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Dave wrote at 2008-12-03 17:44:29
I have the exact same symptoms following my vasectomy!  I was fine for about 3-4 months then one day it started feeling like I received a bee sting on my right testicle post ejaculation.  I informed my Doctor and he simply advised it was likely nothing to be concerned with.  He said to return to his office if the sensation continued.  I have lived with it for over 2 months now and feel I should be doing something more to fix this.

Johan wrote at 2009-05-27 20:55:39
Same exact thing for me. I'm approaching about 10 or 11 months. Started maybe 2 months ago. It's not pain in my case. Just an rather strong, persistant itch pretty much when I get an erection. For sure during intercourse.

Johan wrote at 2009-10-12 19:35:11
Guys and Dr. Leslie,

I have had some resolution to this.

My urologist has been stumped on this all along. However, he treated it like he's treated pain previously. With kenalog injections into the scar. His contention is the kenalog softens the scar tissue, freeing up or allowing the nerve in question to release.

After 3 injections, I have noticed a significant difference. Certainly at least to the point where it's not so bad I HAVE to scratch it. He figured it would take 5-7 injections from the get go to have an impact.

I can tell you he had a difficult time with the side that has the itching and even needed to make two stitches instead of his normal 2.

For what that's worth.

ian wrote at 2013-10-23 09:23:15
If this answer were true, then why do they perform open ended vasectomies ?


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Stephen W. Leslie, MD


Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.


Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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