It must be the vasectomy! Help?

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I would appreciate some advice here. I had a vasectomy about a year ago and have never previously had problems in this area.

the operation was ok and suffered tolerable discomfort for a few weeks.

About 3 months after the operation I had an infection in my testicles, cleared up by antibiotics. The doctor said it was not connected to the vasectomy which I found difficult to believe given I had never had a problem previously.

Six months later an I have been getting swelling in the area below the pubic hair, intermittently soreness, stinging, aching, lancing pain usually when I move about. It is alleviated quite quickly by lying down, hot water bottle on the area. The doc said unconnected to the vasectomy again but when pressed is conceding could be scar tissue?? Any help here appreciated?

quite depressing can't play sport, play properly with the kids, can't run and no answers?

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    If you have never experienced problems in that area prior to you Vasectomy, then I do believe your present problems could well have a direct association with it despite what your doctor says.

    Whilst GP's do tend to have a wide medical knowledge, matters such as these may well require the attention of a Specialist, and for this reason I would suggest that you ask your GP for a referral.

    I only mention this as many years ago I had a similar experience and was forced to take a similar action.

    After the Specialist had diagnosed an internal infection and treated it with antibiotics did the problems finally clear up.

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      Archimedes,

      thanks for the advice, got the latest appointment with GP on Wednesday and will ask for referral. I am lucky enough to have private insurance at work if I stomp up £150 to start the process. Money well spent I reckon now in NHS too slow.

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    It may well be just "one of those things" as your GP seems to be trying to infer. However given the proximity to the vasectomy and the fact it is obviously affecting your quality of life I'd definitely recommend ou ask for a referal to a consultant or the urology department.

    As Archemedes says GP's tend to have a wie medical knowledge but not enough of the in depth specifics...the last GP I saw brought up this site to reference from! Definitely limited knowledge is some areas.

    Hope you get it sorted but please keep us updated either way

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      Thanks for the advice, the specialist is obviously the way forward and will keep this site updated. I was worried it might be a little about wild speculation and old wives tales but it has been great thanks, almost telling me the obvious that you lose sight of sometimes. Got the doc on Wednesday and will ask for a referral!
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    Hi there jimalec48, I find it awful that the medics to tell us that this op is nothing and everything will be great. But never tell us all the various things that go wrong.

    When I first went back to the clinic who did my op and tell them I was in a lot of pain, all they would say was that "I was the only patient who had  ever complained" . It then became one in a thousand with problems, then one in a hundred and only some two years ago one in ten with long term pain and various other problems as well.The professional body of uroligists, say vasectomy problems could be as high as 30% of all patients.

    Why the hell ca`nt they tell us first, but then they hav`nt got there fees by then!!!!!

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      Thanks, yes but I do blame myself, nievely and weirdly loving the attention pre op. I am now referred to a urologist and will post on here after the appointment. Best pain free day in the last 8 weeks today so things are looking up!
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