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Is it common for long term complications or pain to result from a full epididymectomy? Or is the procedure considered safe?

Is it common for long term complications or pain to result from a full epididymectomy? Or is the procedure considered safe?

Low grade pain.: There should be little problem especially if this is to treat epididymitis. The procedure is safe and no long term complication as usual. There is always a small chance but most of the time people do well. ...Read more

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What happens if you have an epididymectomy, does that make you sterile?

What happens if you have an epididymectomy, does that make you sterile?

Yes - on that side: Removing the epididymis is functionally like having a vasectomy. The pathway and flow of sperm from the testis is interrupted. If both sides are removed then that man would be sterile. ...Read more

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What are the treatments that involve an epididymectomy?

What are the treatments that involve an epididymectomy?

Not sure what u mean: Epididymectomy is a surgical operation to remove the epididymis, which is the organ located posterior to the testicle within the scrotum. It is typically performed by urologists to treat pain, epididimitis, or neoplasms of the epididymis. ...Read more

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What are the chances of losing a testicle during or after epididymectomy surgery?

What are the chances of losing a testicle during or after epididymectomy surgery?

Rare : This a rare but reported complication of epididymal surgery. Please discuss specifically and thoroughly with your surgeon about his particular outcomes when it comes to this surgery. ...Read more

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I am looking for a urologist in California or nearby that can perform epididymectomy. I need this procedure but cant find anyone in my area. Anyone?

Why do you need it ?: Any procedure If medically indicated the doctor (s) will perform. There must be an indication , it s a simple procedure the reason you ' can't find' is may not be indicated, or you are not providing right information or other option go for2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Since a vasectomy isn't 100% at preventing unintended pregnancies would a caudual epididymectomy be more effective?

Since a vasectomy isn't 100% at preventing unintended pregnancies would a caudual epididymectomy be more effective?

Probably not: If you have no sperm in your ejaculate after vasectomy, there is almost no chance of impregnating a female. There is a slight chance of the vas reconnecting after a vas. To be safe you could do a sperm count in a year. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for post vasectomy pain? Spermatocelectomy and epididymectomy. Or vasectomy reversal. Vasectomy in 1996.

What is the most effective treatment for post vasectomy pain? Spermatocelectomy and epididymectomy. 
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vasectomy reversal.

Vasectomy in 1996.

Depends on severity: Usually, we recommend simple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory therapies like Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) to be taken on an as-needed basis. If the pain is constant, make an appointment with the urologist or physician who performed the procedure. They may order an ultrasound to evaluate the anatomy. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Is shaving risk-free?

Not entirely. Use: Good technique. Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after. ...Read more

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What are risks of pad ?

Smoking, Cholesterol: Pad has multiple risk factors. Gender, race, age, and family history are factors which you cannot alter. The biggest risk factor that can be altered is smoking. Other risk factors that can be modified include cholesterol, diabetes, kidney failure, and hypertension. While you cannot control what disease you have, you can control how well they are controlled. ...Read more

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