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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
Here are some...: This procedure is an open surgery to remove sperm-containing cyst(s) originating in the head part of epididymis through a scrotal incision under appropriate anesthesia. Postoperative course is usually well tolerated with minimal need for pain medication as long as being counseled with realistic expectation realizing no painless postoperative course. More? Contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
Risk factors: 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