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Military medicine

The use of testosterone in the treatment of chronic postvasectomy pain syndrome: case report and review of the literature.


PMID 17615858

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to describe a simple, intellectually reasonable, initial treatment for all subacute and chronic postvasectomy scrotal pains. The use of intramuscular testosterone cypionate in a dose of 400 mg monthly for 3 months is described for patients suffering from painful sperm granuloma at the vasectomy site or in the epididymis, circumventing the need for other medical or surgical approaches. Excellent results have been achieved in patients and a representative case is illustrated. The rationale for this approach based on endocrinological and immunological mechanisms is described.