Swollen testicle after vasectomy

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I had a vasectomy 2 weeks ago. My left testicle is still swollen to at least 3x bigger than normal, my right has returned to normal. I went back to the doctor after week one, he said I had an infection and put me on Celebrex & Levaquin . It's been a week and I still not seeing any improvement . Has anyone gone through this or know anything about it? I would appreciate any suggestions or comments you may have.
I had a vasectomy about 7 days ago-and had swelling for a few days after. Other than that no real issues. BUT after the swelling subsided I now have old man looking loose skin on my scrotum. I'm only 35 and never had to much loose skin before. I'm a bit freaked out over this and want to know if it’s due to the fact that I had swelling that went down and now my skin has to get back to normal AND if that’s the case how long will I look like I'm 75 in the scrotum area.
Now, my research is making me wonder if this diagnosis is correct since hydroceles are not usually accompanied by pain, and I can't find any literature confirming a hydrocele being caused by a vasectomy. My right testicle has always been a bit larger than the left so perhaps they perforated an unknown hydrocel during the no-scalpel procedure? Also, if it's a small hydrocele, why would my left testicle be almost 3x larger?
Besides the acute post-operative pain, swelling, and bruising that we have spoken about, which most men find are very time-limited, fairly trivial, and manageable with ice and Tylenol, I need to tell you about the risk of chronic testicular or epididymal pain after vasectomy. It may be as high as twenty percent or as low as 1 to 2%. Some men find it “troubling”, while others find it to be a “nuisance”.
About a year after the vasectomy I ended up loosing my left testicle after a bad infection. Due to repeated infections in the testicle, the remaining right was not producing enough testosterone. As a result I'm now giving myself monthly testosterone injections to boost the levels. Low testosterone has it's own problems like bone density and muscle loss as well as other problems. Epididymitis and orchitis can be difficult to get under control and can also be the result of other causes.
When I posted this topic in June 2012, I was looking for answers to my condition and in he end, I had to get, what I believe to be, nearly a second vasectomy to fix my problem. After several more moths the lump I had that seemed to be attached to the scar site on my scrotum from the original operation got bigger and than it develop a pimple like growth on the outside surface of the scrotum on the incision site.
(I sometimes feel a slight discomfort in the left testicle as well but that may just be paranoia) It started a few days after sex. The cord running down the back of the testicle seems to be firm and tender. Also the cords that attach to the bottom of the testicle (spermatic cord?) are very firm and appear to be swollen. No burning when urinating, no discharge. There is no swelling in or redness in the scrotum. This morning I started having a pulsing sensation in the same area...
This time the locum sent me to the general surgeon who did the vasectomy. After he had a look I was admitted right away and emergency surgery was performed to remove the hematoma. I spent the next week in the hospital. For the next year there seemed to be a small hole in the left scrotum that never healed. I mentioned this several times. About a year later I was consulting with the regular urologist in regards to a neurogenic bladder.
I am pretty much back to normal except that I have a large hard lump over my right testicle. It kind feels like the vas deferens may be swollen on that side. I have three questions. First, when the vas deferense is cut and cauterized, are both the sides of the separation cauterized? Second, is it possible that the vas deferense below the separation has become clogged and that is causing the swolling? Lastly, is this something I should visit the doctor about?
Then the technician told me she was going to test the left testicle now. She moved the instrument around the swollen purple testicle and all I heard was static and crackling. I knew instantly that something was wrong. After an hour of returning from ultrasound, suddenly, the doctor who was so negligent and carefree entered the room alarmed followed by the director of the hospital, my surgeon (who had driven to the site), and a urologist.
For the past week or so I have experienced pain in my left testicle after lying down for a long period of time. After standing up and walking around the pain noticebly improves. In the last few days I have noticed the pain starting to radiate to my lower left abdomin. I dont seem to have any lumps on my testicles. Does anyone know what this could be? Thanks.
My main symptoms are pain in the left testicle , but not to the touch, just almost constant discomfort comeing from the left testicle, pain in my prostate and rectum area, hurts when I sit and almost feels like I am sitting on a golf ball, I have noticed the last 2 months that I am getting up 2-3 times at night to pee and also my left testicle and epeditimus on the left side throbs within 5 minutes after ejaculating. Does anyone have any idea of what this could be?
I got this same problem a few weeks back after working out... Dull ache in right testicle, groin tenderness, epididymitis, etc. After 2 doctors told me I was fine, I started doing countless hours of research. I've been to a chiropractor 4 times to address pelvic rotation and SI joint issues. The aching disappeared, but I still had a swollen testicle and epididymis. Though I looked and felt aligned, I noticed that my right foot didn't naturally want to stay straight. Instead, it pointed outward.
Upon inspection of the area I found a firm and very painful above and sort of the below the left testicle. The testicle itself feels fine. This swollen and tender area is close to the size of one of the testicles but certainly not the same shape. The pain follows that natural V shape but only on the left side. I went back to the doctor who barely felt it and said he thought I had an infection and prescribed cipro. So I'm confused as to what is infected. The wound is absolutely fine.
