I am 50 years old and understand testicular pain. My pain started in the right testicle in April of 2007. Over a few days, the pain increased to become constant and sometimes throbbing. My only relief was to take Vicodin and lay down. My quality of life had changed dramatically. I went from being very active, able to do physical work and exercise, to not being able to perform simple tasks due to the pain. After several courses of different antibiotics that failed to alleviate the pain, I had surgeries in September of 2007 (Granuloma Removal), November of 2008 (Epididymitis Removal), and February 2010 (2 Cysts, Vas Deferens, and Adhesions Removed). The first two surgeries alleviated the pain for months, but the last surgery alleviated the pain for only two weeks. During my post surgery visit at my Urologists office in March 2010, I asked for a testicle removal as it was the only surgery left that I thought could relieve my pain. I was living a nightmare and just wanted the pain to stop. At this office visit, my Urologist wisely referred me to Dr. Parekattil for a consultation.
I met with Dr. Parekattil and his staff that same month. He and his staff are very professional and completely explained the denervation procedure. After the explanation, both my wife and I realized denervation is a very logical approach to pain elimination-cut the nerves and the pain will stop. On May 3rd, 2010, I went into surgery with my right testicle hurting as usual. When I woke up in recovery, I felt something that I hadn’t felt in months – no testicle pain! The incision site was hurting slightly, as expected, but only required additional pain medication for the first 8 hours. The staff at Shands Hospital was caring, kind, and considerate of my situation.
It is now two weeks since my surgery and the incision site pain/bruising is just about gone. I don’t have any numbness and feel very normal. It is impossible to put into words the depth of gratitude I have for Dr. Parekattil and his staff. His innovative denervation procedure COMPLETELY eliminated my testicle pain without a more invasive surgery. Dr. Parekattil has given me a new life as my perspective on people and life has changed. I am happy, again, about living and want to encourage men who have chronic testicular pain that denervation can be a viable solution. Without hesitation, I recommend visiting Dr. Parekattil.