Vasectomy: Oct 2015
PVPS symptoms began Mar 2016
Amitriptyline alleviated pain for one month then stopped working
NSAIDS, anticonvulsants, no meds worked. Yarrow tea didn’t work.
Relief found only with ice packs (Maxcold, Natural Ice, Igloo) and hand warmers (HotHands) both purchased from Amazon. These two items allowed me to function, keep my job, and my sanity.
Pain would improve then worsen then improve then worsen… this happened about 7 or 8 times in a year.
Abstaining from sexual activity for several weeks seemed to reduce pain some.
Vasectomy Reversal: Mar 2017 at Pur Clinic
First two months after reversal had terrible nerve pain on right side only. Felt like reversal was a terrible mistake.
Months 3 to 5 were good,
Months 5 and 6 big ups and downs in pain on right side only
Month 7 was good
Months 8 through 10 terrible ups and downs on both right and left sides.
Felt like reversal was an even bigger mistake than the vasectomy itself.
Tried every conservative option, which included making my home-made topical formulations.
Steady improvements during Months 11 to 12 post reversal.
A slight two week setback in pain followed by
further improvements during months 13 to 14 post reversal.
(Pain during and after ejaculation is essentially gone now)
Experiencing another two+ week setback in pain at month 15 post reversal.
Update: From months 17 to 27 post reversal things have been steady and good, with only occasional mild pain. Still ups and downs occur but they are very mild.