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What tests determine recanalization 5 years post vasectomy?

What tests determine recanalization 5 years post vasectomy?

Here are some...: Recanalization of the vas is suspected by reappearance of sperms in semen after being free of sperms as shown in post-vasectomy semen exam, or by unexpected pregnancy after declared to be sperm-free, & occurs usually within 6 months after vasectomy if happened. Post-vasectomy semen exam is mandatory to declare infertility, but less than 45% of men will follow through this advice until unexpected.. ...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 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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Hematoma post hysterectomy incision?

Hematoma post hysterectomy incision?

What's the question?: Yes it's possible to get a hematoma in a hysterectomy incision. If it's not enlarging, we usually leave it alone. It will "tamponade" itself off and stop growing, then slowly resorb. If it's enlarging, the incision would be opened and explored to tie off the bleeding vessel. ...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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What is post ablation tubal ligation syndrome?

What is post ablation tubal ligation syndrome?

A pain syndrome.: A very small percentage of women will experience a pain syndrome after having a uterine ablation. It is not dangerous but can be very painful. Many women have pain with intercourse. Many women will require hysterectomy to treat this syndrome. ...Read more

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Persistant pain at colostomy removal site post reversal. Had severe peritonitis post op?

Depends: How long ago was your last surgery? Incision site discomfort can sometimes last for a few months after surgery. See your surgeon for an exam. Sometimes hernias can form at the surgery site. Sometimes there can be prolonged skin nerve discomfort in the scar. ...Read more

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Post CABG pts can hav intercourse?

Post CABG pts can hav intercourse?

Sex after CABG: Of course you can have sex after cabg. During the first six weeks or recovery, avoid positions that will put stress on the sternum. Once the wound is healed, a healthy sex life is encouraged. ...Read more

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Post colectomy instructions...Diet, sex, return to work?

Post colectomy instructions...Diet, sex, return to work?

They are: And should have been instructed to you by the surgeon. We all have our own preferences for these things. Depends on how extensive and what portion of colon for diet . But my patients are usually at regular before leaving hospital. ...Read more

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Can tubal ligation decrease your sex drive? I'm 10 years post surgery.

Not likely,: because tubal ligation is a mechanical blockage to prevent migration of ovum from ovary to uterus. It has nothing to do with hormone levels, changes in which can affect libido. ...Read more

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What is a post op seroma ?

What is a post op seroma ?

Fluid Collection: It is normal and expected for tissue fluid to seep into any open space that follows an operation--we call these fluid collections seromas. In time, the fluid is absorbed and replaced by scar tissue. Rarely, this fluid persists, requiring aspiration, or becomes infected, requiring drainage. Bottom line: 99% of the time, no worries. ...Read more

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32 days post op revision rhinoplasty can I smoke pot ?

32 days post op revision rhinoplasty can I smoke pot ?

It's illegal: As it is illegal to smoke per federal law, a conscientious doctor can't recommend marijuana use, especially in a forum like this. Smoking anything is never good for healing. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Recovery/down time post acdf c6/c7? What is the post op recovery like?

Recovery/down time post acdf c6/c7? What is the post op recovery like?

Acdf: Every surgeon has a different Postop protocol. I usually allow my patients to do all normal gentle activity immediately after surgery. I restrict any heavy bending lifting or twisting for six weeks though. Most patients are off of the narcotic pain medication by about two weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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Insomnia. After65 days post surgery?

Insomnia. After65 days post  surgery?

Consult your MD: A lot more needs to be discussed about your new-onset insomnia. There seems to be no chronological correlation between your surgery and insomnia. Please discuss it with your primary md and mention any additional stressors, any new ideas related to prior surgery, any changes in family/environment, any other medical symptoms and any other information that could help md to help you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Bleeding with intercourse 15 year postmenopause post hystrectomy?

Bleeding with intercourse 15 year postmenopause post hystrectomy?

See a doctor: Likely this is okay and is due to a lack of estrogen in the vagina causing atrophy, that is---thinner skin of the vagina that is more sensitive and occasionally bleeds as well. However, any postmenopausal vaginal bleeding needs to be evaluated by a physician to make sure there are no cancerous or precancerous reasons for this. If it is local to the vagina, your doctor may prescribe some estrogen. ...Read more

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What are common post op reactions after nissen fold surgery?

What are common post op reactions after nissen fold surgery?

Many: Most common initially is difficulty swallowing. This is normal and goes away w time. Long term, most pts can not burp, vomit, and have lots if gas/gurgling. This may get better over time (yrs). Don't let this dissuade u from surgery however. Most pts are extremely happy and have great quality of life. Worse the symptoms, better pts feel. ...Read more

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Post partum hypertention?

Post partum hypertention?

Postpartum hypertens: The miracle of pregnancy can sometimes be associated with complications. Hypertension could develop in the third trimester or early postpartum (after delivery) period. This can be treated with medication effectively. Half of women may remain hypertensive longterm, while the other half will return to normal blood pressure. ...Read more

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How long after hammertoe surgery is post op appointment?

Hammer toe surgery: I see my patients in 6-9 days after surgery. If they have any concerns they come in earlier. Some doctors will see their patients at some point longer that a week. If you have concerns ask your doctor about them. ...Read more

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7 months post op hysterectomy abdominal pain?

7 months post op hysterectomy abdominal pain?

Many options: It certainly could be scar tissue, but if it only just started 7 months after surgery, there are plenty of other non-hysterectomy issues that could play a role. Check with your obgyn. ...Read more