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A 37-year-old member asked:

are the vas deferens are cut and tied in a transurethral resection of the prostate (turp)?

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Dr. Joe Littlejohn
Urology 26 years experience
No: No, they are not. The change in ejaculatory volume or the absence of ejaculate is related to retrograde ejaculation. After this type of surgery semen enters the bladder instead of being propelled forward during ejaculation. The semen is then evacuated from the bladder with the next void (urination).
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Almost never: Used to be common for some urologists to tie of the vasa deferentia (plural) after open prostate surgery, which was associated with about 2% incidence of epididymitis & when fewer different antibiotics were in existence. Turp is associated with lower incidence of postoperative infection & catheters remain inplace for shorter time compared to open surgery. Thus no need for vasectomy with turp.

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Is it normal to have pelvic pain in the 2nd trimester?

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Yes: I hate to call pain "normal" but it is very common. If the pain is accompanied by vaginal bleeding, you should contact your doctor right away. Some causes of pelvic pain are treatable: such as bladder infections, low back pain, etc. Some seem to be related to pelvic pressure due to vascular congestion or stretching of scar tissue (adhesions) from previous surgeries.
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I have noticed pain in my scrotum and testicle but I do not remember any injury. What should I do?

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How does sex affect the male based on vagina sizes and muscle tone?

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