Genitourinary Pain And Inflammation pp 201-209

Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Post Vasectomy Pain Syndrome

  • Jeannette M. Potts

Summary

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.

Key Words

Post vasectomy pain syndrome epididymitis sperm granuloma genital pain orchalgia 

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