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A 34-year-old male asked:

Is it difficult for a urologist to find the vans deferens with varicoceles? i am scheduled to have a vasectomy but am worried about the doctor not being able to locate the vas deferens with all the varicoceles surrounding the area?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
In the hands of an experienced surgeon these structures are easily identified. I would not waste time worrying about this specific issue.
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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Urologists are proficient in being able to localize the vas amidst veins. Yours should too.
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