From my previous post You May know my problem. Now my Uro offers to remove one of my vas deference. As i understand vasoctomy creates New pains. So Uro ask if am i ready to lost one of my testicle. İ want to ask what happens if i lost one testicle and its was deferens… İs there any one who lost one testicle.???
do a search for orchiectomy. lots of guys here have had one or two removed.
Physiologically losing a testicle usually results in the body compensating and the remaining one producing more testosterone through the feedback loops in the body/HPT axis. You would obviously want to monitor those levels if you went forward with that.
Please read up here as we have had varying outcomes on this procedure. We’ve had some good and some bad.
I can only speak for myself but it seems like being okay with it mentally is important because it can have a psychological impact.
Hormonally you can get that stuff from a needle if for some reason it results in a hypogonadal state/the other testes for some reason can’t compensate.
I think the idea of having a pain free state/life might be something that can add clarity to your decision, especially if you’ve been suffering for a long time.
It’s not a small decision. I’m sorry you are faced with it. You can count on this site for moral support no matter what you decide. We don’t give medical advice here. We share our own outcomes and what we know as guys who’ve lived it. We all obviously have read a little and made some judgements based on what we have seen here but that’s not the same as medical advice. We all have to decide what we think is best based on what our caregivers tell us and what we can glean by doing our own research.
Though not from a vasectomy I have suffered acute testicular pain for a decade. First decided to remove the left…after removing left testicle the pain just moved next door to the right. Then had the Vas cut, with denervation of spermatic chord and epid removal…sorry to say the pain did not depreciate one %. Uro’s Eyes glazed over after 5 mos of no recovery— after promising 98% of some relief…alas, nothing.
He backed off and pronounced it fanthom pain, washing his hands of it, leaving me on disability and only 800 mgs of ibuprofen to cope.
Living with the one testicle however, has not effected my sex life one iota…so at least there’s that…I’m still functional, tho need scalding hot bath afterwards to reduce inflammation along with the Motrin.