34 years male, had a vasectomy a week ago, the left side was quite painful during the op to the point it made me loudly say OW during the procedure. They gave more anaesthetic and carried on. The right side, no issue or pain.
A week on and I am still finding the left side rather painful, there is small swelling above the testicle and its still sore to touch, and aches, especially if i have been on my feet for a bit, which will cause pain when i walk too. I know timescales for healing is different for everyone, but I was hoping that by now I would not feel restricted on my daily activities. I have been fortunate that I have been on leave from work and due back in friday, I have an active job, and really not sure how i will cope with being on my feet for hours and possibly taking a knock to my testicles.
Just wondering really what others experiences are to do with recovery.
I am now nearly 4 months post op. I am currently having a period. Day 1 heavy day 2 heavy and painful day3 light now I have stopped bleeding now I can't believe it. So I'm buzzing hopefully weight loss and small stomach as wellView 14 Replies
I am sorry to say that my experience has been fowl, the operation took 50 mins on the NHS and I think the whole experience was a shock. Before the operation I had a virtually perfect sick record. However, I was too uncomfortable to get back to work for the best part of two weeks. Not the 2 weeks web sites suggest. It's now more than 14 months since I had the surgery and I always feel full and tight in the tesicles. I have libido but too much lingering aching pain after sex puts me off . It is a dreadful hot cold pain aching pain that carries on for a day or two after orgasm and difficult to describe. My sex life down from twice a week to less than once a month. For me it took away the joy of sex. and life
That warm feeling spreading from the groin on coming has gone. I find it very depressing because there seems to be no going back as more intervention appears not to cure these painful problems once started
Maybe I have just been very unlucky but I suspect that I am one a substantial minority
The trouble with medicine and outcomes is that vasectomy looks good on paper. I suspect there are a lot of men privately suffering varying degrees of pain.
I do have an appointment booked with GP. Its about 7 ,months since I had my vasectomy, and still experience pain in the left side, sometimes it does get uncomfortable and sore. What I have noticed too is my penis smells and I often get a small build up of white stuff on the penis head under my foreskin. I wash it every day, but notice it seems to happen once I start urinating, I haven't notice any change of smell when I urinate though. Can infection be caused this long after the procedure?View 1 Replies
The best way about a vasectomy is to NOT have one. Anyone who thinks that they have got away without problems just can not say anything as PVPS can come on at any time until we die I know a friend who is in his mid-seventies and has more pain than in the whole of his life.View 4 Replies
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Hi I am looking for help I have just had my second vasectomy done just 2 weeks ago due to a failed vasectomy the first time. I have 2 large lumps 1 at the incision site and 1 and the opposite end of the incision and they are both causing me a lot of pain which runs down my leg I have seen my doctor but has told me to give it a couple of months but I didn't get any pain like this the first time. Can a second vasectomy increase any chances of side effects or chronic pain.View 1 Replies
I had this stool with bright red blood yesterday and today. I couldn't tell how much blood there is but the water became bright red with 50% visibility (I looked at the stool ). I don't feel any pain and I feel nothing at all on my body. The day before I had the stool with blood, I drank four cups of green tea. I know tea is acidic but I am not sure if this is the cause of it. My urine is fine and without blood.View 1 Replies
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After being all set and really enthusiastic to go get myself a vasectomy and finally get to enjoy no more worries or needing any more birth control, I did a lot of research online and on men's health and forum posts.
The unknown and unpredictable risks of being one of that certain small percentage of all men that will have problems directly from a vasectomy seems too great for the benefits.
A certain percent of all men will get complications and have problems after a vasectomy. As many as 15 percent or more of all vasectomy men can have complications, that's nearly one of every six men with vasectomies !!! The percentage is still being debated but it seems to go higher each year and higher with each new study done. Most seem to be fairly mild problems with fast cures and quick results. But a very small number or smaller percentage have major and long lasting problems. Maybe beginning so many years later that many men will see no connection between later problems in life and his vasectomy done many years or decades earlier.
The cure rate for fixing chronic pain and immune system troubles seems to be very low. Dr.s don't seem able to get any cures to work for the very few men most badly affected by vasectomy complications.
