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How typical is post vasectomy pain?

How typical is post vasectomy pain?

Here are some ...: The degree and pattern of immediate post-vasectomy pain may widely vary & highly depends on personal expectation, pain threshold, and surgical skill. In fact, I have almost never prescribe pain medication after vasectomy. But occasionally, delayed post-vasectomy pain may occur in 5-10%, but usually tolerable to cope with it. Yet, in rare conditions, additional surgery may be required to manage it ...Read more

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Vasectomy (Definition)

Tubes on both sides from testicle to prostate that carry sperm made by testicles are brought out through a small skin puncture in the scrotum and either cut, tied, burned or clamped. Simple procedure, cost effective and usually with minimal side effects. Low failure rate. Clinic procedure, done in office with local anesthetic to skin. Minimal down time. A very ...Read more


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How useful is post-vasectomy sperm retrieval?

How useful is post-vasectomy sperm retrieval?

Why?: Sperm retrieval is a special procedure to micro-surgically procure sperms from testis in men with no sperm in semen from congenital blockage of vas deferens for artificial insemination. But for post-vasectomy infertility, microscopic vasectomy reversal would be more effective and of less cost. So, there is no practical reason to bother with microsurgical sperm retrieval. More? Talk with doc timely. ...Read more

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Could your ejaculate look differently post-vasectomy?

Could your ejaculate look differently post-vasectomy?

No, ...: Generally, you would see any difference in the volume of semen, the ability of erection, and the quality of orgasm. But occasional presence of blood-tinged semen discoloration for a couple of months may occur. So, enjoy post-vasectomy joy of living. But, don't forget practicing healthy low-risk lifestyle with no overindulgence and obsession as foundation of healthcare and key to longevity. ...Read more

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What causes small dark spots in semen about 8 yrs post vasectomy?

Is it blood: is the dark spot blood either way it could be from your prostate you are getting close to the age when the prostate will start bothering you see a urologist might be able to help good luck ...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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11 days post-vasectomy. 2 days ago, developed lasting, cramp-like pain on both sides of lower abdomen. Doesn't seem normal. Help appreciated. ?

Here are some...: At this time, nothing could be done for post-vasectomy-related ache & pain but understanding and accepting to cope with it, that is, time and patience plus judicious use of effective pain killers is the most reasonable way to follow as long as slowly yet surely getting better day by day. If worsening or unbearable, seek timely evaluation & counseling so to see something could be done now. Sorry! ...Read more

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11d post vasectomy. Alternating percocet, Advil (ibuprofen) 400mg, & taking herbal baths (uva ursi, marigold, witch hazel). Is pain/swelling normal for this long?

11d post vasectomy. Alternating percocet, Advil (ibuprofen) 400mg, & taking herbal baths (uva ursi, marigold, witch hazel). Is pain/swelling normal for this long?

Highly variable...: Post-vasectomy pain/swelling varies greatly from virtually painless with no swelling to severely painful with a huge swelling; the degree and frequency of such wide variation seems reflecting surgeons' skill. . Nonetheless, such situation is acceptable as long as improving surely ; slowly day by day. How long does it take to resolve? Occasionally, maybe up to 2-4 weeks. So, wait and see, ; ... ...Read more

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Post bf's vasectomy the dr says ejaculate 12 times afterwards before coming back for only 1 sperm analysis.I thought 20 or more ejaculations was best?

Here are some ...: Taking post-vasectomy precaution against pregnancy is mandatory until semen exam shows no sperm, preferably two times. Despite giving such stern advice, less than 45% of post-vas men followed through this. Among such advices, no two are alike; I told my patients that some 85 % of post-vas men will be sperm-free after 15 ejaculations or in 2 months. At times, it takes 3-6 months to clear the sperms ...Read more

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Why can a vasectomy fail?

Why can a vasectomy fail?

Due to reconnection: The likelihood to have post-vasectomy re-canalization is around 1-5 %; it usually occurs within 6 months after vasectomy, and is caused by microscopic leaks from both cut ends. The lining of vas will then grow and extend from such leaking spots result in its wandering healing process like that to cover the raw surface of an opening of ear-piercing, and finally both ends blindly meet to reconnect. ...Read more

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