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I am putting this here since it has nothing to do with celiac. I was hoping for some advice, since alot of us on here do a lot of research about our own condition. I have been researching non surgical treatments for CPVPS (chronic post vasectomy pain syndrome) for the past 4 years. Last night I found an article describing IM injections of testerone for treating this. I could only find one other reference to this treatment and it described it as an "off lable use" unless there was a testerone deficiency. I will be looking into that since at one time his testerone was on the low end of normal. Here is a link to a little about our situation. He does not want to have any other surgery. I was sad one night and the kind people here helped me out. The original post was from about 6 months ago, but still applicable. He also has sperm granulomas and I'm pretty sure he has sperm antibodies(going to get tested for this too). The treatment described in the article is geared to help relieve pain( in the absence of physical causes like masses etc.), which he believes is caused from inflamation by an autoimmune reaction to the sperm(sperm either leaks out of the end of the vas deferens if an open ended techniquie was used or leaks from an epidimidal blowout thus creating the granuloma. The body sees the sperm as "foreign" and launches an immune reaction). Pain relief is obtained by supressing sperm production (makes a whole lot of sense to me). I'm sure there is nerve damage too contributing to his particular case, but maybe he could get some resoultion from the other aspect. I was wondering, would be innapropriate to try to contact the doctor who is the author of the journal article? I have two possible leads on his location. If it wouldn't be innappropriate, what would I say?

Thanks for listening.

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.ph...=58672&st=0

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If it's from a peer reviewed journal, they usually list the contact author's email address.

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If it's from a peer reviewed journal, they usually list the contact author's email address.

The article does not have this. It is from Military Medicine, Jun 2007. Copyright Association of Military Surgeons of the United States June 2007. From what I can gather the author is/was a colonel in the Army. I did a general search for the name and came up with two leads one in IL and the other in NM.

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The article does not have this. It is from Military Medicine, Jun 2007. Copyright Association of Military Surgeons of the United States June 2007. From what I can gather the author is/was a colonel in the Army. I did a general search for the name and came up with two leads one in IL and the other in NM.

I would not hesitate to try and contact this doctor. If nothing comes of the leads try contacting the editor of the Journal. They will have contact info. I hope he is able to help.

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I would not hesitate to try and contact this doctor. If nothing comes of the leads try contacting the editor of the Journal. They will have contact info. I hope he is able to help.

Thanks. I think the best lead so far is in Clovis, NM. I still don't even know what to say if I contact the office. I don't want to sound stupid. I need a little help with that. Any thoughts? I know it sounds stupid, but I feel a little excited about maybe getting some more information. We really just need someone to help us and so far most doctors don't want to deal/help us. I'ts frustrating, but I know alot of you understand that frustration all to well. Here is a link the article. Maybe I missed something.

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Mil Med. 2007 Jun;172(6):676-9.

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

Pienkos EJ.

Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Landstuhl Army Medical Center, CMR 402, Landstuhl, Germany APO AE 09180.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez

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Mil Med. 2007 Jun;172(6):676-9.

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

Pienkos EJ.

Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Landstuhl Army Medical Center, CMR 402, Landstuhl, Germany APO AE 09180.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez

Thanks. I got all of that. After more digging last night I really think the NM lead is the one to go with. I just don't know what to say and how to present myself. I guess like anything else I have done I'll just wing it. :P

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Woo hoo! I found him! I called an office in NM and was able to leave my name, number and why I was calling with his nurse. Unfortunately he is on vacation until Jan. 4th, but she said she would get him the message and after would call me. I was so nervous my hands were shaking. I am going to take a copy of the article over to the urologist my husband sees locally. Maybe with more information we can coordinate something here. I am actually excited. I probably shouldn't because I don't want to get my hopes up and have a big let down. We have had many of those. Another good thing is my husband has agreed to let me attend his next appointment (I will have lots to say and discuss) and I think he is finaly ready to get some counseling about this with me. So hopefully this is the beginning of something good. :)

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Wow. Nice detecting! Hope he's got some good stuff to say.

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