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Bleeding, swelling: It is a relatively safe procedure. I use a microscope to protect the reproductive organs and fertility. About 1-5% chance of bleeding, infection. Biggest issue for young, reproductive age men is scar-induced blockage of the sperm ducts leading out of testicle and loss or lowering of sperm counts afterwards. Choose your surgeon wisely. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/18357964. ...Read more
Any reason for concern if 3 and a half weeks after spermatocelectomy there is still swelling and pain on the side from which the cyst was removed?
No: As long as the swelling and pain are trending down, you should be fine. It can take 6-8 weeks to feel "normal" after this procedure. ...Read more
What is the most effective treatment for post vasectomy pain? Spermatocelectomy and epididymectomy.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Currently being considered for coblation nucleoplasty trial (cervical). Contained herniation. I'm in early 20's. Possible long term complications?
Coblation: Understand, these treatments are low (not zero) risk, but for what purpose? Contained herniation means that there is no pressure on the nerves, and the disc is simply not in a "normal" location within the disc space. Study? Fine. These haven't worked except temporarily in the lumbar spine. I would be pessimistic. Maximize mckenzie pt. Not heat/us/tens as they are useless. If no other option, fine. ...Read more
Complete your Q: Incompelete Question..Complication of Untreated which disease?Get a more detailed answer ›
Uterine Rupture: The most common complications are a failed vbac & need for vaginal bypass (c-section). The most serious are uterine dehiscence (separation of the uterine scar) or rupture. This can lead to catastrophic results with hemorrhage, emergency surgery, hysterectomy, and fetal loss. Major point - please vbac in a hospital where your OB can keep you safe and have access to immediate surgery if needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers