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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?
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
Wanted to know if anyone has had experience with an epididymectomy for chronic epididymitis or for post vasectomy problems?
Yes, . ..: For intractable pain with identifiable tenderness and induration in epididymis, epididymectomy can be done for pain relief after properly counseled and examined with realistic expectation. For post-vasectomy pain, vasectomy reversal has been proposed to effectively relive its pain for many. More? Contact me at www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. Best wish to health... ...Read more
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
What is the most effective treatment for post vasectomy pain? Spermatocelectomy and epididymectomy. Or 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
Mostly: If you use clean shavers and stick to your own without borrowing them, it is pretty much safe. There is a risk in those with very curly hair that close shaving may cause the hair to grow into the skin causing focal pustules and diffuse acne. There is no harm in having the hairs cut off by shaving except perhaps under the taliban. ...Read more
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
You can die: You can also get HIV or hepatitis C. You can become addicted to one or both drugs. The addiction, or just the bad company you are keeping, will turn you into a jackass and the people who once loved you will discard you. Why do you ask? I think you already knew. Do you care? Please don't go this route. ...Read more
Per the World Health Organization: "
A risk factor is any attribute, characteristic or exposure of an individual that increases the likelihood of developing a disease or injury." Risk factors that are not modifiable might be your race, your sex, your age. See: http://www. Who. Int/topics/risk_factors/en/ ...Read more
Injury: Injuries -- mainly motor vehicle -- are the most likely cause of death among young adults. Many injuries are preventable, though, by not mixing drinking and driving, wearing your seat belt, and driving within the speed limit. ...Read more
Minor and safe: Significant risks are very uncommon: infection, allergic reactions, and uterine perforation estimated at much less than 1% and I personally have never seen in 20 years. Small bleeding afterwards and cramping are fairly common, taking Ibuprofen an hour before the procedure is effective for most women. X-ray exposure is negligible and safe within established limits. ...Read more
Can stop breathing: The epiglottis is a tissue structure in the back of the throat that overlies the vocal cords. If infected (usually h. Flu bacteria or virus), it can become inflamed, swell up, and even stop breathing. Small children are at worst risk because their airways are small. In rare cases, it can cause death. If anyone feels that his/her throat is swelling, this is a reason to seek emergency treatment. ...Read more
GI distress/aspirate: Perhaps someone more qualified can chime in (any radiologists here?), but the risks of a modified barium swallow are primarily cramping and nausea. Of course, if the barium "goes down the wrong tube, " you can aspirate, which can be life-threatening (though medical professionals are acutely aware of this risk and trained to identify and treat it swiftly). ...Read more