This site is a fully referenced, physician written resource about post-vasectomy pain. Chronic pain after vasectomy is the most common vasectomy side effect that can affect quality of life.
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If you develop significant pain symptoms after vasectomy, you may encounter some difficulty getting adequate treatment as the most severe forms of this problem are not common (around 2 to 6% of post-vasectomy patients). Few physicians are using a standard treatment protocol for this known post-operative complication of vasectomy. If you have post-vasectomy pain, seek out a physician with experience in this area if possible. Read the information on this site and review the links which augment the information on this site. Please review the legal disclaimer before using this site.
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Despite the common view that vasectomy is completely safe and has no long-term side effects, several post-vasectomy surveys have confirmed that some men have persistent pain after vasectomy. These contemporary studies are published in peer reviewed medical journals and document this problem in a significant percentage of vasectomized men. While most men have trivial short-term pain, some men have pain that lasts a few months, and up to 15% of men still complain of testicular or other scrotal pain seven months after their vasectomy. (Leslie et al 2007).