Most men have no big problems at all or just little long term annoyances like slight pain or decreased ejaculation force or intensity that they feel are well worth the birth control results they wanted from a vasectomy. Some have trouble and get cured. The two biggest long term problems with fewer cures are chronic long term pain afterward and immune system problems in men reacting to their own sperm cells.
No one seems to know ahead of time which men will do fine and which men will have big problems from a vasectomy.
Some men have troubles right away and some don't have any troubles until years or even decades later. Some men do great and never have any problems at all.
One big problem a very few men have is from their own sperm trapped and leaking into other unnatural parts of their bodies (body parts not intended to store sperm) every day with no outlet. Then their own immune systems are stuck needing to dissolve and break down hundreds of millions of new sperm produced by a man's testicles every day of his entire life. New daily sperm that all vasectomies totally block from leaving his body at all. His body is forced to break down all that daily production of sperm cells and rid his body of that pent up sperm being manufactured inside his testicles daily.
All sperm have only one half of each man's own genetic materials, the female's egg provides her half of the total chromosomes needed to make a new and unique baby.
All of the cells in a man's body have his full set of chromosomes inside every cell, except his sperms which only have half of his chromosomes. Men's normal body cells are recognized by his own immune system as being his own cells. Sperm have only half of his chromosomes and sperm seem to be seen as invading stranger's cells once they leak into other parts of a man's body after a vasectomy closes the only escape path for all his sperm to leave his body. The pent up sperm leak into the scrotum and get outside of the normally enclosed testicle and vas deferens system that exits his body before a vasectomy. This leaked out and pent up sperm then need to be digested in the scrotum by a man's own immune system to be destroyed and gotten rid of.
It seems for a very few men that the same digestive cells that dispose of pent up sperm inside the scrotum can travel up into and deep inside the two testicles by traveling the same exact exit leaks that the daily production of sperm use to exit out of the testicles. Even vasectomies that completely seal the testicle end of the vas usually form some leaks to relieve the pent up pressure inside the testicle from the never ending production of more sperm daily inside the testicle.
Some men seem to end up being slowly or more quickly castrated as these same immune system digestive cells enter into the deep interior of their two testicles and begin digesting the insides of both testicles and all of the delicate sperm making factories and tissues inside the testicles. Their own immune system digests the inside of their testicles just as it would digest all of the pent up sperms that cannot exit his body after the sperm finish forming and leaving his testicles into the rest of his body.
Long term chronic pain in the testicles after a vasectomy can be a huge problem for some men too. Some have it soon after and some have it years later. No one seems to know why or how to provide a cure for many of these men. It could be obvious pain from having pressure build up from sperm trapped inside the testicles. Or pain from the insides of the testicles and epididymis slowly being destroyed and dissolved by the man's own immune system. Or pain from nerve or tissue damage that occurred during the vasectomy cutting and when closing the ends of the vas.
No one can predict which men will have troubles before they occur.
I'm still holding out for new and better methods of male birth control for myself. Some new ones are in development that sound much better to me.
Just look it up yourselves on line before you take the jump to get your vasectomy. And read men's vasectomy problems on here first and make up your own mind. It sounds like few Dr.s want to tell every patient in detail about these big problems because of the small number of men who will have the biggest long term problems afterward.
But for those unlucky men with major problems there are few cures to get relief or repaired.
10 days ago I had a vasectomy and I felt pretty good over the weekend, recovery has been fairly easy. We were able to have intercourse which at the time helped the minor pain in my testicles. However this weekend I had to chase my son all over the place at our church because he wouldn't stay out of things lol and I was picking up our baby some too. I over did it because now all the pain is back and I'm swelled up... what should I do? There's one particular area that looks agitated because it is a little red and warm (probably from inflammation).View 3 Replies
Has anyone had a reversal?View 1 Replies
i had vasectomy on nhs and it is well worth it. Very little pain during the operation which took about forty minutes,and the following two weeks were uncomfortable but bearable. I considered going private but braved it on nhs and they were brilliant.No regrets at all and dont listen to your so called friends who fill you with horror stories. It's been ten weeks now and feels no different to before.View 10 Replies
As much as I have read about this procedure, I feel somewhat prepared going into my consult visit with the Dr.
I am wondering if there were any questions/discussions anyone feels they should have asked BEFORE the procedure?