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Fibromyalgia and vasectomy

Feb 15, 2015 7:25 AM

Anyone who has fibro get a vasectomy? My dr says if I get a vasectomy I have a greater chance of developing chronic pain in my genitals. Any insight or past experiences?

Feb 15, 2015 7:13 PM

Jetpain, I can't answer on a vasectomy, as I'm female. But my dad had prostate surgery for cancer and he's never complained of genital pain. However he did have other side effects, as in impotence. Do your research & get a second opinion. Good luck & God bless.

Feb 15, 2015 10:10 PM

Jetpain, I also am a female but from my personal experience, it may be a possibility. A few yrs ago I had wrist and low back surgery. I healed super slow, had problems with swelling and still have pain in both areas and recent MRI's show same problem exists as prior to surgery. A couple of yrs ago I had bilateral carpal tunnel surgery and thankfully I had a good outcome. My gut tell me that what your dr says is a strong possibility. I think people with fibro and/or autoimmune problems will probably heal slower and different than someone without these diseases so it would be good to know this ahead of time for anything really and then your expectations will be realistic. My hand dr had told me I'd be good as new in 2 weeks but 2 yrs later I still have pain when I use that wrist. Huge bummer!

Jul 08, 2017 5:32 PM

I had a vasectomy in 1977 and had no obvious problems for about 20 years. Then it kicked off and was eventually diagnosed by a urologist. There were many optiond from constant medication through micro surgical denervation (not available in Ireland at the time) all the way to removing both testes.
A second opinion confirmed the diagnosis and I opted for removsl of the right testicle. This however resulted in nerve damage and pain.

It has been controlled well by use of Ixprim for local pain, Neurontin for nerve pain and nerve blocking injections every 4 months. This has worked to an acceptable level for about three years until the lsst injection in June 2017 when all hell broke lose. I am now on Oxycodone as well as the rest and feel like hell.

I hope Vasectomies have improved since then, they were relatively new in Ireland 40 years ago with all the religious nuts protesting outside the building because they also sold condoms.

Dec 19, 2017 6:34 PM

Ever since my vasectomy i have frequent pain sore for a few weeks good for a few, one week it felt like somebody had kicked me hard all day for the whole week.

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