"Epididymectomy was performed on 10 men with intractable post-vasectomy pain... The vasectomy patients had pain of mean 6 years duration, 6 months-20 years after surgery. In 9 the pain was a constant, dull ache. 5 had unilateral, and 5 bilateral epididymectomy. Only 5 were relieved of pain: 1 subsequently had orchidectomy with symptomatic improvement. The other 4 were offered orchidectomy. There was no obvious association of clinical findings with results... The most common pathological findings in the vasectomy patients were obstruction and dilatation of the efferent and epididymal ducts with interstitial fibrosis, and perineural inflammation and fibrosis around nerves, particularly in the tail of epididymis... Br J Urol. 1991 Oct;68(4):407-13.
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Post-vasectomy Pain Syndrome is a "Black Swan" - an unpredictable and improbable event with significant impact. Arm yourself with knowledge and choose wisely...
(The "Black Swan" concept is not mine. It comes from a book of the same name by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.)