My current urologist has never heard of pvps. And says after this run of antibiotics doesnt change anything. He usually gives folks the option of trying to live with the pain or epididectomy, with not great success rates admittedly by him. I beleive he offers SCD but the horror stories from that seems like a big NO from me. Now, I’m about 3 months in with treating epididymitis/sperm granuloma pain (im not sure which, he has mentioned it could be either).
Prior to antibiotics I was in a 5-7 pain range at times. The pain seems to emanate from my vasectomy, above/Behind my lefty testicle. when antibiotics seem to be in my system i can get down to 1-4 but somedays shoot up to 5-7 again. Idk if it is placebo, fluctuations in pain level over the course of weeks, or the antibiotic.
I am deciding what should really happen next.
Keep in mind my vasectomy was 4 years ago. With little to no discomfort until early January 2020.
Here is the dilemma I am dealing with at my current state.
Some folks claim that not going for reversal soon enough could mean it is too late. Some have said they wished they had acted sooner.
But some have had surgeries to aid the problem. Reversal as well well as many other options, only to make pain worse, and wished they had just dealt with somewhat manageable epididymitis/sperm granuloma pain.
So in short, some leave it alone and things get worse. Some try to be proactive and things get worse. Some leave it alone and things get better. Some are proactive and things get better.
It really makes it hard to decide how I want to handle this, but ultimately. Healing naturally is the most ideal. I think it is best for me to wait, I am still on antibiotics afterall.
Ive ordered some papaya seed, to reduce sperm blockage perhaps that’s an issue of mine. Anyone else with symptoms similar to mine have good improvement using this method?
Does my description of pain sound like anyone elses? Did it only behave with antibiotics? Or is 1-7 a pain range others deal with, without antibiotics?
If anyone has gotten better or worse with time? Please let me know where you went wrong or right?! (if your situation sounds similar to mine).
I did talk to Dr Daniel in SC today. He sounded like the pro reversal version of my current doctor. Reversal being the only real way in his opinion. It’s hard to trust surgeons for me these days, especially when they get 8k for a days worth of work whether or not things work out for you. Im sure plenty of folks with yacht payments would say the same stuff, but I would love to beleive he is not blowing sunshine up my ass.
It seemed as if he was highly recommended by you guys, and no stranger to pvps. That is a big plus. Anyone have success/horror stories about the guy?
I’d love to hear more input. And once again, thank you all! Idk where Id be without you guys ive only been here a couple of days, and I have learned alot.