Chronic Epididymitis

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MamaWeasel Sun 07-Jul-19 20:39:19


My husband was diagnosed with Chronic Epididymitis about 18 months ago. The doctors say that this was a result of his vasectomy almost 20 years ago. He has managed to wean himself off a raft of painkilling drugs (tramadol, naproxen, amitryptyline) and now his day to day pain (agony!) has reduced significantly.

He feels ready to resume our sex life, and with this in mind we started out by taking a shower together and trying some kissing and very gentle mutual touching. This was going well, and there was no problem gaining an erection, until his testicles contracted (I think this happens as part of arousal?) which was very painful for him.

Has anyone suffered from this? Do you have any ideas how we can address this pain?

Thank you for reading if you got this far!

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Tricuspid Mon 08-Jul-19 21:48:29

I've had this a few times in the last few years, and it's absolutely awful. Can't imagine what it must be like to live with for your husband. Like him I had a vasectomy about 15 years ago. Sorry, no handy tips to offer, just sympathy.

MamaWeasel Tue 09-Jul-19 08:33:19

Thank you @tricuspid

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maggie1862 Tue 09-Jul-19 10:00:22

my DH changed his underwear to close fitting boxer shorts with some clever elastic support in , termed training which have seemed to help .

MamaWeasel Tue 09-Jul-19 15:22:17

Thank you @maggie1862, he wears close fitting briefs ☺

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MarieG10 Tue 09-Jul-19 17:15:11

Funny how common this is. DH wouldn't have a vasectomy as a couple of his friends/colleagues had similar after vasectomies and were fairly poorly

MamaWeasel Tue 09-Jul-19 17:49:12

Yes indeed, apparently it's very common indeed many years down the line. 😔

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Harrybaws Wed 11-Sep-19 09:57:28

I thought I had this for years (it’s vomit inducing pain!) until a very knowledgeable doctor examined me and diagnosed me with a varicose vein at the epididymis. I wear tight underwear, even in bed and any time I don’t, it reappears. Knowing this changed my life!

MamaWeasel Tue 24-Sep-19 19:25:04

Thank you Harrybaws smile

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MarieG10 Wed 25-Sep-19 07:45:02

Gosh sounds really awful. Can't help but my DH refused to have a vasectomy because of some examples of friends and colleagues that had some problems afterwards which sound similar to really awful and I don't feel able to force the issue in case he suffers like this and I will feel responsible

Contraception can be a right pain although I'm happy with the Mirena and not having periods currently

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