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Does ductus deferens attach to urethra or prostate gland?

Does ductus deferens attach to urethra or prostate gland?

Prostate: It enters through the prostate. Remember the prostate is like a donut. The donut hole is part of the urethra, called the prostatic urethra. ...Read more

Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more


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A new lump appearednear my left ductus deferens. What could this be?

A new lump appearednear my left ductus deferens. What could this be?

A few things,: But the most likely cause is a epididymal cyst. I'd get it evaluated, especially if it is painful, inflamed, or enlarging. Though there are many causes of lumps in the scrotum, the proximity to vas deferens makes it likely a cyst or spermatocele. I recommend that you see your physician for evaluation, at which point the need for a scrotal ultrasound can be determined. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How to cure urethral prostate glands?

How to cure urethral prostate glands?

Normal anatomy: The prostate gland is a normal part of male anatomy and need not be cured. Perhaps you intended to ask about curing a specific prostate disease? ...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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Can I have most of the vas deferens removed during my vasectomy?

Why?: There is no advantage to removing more vas than a centimeter. It doesn't make it more successful and can increase complications. ...Read more

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Has anybody done surgery to correct a blockage of the vas deferens?

Has anybody done surgery to correct a blockage of the vas deferens?

Yes: Prior vasectomy is a common reason for such surgery with excellent success rates in many patients. Other causes of blocked vas are rare. Epididymal blockage on the other hand is more common from std's and other infections. Surgery to correct this is possible but much lower success rates can be expected. Subspecialty urology would be the best answer for this type problem. ...Read more

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What is purpose of anastomosis between the epididymus and the vas deferens?

What is purpose of anastomosis between the epididymus and the vas deferens?

Fertility: Performed to correct blockage of vas deferens, usually following vasectomy, or epididymal duct. Obstruction to permit passage of sperm. Procedure bypasses obstruction, experts at micro-reconstructive urology believe procure has higher success rate for reanastomosis than vasovasostomy vasectomy reversal. ...Read more

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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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