Genitourinary Pain And Inflammation

Part of the series Current Clinical Urology pp 201-209

Post Vasectomy Pain Syndrome

  • Jeannette M. Potts

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Although the prevalence of post vasectomy pain syndrome is unknown, it is certain that the incidence of this uncommon complication will increase because of the continued popularity of vasectomy as a highly effective and economic means of contraception. This chapter covers the evaluation of and treatment options available for the sequelae of symptoms associated with post vasectomy pain syndrome and its complications. Therapeutic options are based on expert opinion and the compassionate creativity of specialists. Evidence-based treatments are not available, in part, because the exact cause of this debilitating disorder is, as yet, unconfirmed.

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