I didn't specify that I had a hydrocele BEFORE the vasectomy. In your reply you suggested that it was formed after the vasectomy and that removal of the hydrocele may be helpful. Do you still think it would help to remove it even though I had the hydrocele previously? I also would like to know what are the signs a doctor looks for to know whether the swollen epiditymis is caused by an infection. My doctor would not give me antibiotics because he did not suspect an infection.
I saw a locum doc and was told that this was normal after the vasectomy. The day after my scrotum was the size of a large orange. I saw the locum again. This time she sent me back to the surgeon. As soon as he saw my scrotum he booked the OR and performed emergency surgery to remove the hematoma. After the surgery my left testicle was fixed in the scrotum and felt like it was attatched to the scrotal skin it would no longer move freely.
Hi, I had my left testicle removed after the result of an infection. To start back in 1999 I had a vasectomy to eliminate the chance of furter infextions. I used to end up with epidimitis or orchietis about every 3 to four month. I usually ended you in the hospital for about a week. The day after the vasectomy every thing looked all right, the following day this was not the case. My scrotum swelled up to about the size of a small orange.
It is currently measuring about 5cm across it's largest part, the structures toward the top of the testicle also appear swollen when compared with the other side. The testicle itself is smooth and firm with no lumps. Basically, I'm wondering how long it should take for the testicle to start reducing in size - shouldn't I begin to see an improvement after a few days on the antibiotics ??
Hi, I currently have been experiencing discomfort in my right remaining testicle. After the hernia repair, I have had the problem that the testicle now is situated high in the scrotum. At times it seems like the testicle is compressed resulting in pain. The testicle no longer seems to move freely in the scrotum. When I am cold the testicle retracts high up towards the inguinal canal.
It is currently measuring about 5cm across it's largest part, the structures toward the top of the testicle also appear swollen when compared with the other side. The testicle itself is smooth and firm with no lumps. Basically, I'm wondering how long it should take for the testicle to start reducing in size - shouldn't I begin to see an improvement after a few days on the antibiotics ??
It is currently measuring about 5cm across it's largest part, the structures toward the top of the testicle also appear swollen when compared with the other side. The testicle itself is smooth and firm with no lumps. Basically, I'm wondering how long it should take for the testicle to start reducing in size - shouldn't I begin to see an improvement after a few days on the antibiotics ??
I just had my HSG done last week (after 19 months of ttc). She said the tubes were clear. I was wondering if anyone here has had this done (I ovulate in the next 2 days so my fingers are crossed). I read somewhere that the chances of getting pregnant after an HSG increase significantly. Does anyone here know anything about this or even had this done and had a better success rate?
I haven't had much testicular swelling, just tender and sensitive, but my left spermatic cord seems to be a bit swollen, and my testicles seem to be hanging in sort of a strange way. I want to be able to masturbate again, mostly because since I haven't done it for so long I have been getting erections that won't go away, and it gets sore since my testicles are still tender and sensitive. I just don't know if it's safe to masturbate yet since my 'manhood' seems pretty messed up still.
Several weeks later I got epididymitis to my left testicle (swelling, pain, redness) that got better on its own after about 5 days... I didn't have any problems for several more weeks until just recently when the epididymitis came back with severe swelling, tenderness, pain to the left testicle... I saw the doctor and they did an ultrasound and confirmed epididymitis... The doctor put me on Cipro 500 mg for 3 weeks and it does seem to be getting better...
I had come accross an older article in urology that mentioned males under going a prostatectomy also used to get a vasectomy to stop infections from going into the testicles. In 1999 after my wife and I had three children, I opted for a vasectomy in the hope of puting an end to infections. The vasectomy had complications and I ended up loosing my left testicle in 2000. I nearly died of a Strep B infection.
he told me not to ejaculate 3 or 4 days before the 1st test, then to do the test again 3 days later, and to test it again 3 days after and immediately after having sex. this way he will be able to compare the results. i have no problem getting an erection and feel no pain whatsoever during ejaculation. my dr says that this is the first time he hears of such a case. people who get sperm in their blood experience pain when it comes out and have problems getting an erection, he says.
Hi, I'm sorry to hear about the hematoma. I developed a hematoma after a vasectomy. 2 Days later I had emergency surgery to get the hematoma removed. I had about a year where a small part in the scrotum did not close. A year later I had emergency surgery to have the left testicle removed due to a staph infection. The sooner the hematoma is removed the better the outcome. I sincerely hope that all will go well with you.
hi ive had a swollen right testicle for almost 3 months now i had an ultrasound done and my doctor says it was orchitis but it wasnt really painful isnt orchitis meant to be painful?
I have noticed that what is left of the vas deferens tube on the testicle side gets swollen at these times. After trying antibiotics and pain pills, my urologist wants to remove the epididymis on the right testicle. Does this sound like the right treatment? Any one else have this procedure? Can there be other compliations from this? Any other sites to check out more information? Any information is very much appreciated.
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