relate to this situation at all?
My vasectomy was cauterized. I asked a urologic surgeon if he would convert it to open-ended, and he refused, saying it wouldn’t help.
Honestly, if the pain isn’t too bad and not life altering, I would leave well enough alone. This area is so risky due to how highly innervated it is.
Thanks Sentosa. Did you want it converted for the same reasons as me?
Thanks Reversalpain. You’d think they could do something like this simply in 2021 wouldn’t you? Non-invasive laser surgery or something?
Your symptoms are different than mine. I have pain frequently, and I believe it’s nerve related. There are guys on this forum with PVPS who had an open-ended vasectomy.
I had mine as a open ended and I’m fine now, but when you think about it’s never going to stay open ended, it might solve the problem of congestion for a little while but eventually it’s going to close up gradually.
My mind boggles when I think about it, that I was ok with it at the time but now, post it’s just wrong in so many ways
No way I’d consider converting a closed to open-ended vasectomy. Looking back, like most, I’d never even have a vasectomy just due to the sensitivity of the area…all those nerves make it inappropriate for elective surgery.
My closed-end vas transitioned naturally to open-ended. I learned that after my reversal when the doc told me I was leaking from both vas tips. The sperm out in the open, we both surmised, contributed to my PSA > 4 and T-Level = 300.
Here’s a link to Hauber’s website where he discusses the body’s auto-immune effect.