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A 42-year-old member asked:

I had a vasectomy four months ago, and it's still sore. my doctor says it's nothing to worry about. is that right?

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Dr. Michael Jones
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 24 years experience
PVPS: There is a phenomenon known as post-vasectomy pain syndrome. Occurs in about 1% of vasectomies. Can be very painful and unrelenting. Treatment, unfortunately, is vasectomy reversal. The good news is, if it's for this purpose, insurance will generally pay for it.
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