I had a vasectomy in October 2008 and experienced various types of pains in my groin area soon thereafter. After about two months, the pain developed into a constant “dull ache” in my left groin area. The pain started around the vasectomy site and radiated outward about four inches. I saw Dr. Parekattil in December 2008 and he started to discuss the option of a Neurolysis for the pain. After his exam, we decided to wait and give it time. Over the next few months, the pain really started to bother me and affect my daily quality of life. It was a constant nagging pain that I could not stop thinking about. The original physician that did the vasectomy decided to go back in and remove the clip on the left side of the vasectomy site. We did this, however, after a few more months the pain was still present. I continued to wait and see if time would alleviate the pain. Unfortunately, by December of 2009 the dull ache was still there.
I scheduled the Neurolysis with Dr. Parekattil in January 2010. The procedure went well and after six weeks, the pain was much better. There is a bit of numbness in the left area just above my groin, but no loss of sensation anywhere else. The procedure did lessen the dull ache. It has been about five months since my Neurolysis and I still feel a bit of an ache sometimes in my left side, but not nearly as bad as before the Neurolysis. I am hopeful that as time goes by, the pain will completely dissipate. In regards to Dr. Parekattil, he is an incredibly compassionate man. He really cares about this issue and wants to help as much as possible. He is very available and understands that this is a real issue that affects the quality of your life. If you are experiencing “pain” in your groin from a vasectomy (or any other reason) I strongly urge you to see Dr. Parekattil and to consider a Neurolysis.
Steve, Tampa, Florida