Post Vasectomy Pain Forum

Update post reversal done by Dr. Burroughs 6/26

Hello everyone, it’s been a couple months since I last updated and wanted to do a follow up. I’m pretty much back to normal with the exception of being desensitized on areas of my penis. Not sure if it’s from over masturbation from all the years of not knowing that the vasectomy had messed me, from nerve damage due to the clips tearing up the inside of my ballsack, or just plain old aging (I just turned 44 on October 9th). Either way, I’m in good spirits because my last SA done last week shows that I’m firing on all cylinders and can get someone pregnant LOL. Here is a time line of the results.
Reversal 6/26
1st SA 7/19
Volume 1.3 mL
Total Count 71.5 million
Motility 15 percent
Total Motility 10.7 million
2nd SA 8/26
Volume 1.5 mL
Total Count 85.5 million
Motility 16 percent
Total Motility 13.68 million
(started taking folic acid and 1200 MG of Vit C daily along with high quality multivitamins)
3rd SA 10/23
Volume 1.6 mL
Total Count 113.6 million
Motility 57 percent
Total Motility 64.74 million
Its funny, ICVR Andrologist called it. He said after the first SA that it usually takes up to three months to get back to normal. He recommended staying hydrated and adding folic acid. I read elsewhere that Vitamin C is a sperm creating booster. My multivitamin has everything else I need in it. Like I’ve said before, it was one of my biggest mistakes getting the vasectomy, but literally my best decision was to go to AZ and have it reversed by ICVR. To those on the fence or who have had it reversed, I will say as hard as it is to stay positive during this time, it does help. Any questions I’ll gladly answer. Stay strong brothers… One love
Les

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Nice and stable numbers. Fingers crossed for a quick recovery for you mate :crossed_fingers:

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Did you have any bad autoimmune disorder stuff after vasectomy? I’m finally linking insomnia, general feeling not well, itch (thighs, butt area) after ejaculation, joint pain to my vasectomy 11 months ago. Considering reversing very much!

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Thanks so much for sharing! I’m interested in how long it took for the fullness feeling / pain from congestion to start to subside or even completely go away? Curious if you felt there was any correlation to the SA numbers and ~4-month period to get to good numbers?

Les,
That is awesome. Great post and congrats. You are an inspiration for sure. I will be right behind you on recovery. Thanks for the optimistic post!

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Hi. Sorry for the delay in response. I don’t believe I ever sensed any autoimmune issues because I’m a very active person. I was playing competitive adult soccer for about 5 years after the vas and then heavy into (and still am) weight training / hiit cardio. I had no problems sleeping, and had no pains. My ex wife felt different about 4 years after the surgery but I didn’t link the vas to it. I will say, the last three years, the stress of a terrible divorce, being forced into being a single parent to our five children and trying to keep their lives normal, working a lot (tons of overtime to pay for everything) took its toll. I though the exhaustion, depression, depressive thoughts, loss of drive desire and focus, was all the divorce. No. It was a part of it. The vas was the main culprit. What they don’t tell you is with the snipping of the vas comes the reduction in testosterone production which can cause all the symp9injust described… Especially exhaustion. Ever since I’ve been put back together I haven’t drank coffee. It’s been 5 months. Don’t need it. I feel better in the gym, and overall I feel better. I don’t have that “foreign material in my balls” feeling anymore, and I’m starting to relearn how to enjoy sex without being fearful of it being painful. If it’s only been 11 months , you’re lucky. It took me 11. 5 years to figure all this out. If you weren’t feeling like this prior to the vas, I would say it’s from the vas. If they used clips, the clips are damaging you internally. If they didn’t, sperm may be leaking out into your scrotum causing your body to think its being invaded. Do your homework and find the best reversal specialist in your area and ask them a ton of questions before making the final decision. I’ll just say I’m lucky it worked out for me. I feel blessed and I’m thankful daily. I wish you the best brother. One love, Les

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Any type of congestion feeling and pain from the vas was gone when I woke up. Literally. Dr. Burroughs did an amazing job. As to my sperm analysis, I never felt any difference the first few times I gave them a sample. The last one I waited 4.5 days and it was a relief when I gave the sample. It was the first time in years that when I released that it felt great. Since then, knowing that my numbers are fantastic, I’ve felt better. I’m going to stay optimistic that in a couple months when I give my next sample that it will be roughly the same result saying that I’m back to prevas life. Now just adjusting to being mid forties with a 20 year old mindset for sex is my biggest challenge :joy::joy:

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I’m very curios about how vas. effects testosterone leveles, luckily I have my testosterone test from about a year prior to vas. and I just went and did blood test a day ago ( waiting on results) and I will do a test after the reversal too. So I’m gonna be able to see how testosterone levels were effected.

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So got the test results: total T -412 free -41.6
Before the vas total T-685 free - 14.1
It did drop but free testosterone is almost 4 times higher, not sure if it’s a good thing or bad.

So correct me if I’m wrong, but this says your Total T is 60% of what it was a year ago?

As far as free T, I think that the most direct (most accurate?) test for that level is not usually done. Usually they calculate/estimate free T indirectly. So maybe there are bigger error bars around that number?

I just don’t know what to make of the testosterone thing. It should be very easy for studies to notice a 60% drop in testosterone. So why can’t we find studies to show this?

Free testosterone is more important, but it is an estimate, not sure how would you have more free testosterone when your total testosterone is down.

I don’t know what think about it, I did use different lab this time, usually went to LabCorp but this time went to Quest. But my T levels ( the only 2 times I have tested before vas) stayed pretty consistent. January 2016 total T -613 and free-12.1. April 2018 total T - 685, free-14.1.I’m confused as well why my free T quadrupled. But total T droped about 30% most likely due to this vasectomy, it really screwed my hormones up! I will do blood test again when fully recovered after reversal.

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Yea, my hormones went out of whack too. I never tested them befreo vasectomy, but I was constantly horny, after vasectomy my lowest levels were around 150, recovered to 250 around a month after reversal. My libido is probably around 75% of what it use to be 15 months post reversal, and will get it tested again when I am healed. @raising4girls tracked his over 10 years ( I think) and they were steadily climbing YOY