Possible Causes of Post-Vasectomy Pain Syndrome

It’s often thought that the sole reason for undergoing a vasectomy reversal is to restore fertility and start or grow a family. However, men who have not changed their minds about family planning might still have cause to consult a vasectomy reversal surgeon. The reason is post-vasectomy pain syndrome, which has proven elusive both in terms of definitive diagnosis and treatment. Post-vasectomy pain syndrome is defined as chronic or intermittent scrotal pain that persists for at least three months.

Clinicians are still looking for ways of definitively identifying the possible causes, but it is thought that the chronic pain may have multiple causes. It might be the result of nerve impingement that occurred during the original surgery. For instance, the scrotal and spermatic cord nerve structures may have sustained damage and there may be an issue with the pressure caused by the obstructed vas and epididymis.

If you’ve been suffering from post-vasectomy pain syndrome, you can turn to Dr. Joshua Green at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal for help. Call us at (941) 961-4581 to schedule a consult with our vasectomy reversal surgeon in Sarasota.

A Look at Post-Vasectomy Pain Syndrome

Have you recently had a vasectomy in Sarasota and are struggling with post-surgery pain? Unfortunately, countless men who have a vasectomy experience serious side effects. Indeed, vasectomy pain can make it uncomfortable and even impossible to have sexual intercourse—or even maintain a normal daily life. Vasectomy reversal has been proven to be effective in combating vasectomy pain. Continue reading for a brief look at post-vasectomy pain syndrome, including general symptoms, substantial problems, and available treatments.

General Symptoms

After a vasectomy, men may experience many different kinds of painful or uncomfortable symptoms. Post-vasectomy pain syndrome refers to a broad set of symptoms that account for individual differences but are all still attributable to having a surgical vasectomy. Men will experience pain in their testicles and may also experience pain during erection, in the groin or abdomen, during or after intercourse or orgasm, decreased libido, or decrease in erection. Fortunately, vasectomy reversals can alleviate these symptoms.

Substantial Problems

As Dr. Joshua Green will explain, post-vasectomy pain syndrome is not an uncommon problem. In fact, post-vasectomy pain affects up to 33% of men who have recently undergone a vasectomy. Some men report experiencing pain that is severe enough to substantially impact their quality of life, while others experience more mild symptoms. However, because so many men are affected, it is important to consult with your surgeon at the first sign of trouble.

Available Treatments

Whether chronic or acute, PVPS has been treated with vasectomy reversal. Vasectomy reversal is not successful in completely eliminating all symptoms of PVPS in every case, so it is important to speak with vasectomy reversal surgeons to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery. Vasectomy reversal surgery has proven to be highly effective in reducing or completely eliminating problems associated with PVPS.

If you want to learn more about vasectomy reversal in Sarasota, contact Dr. Green at the Dr. Joshua Green Center for Vasectomy Reversal and Male Infertility . Dr. Green has performed thousands of successful vasectomy reversals and other male infertility procedures. Learn more about your surgical options by calling (941) 961-4581 today.

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