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any individual encounter continual pain following vasectomy?

January 17th, 2014

Question by wolf39us: anyone knowledge persistent soreness after vasectomy?

I heard it truly is pretty painless and you are going to almost neglect it’s there right after three-4 weeks

any other opinions?

also my doctor mentioned one thing about a response to your own sperm…exactly where a lump is created all around the epidytimis …any person expertise this??

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Response by Paul M
no i heard it hurts fairly a bit. and you are pretty sore for a handful of days. but right after that you are right you dont even notice it. i have 1 buddy who says he has a difficult time ejaculating soon after it, but he is the only one particular i have heard with that difficulty, i am acquiring a single in the fall. excellent luck

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  1. Childfree Wolf
    January 17th, 2014 at 16:48 | #1

    I hang with a lot of child free men. We pretty much all had our vasectomies in our early 20’s. Most of us are in our 40’s and 50’s. I have asked on the behalf of my friends that are seeking vasectomies in the future. Not a single one has ever mentioned any problems in the 20-30 years since we had them.

    However, I have read about problems on YA with more recent surgeries. So that suggests to me that newer techniques have a higher incidence of inflammation. Perhaps the symptoms go away, and nobody remembers them.

    Back in the 1989 when I had mine, they used to just tell us to take Aspirin for the pain. These days I am told that they prescribed Narcotic pain killers. I think perhaps the “old school” aspirin works better as it is an anti-inflammatory.

  2. VasectomyPain.Org
    January 17th, 2014 at 17:28 | #2

    About 15% of men have chronic testicular or scrotal pain after vasectomy according to post-vasectomy surveys in the medical literature. The incidence varies but is too high to recommend the procedure with current techniques. It seems that about 90% of men do fine, however. You just don’t want to be in that other group.

    Vasectomy complications in this ten to fifteen percent (some studies cite lower incidence of 2-6%) can interfere with sexual function or sexual enjoyment. Because this outcome can have a significant impact and affect quality of life, it should be featured on vasectomy consent forms. You can see from this study that pain can not only occur, but can be chronic and between 1 in 30 and 1 in 60 men regret vasectomy due to chronic pain. Whether the incidence is one in a thousand or six percent does not matter if you are the affected patient. If a patient is not made aware of this risk pre-operatively and then develops symptoms, a severe, life altering outcome has occurred with no warning. This is simply wrong, and the incidence of the problem does not excuse this omission. The very nature of the affect of chronic pain on the patient’s quality of life necessitates its inclusion in pre-operative dialogue and on the written consent.

    In this study, (Br J Urol. 1992 Feb;69(2):188-91.) the incidence of chronic testicular pain was reported to be 33%, with about half of these men reporting it to be “troublesome”, and about 5% of patients reported testicular pain related to intercourse. Three of the 179 survey respondents regretted having the vasectomy due to chronic pain. The incidence of regret (1 in 60) for an essentially irreversible procedure seems high and merits mention in the informed consent for this procedure. In fact, this study’s conclusion was, “Prior to vasectomy, all patients should be counseled with regard to the risk of chronic testicular pain.”

    In another study regarding chronic pain, they included a control group and still found a higher incidence of testicular pain following vasectomy. (J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2002 Jul;28(3):142-4.) The numbers were as bad, with 37/101 reporting occasional, “non-troublesome discomfort” (whatever that is) and 10/101 reporting “occasional discomfort which was a nuisance”. In the control group (no vasectomy) these numbers were 21/101 and 3/101 respectively. Of note was the “6% of post-vasectomy patients with pain severe enough to seek medical advice.”

    If you want to see more cases, go to :http://www.medhelp.org/HealthTopics/Vasectomy.html

    There you will see many men writing in to ask desperate questions about post-vasectomy issues. Unfortunately, these stories are all over the web. Google “Post vasectomy pain” and you will get over 100,000 hits – I just did it and got 132,000 hits.

    See my website: www. VasectomyPain.org
    or my articles on http://www.Triond.com under the name Running Brain.

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