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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.

Nov 02, 2018 8:15 AM

I've had post vasectomy pain syndrome for 3 years. I had an epididectomy done last year to my left testicle. That made things worse. This year I had that testicle removed. Now I have nerve/pantom pain. I'm on nortriptyline and tylenol 3 for the pain. I wouldn't recommend a vasectomy but I've also heard good results.

Nov 02, 2018 8:31 AM

I've seen this mentioned a lot, it seems gentle who have a vastectomy with fibromyalgia can experience genital pain.

I'd get a second opinion. Good luck

Take care

Love Hayley x

Nov 02, 2018 6:05 PM

Hi Hayley,

Do you think I could have fibromyalgia? I have extreme lower back and knee pain too.


Nov 03, 2018 12:23 PM

It's hard to say, do you have other symptoms? Please read up on the condition, if you feel like you are experiencing similar symptoms please request to see a specialist.

I thought my knee pain was from osteoarthritis which my GP diagnosed. Following an MRI of my knee my orthopaedic surgeon told me that on top of the osteoarthritis I have significant cartilage damage, he showed me the scan there was barely any cartilage left! Which will require a partial knee repair in a few years. So things are not always what they seem. Take advice from the app but please always speak to a Dr or specialist.

Take care

Love Hayley x

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