7 years ago, me and my wife’s dr suggested I get fixed after we had our first kid because she had fertility issues and an additional pregnancy wasn’t good for her. So after our daughter was 1 year old, I went under the knife.
All seemed to go well with the vasectomy aside from a feeling constant pressure(but not really pain at this point ) until about 3 months afterwards at which point during sex one evening, I felt a very weird sensation like something ruptured on the right side only… I took note of this as I thought it was kind of weird but there was no pain yet.
Well over the next 3 months was where the problem really started. I noticed a drastic change in my appetite/ energy level and sex drive(and my wife noticed it also) we went from having sex up to 5 times in a day, to on a good week, I was up for it about once a week… about the 6 month mark is when the pain started and it is localized on the right side. It comes and goes, some times having sex activates it, sometimes it just hurts for no reason… and it is as painful as someone kicking me right in the junk at its worst to sometimes bing just a constant dull pain.
I went to my family dr and he simply said it was all in my head and I’m just getting old(I was 38 at the time) and I responded that I feel like I was 20 before the vasectomy and now I feel like I’m in my late 80’s… after 3 visits for this he finally sent me to get and ultrasound which supposedly said all was good/nothing was out of order… so again the message from my family dr was this pain is all in my head, and I’m just getting old(this took about 3 years for all the dr visits). At this point I just gave up… it’s been 7 years now and I was hoping the pain would eventually go away… it hasn’t, and the pain comes and goes, but is completely in the way of me having any kind of an active lifestyle, not to mention ruining me and my wife’s sex life. Also, with my change of appetite, I found I put on weight super easy. I went from a size 30” waist to size 36 even though I cut way back on what I eat. I used to eat 5000 to 10000 calories a day(as I was pretty active) and now I find I gain weight if I eat over 1200(which is pretty much starving myself)
I’m pretty sure whatever it was that sprung a leak is responsible for causing the pain and low testosterone. While I have no confirmation on this as my dr never wanted to actually run and tests…it’s obvious to me this has to be part of the issue. From what I’ve gathered is if the sperm get out where it shouldn’t, the body see’s them as a foreign body and attacks them, creating antibodies that not only attack sperm, but your testies that create the sperm and create testosterone…
Has anyone out there had any success on reversing this condition with a vasectomy reversal? At this point I want to drop the money just to stop the pain… but I’m hoping I can also fix the low testosterone.
I’ve talked to a Dr all the way out in Los Angeles who deals with reversals and recognizes that pain after a vasectomy is real… and he is pretty confident that the pain issue can be dealt with. I’m just Don’t want to get my hopes up unless I hear from real people who have success in reversing issues of this type…