I started having post-ejaculation pain 3 months after my vasectomy and have penis sensitivity. Could this be nerve damage? Would a reversal help?

I had a vasectomy and 3 months later started having problems with post-ejaculation pain. It is a sharp spasm that shoots up the side of my lower abdomen. The location, I would say, is the right and left side of my pubic area. As silly as it sounds, when my testicles move upward, I get a horrible high sensitivity sensation in my penis, like the feeling you get when you're about to urinate. I've had this now for more than 15 months. Could this be nerve damage? Would a reversal help?

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Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

It is very unlikely for nerve damage to be associated with a vasectomy. It is possible but unlikely that your symptoms are related to the vasectomy. More likely, you are having prostatitis-type symptoms. Stress also can cause over-reactive retraction of the testicles. I'd recommend seeing your urologist for an exam to exclude both, any relationship to the procedure or prostatitis.

Published on Jul 09, 2019

Answered by John C. McHugh, MD (View Profile)

It is very unlikely for nerve damage to be associated with a vasectomy. It is possible but unlikely that your symptoms are related to the vasectomy. More likely, you are having prostatitis-type symptoms. Stress also can cause over-reactive retraction of the testicles. I'd recommend seeing your urologist for an exam to exclude both, any relationship to the procedure or prostatitis.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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