I had a vasectomy about 1.5 years ago, and am starting to have problems that I believe are an either direct or indirect result of the vasectomy. I am experiencing erectile dysfunction, increased palipitations related to my mitral valve prolapse, dizzyness/hazyness, fatigue, stuttering, forgetfulness, having trouble processing what I see, and random itching. I first though that it may a low testosterone levelI.
"autoimmune diseases? Possibly, with genetic predisposition. For a very few number of men, vasectomy has been known to lead to serious and chronic conditions. There is an extremely small incidence of autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis following vasectomy."
my mother has ms. Now I am thinking that perhaps what I am experiencing is an autoimmune response, and I am very afraid that it will trigger ms. I am 99% sure I will reverse the vasectomy asap.
There is no way of telling if your vasectomy triggered the symnptoms, or if it was a coincidence. The fact that there is ms in your family is more significant -- and obviously your mother didn't have a vsec to trigger hers! My father had ms, and I have now started to show some symptoms, age 40, although it is not a clear dx. The doctors were asking me if i'd had any flu or anything like that in recent months, so I guess there is a feeling that any sort of pressure on the immune system can trigger it. But it seems very unlikely that having the vsec reversed will do any good, if it was surgery then going through it again could make it worse, no?
It has been a while, but I have since been able to find the reason for my problems. Now it may be true that these problems would have been hidden forever if I never got a vasectomy , but with some really frank soul-searching, I did have some of these problems before my vasectomy.
My problems were being caused by two things:
severe sleep apnea: after being tested, I was told that I stopped breathing 170+ times that night (5 hours sleep). Before, I would never wake up with erection, but now when I wear my mask, I wake up with an erection 100%.
Severe allergy to dust mites: it just so happened that I moved into my current home which has wall-to-wall carpeting just before getting my vasectomy. Well, I have not before lived in a home with carpeting, and after getting two sinus infections just a few months apart, my doctor suggested that I might have allergies. He gave me a sample of allegra, and, I kid you not â it may have well have been a sample of viagra. The change was that immediate and that apparent. That prompted me to go to an allergist, and he discovered that I have about as severe an allergy as he has ever seen to dust mite poop.
These days, I have no problems in the bedroom (except for two little children that won't stay out of our bed!). Like I said before, these problems may have been brought to the surface by my vasectomy, but they had to have been there before in some amount. I have to say that I now think that have the vasectomy has made no difference in me physically, and now that I know what my problems actually were, mentally and emotionally as well.