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Vas Deferens (Definition)

The vas deferens (plural: vasa deferentia), also called ductus deferens (latin: "carrying-away vessel"; plural: ductus deferentes), is part of the male anatomy of many vertebrates; they transport sperm from the epididymis ...Read more


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When can a baby boy be checked for presence of vas deferens? My boy has a CF mutation and a 5t variant known to cause infertility issues

When can a baby boy be checked for presence of vas deferens? My boy has a CF mutation and a 5t variant known to cause infertility issues

Late: First you want to make sure he only has one mutation and not two. But i assume you likely know that already. A pediatric urologist may be able to detect that but usually you would need to wait a few years. It is usually know by physical exam. ...Read more

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My left Vas deferens tube is swollen, right one is skinny. What's the cause, is it life threatening?

My left Vas deferens tube is swollen, right one is skinny. What's the cause, is it life threatening?

No: Nothing you describe is life threatening.Swelling of the vas deferens is usually part of prostatitis and epididymitis.However,you need to be physically examined and not try to self diagnose. Please see your doctor for physical examanation, diagnosis and appropriate treatment.Good luck. ...Read more

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How much of the vas deferens would constitute too much removed, to be able to have a vasectomy reversal?

How much of the vas deferens would constitute too much removed, to be able to have a vasectomy reversal?

Vas reversal: Successful fertility after vas reversal depends on many factors. Length excised is usually not well documented. A more identifiable determinant would be length of time since vasectomy. The greater the number of years, the less the success. At best, the success rate rarely is above 50% (using pregnancy as the determinat of "success"). ...Read more

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I have Varicocele on the left testes, and mild obstructive changes of the right vas deferens what is the steps to solve these problems?

Get checked: Varicocele mild obstructive right vas deferens are male factors for infertility, and would require surgical treatment if they were believed to be causing abnormalities of your semen. The surgical treatment may improve the quality of your semen, but it is unclear if or whether it would increase your chances of conceiving. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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If a man has urine BACK flow of sterile urine into the epidymis and/or vas deferens how is this specific condition diagnosed accurately?

If a man has urine BACK flow  of sterile urine into the epidymis and/or vas deferens how is this specific condition diagnosed accurately?

Experience ...: Despite medical advance, most of healthcare is still based on indirect evidence resulting from continual collection & analysis of accumulated experience; thereby medical professionals offer reasonable explanation and treatment. Likewise, sterile epididymitis has occurred most often in new military recruits in strenuous training. So, pee whenever feeling an urge to pee; don't hold urine at hard... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vas deferens?

See below: The vas deferens (plural: vasa deferentia), also called ductus deferens (latin: "carrying-away vessel"; plural: ductus deferentes), is part of the male anatomy of many vertebrates; they transport sperm from the epididymis in anticipation of ejaculation. ...Read more

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Can there be cancer on the vas deferens?

Very uncommon: Cancers of the testicle are much more common than cancers of the vas deferens. While it is possible it is highly unlikely. Cancers of the testicle can involve the vas deferens by direct extension. ...Read more

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I have what feels like a rough mass around my vas deferens of my left testical. I have noticed slight discomfrt from yesterday. Could it be cancerous?

I have what feels like a rough mass around my vas deferens of my left testical. I have noticed slight discomfrt from yesterday. Could it be cancerous?

Get evaluated.: To be reassuring, what you are describing sounds like an epididymal cyst, a very common, benign, and non-cancerous condition. Masses outside of the testicle itself are rarely malignant. However, i recommend you get an exam to make sure it is not something that may warrant a testicular ultrasound. I applaud your use of testicular self examinations. Continue them to see if you notice any changes. ...Read more

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