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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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Swollen left side of scrotum. Testicles are normal only the scrotal skin. Itchy. Could it be angeoedema? Could it be life threatening?

Swollen left side of scrotum. Testicles are normal only the scrotal skin. Itchy. Could it be angeoedema? Could it be life threatening?

Need more info: It is hard to give you an exact diagnosis. Angioedema would cause the marked marked swelling, itching can be allergic response or infection. It is important to see your family physician very soon to make the diagnosis and get you better before things get worse.

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My 11 yr old son has a sore, swollen scrotum. Both testicles seem fine, the center area between is swollen, skin around the area is itchy and burns.

My 11 yr old son has a sore, swollen scrotum. Both testicles seem fine, the center area between is swollen, skin around the area is itchy and burns.

? angioedema...: At age 11, the first that comes to my mind is spontaneous twisting of appendages inside scrotum. If the contents inside scrotum are normal by history, palpation, and optional ultrasound, I would consider if he has angioedema of scrotum. Of course, a good history and adequate physical exam would help a diagnosis. If any doubt, see expert timesly. Good luck.

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I have swollen testical after vasectomy. Is this normal? How long does it last?

I have swollen testical after vasectomy. Is this normal? How long does it last?

Swelling: Bleeding can occur after vasectomy, depending on severity it can resolve in a few days to several weeks. Infection or inflammation can occur that may require bed rest, nsaids or antibiotics. Talk to the surgeon, he should be able to help you..

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Husband had hydrocelectomy and vasectomy dec 22. followed all post op instructions- His testicle is huge and full of fluid per ultrasound. Why?

Husband had hydrocelectomy and vasectomy dec 22. followed all post op instructions- His testicle is huge and full of fluid per ultrasound. Why?

Post-op swelling: Considerable post-operative swelling occurs after hydrocelectomy. Scrotal skin is very distensible and allows accumulation of significant swelling especially after hydrocelectomy. It may take up to 6 weeks for swelling to completely resolve.

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What kind of infection would require testicle removal/vasectomy?

Unusual: It is very unusual for an infection of the testicle or epididymis to require removal of the testicle, or orchiectomy. Usually, even the most severe cases will resolve with antibiotics, although some cases can take weeks to fully recover. Good luck!

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Doctors say sometimes vasectomy can cause permanent pains in testicles. How common is this?

Doctors say sometimes vasectomy can cause permanent pains in testicles. How common is this?

Rare complication: Chronic testicular pain is a rare complication after vasectomy. Find a urologist with a lot of experience doing vasectomies and who does open-ended vasectomy. "open-ended" vasectomy, in which the testicular end of the vas is not obstructed, has less risk of causing congestive epididymitis, believed to the most common cause of post-vasectomy pain syndrome.

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Had vasectomy one testicle swelled larger than an avocado req hospital then the other did same months later pain still 13yrs on?

That's a tough one: Is there a tissue abnormality or diagnosis? I'm sure you've been tracking down a reason and haven't found one so it may be a matter of pain conduction. A drug that helps mood called duloxetine (cymbalta) may help the pain. If u don't sleep well make sure that gets covered. If no anatomic answer, then the right meds could change big problem into a small one. Gd luc, maybe better answer coming.

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Can I reduce my testosterone by getting a vasectomy or testicle removal surgery?

Can I reduce my testosterone by getting a vasectomy or testicle removal surgery?

No and yes: Your testosterone will not lower after having a vasectomy but definitely your testosterone will go down after removal of both testes. If you only remove one testis tester one level will remain the same and will not go down as long as the remaining testis is normal.

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Having slight swelling with aching to stabbing pain in my left testicle and into my left side. Could a vasectomy from years ago cause this?

It depends: The area of the testis is subserved by the genital branch of the genitofemoral nerve. Depepnding on the quality of your pain. An evaluation by a physician and a possible diagnostic nerve block of this nerve can help in the diagnosis.

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I got a vasectomy 3 months ago. Developed a hematoma maybe 3 days after, the doctor told me to wait. Now I read I may lose a testicle!! What to do???

I got a vasectomy 3 months ago. Developed a hematoma maybe 3 days after, the doctor told me to wait. Now I read I may lose a testicle!! What to do???

Just wait and see...: Whatever might happen during vasectomy could not be changed so it is most reasonable to just watch and wait to see the "final" resolution of the hematoma and vasectomy site may evolve. Occasionally, a nodule at post-vasectomy site takes months to resolve, but may persist indefinitely. Clinically, whatever the change may be will pose no health concern since one good testis suffices to function...

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32yo male has sudden onset of severe testicular pain. Dime size lump found on front side of left testicle. No other symptoms. Had vasectomy 3 yrs ago.

Here are some...: At 32 after vasectomy, what felt & palpated could be vasectomy- or UTI-related or... Nonetheless, seek evaluation & counseling timely so to deduce right diagnosis for right care by following instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html.

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Husband has dull pain in right testicle when aroused. Had vasectomy 4 months ago. Should he be concerned?

Orchalgia: What you describe may be congestive epididymitis. Anti-inflammatory meds med help. If the pain is mostly post-ejaculatory, it may also be prostatitis. If symptoms do persist, get an exam by the urologist who performed the vasectomy.

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Burning / pinching pain in area of left testicle since vasectomy 6 months ago. Urologist says its nerve irritation - cymbalta (duloxetine) and time. Prognosis?

Burning / pinching pain in area of left testicle since vasectomy 6 months ago. Urologist says its nerve irritation - cymbalta (duloxetine) and time. Prognosis?

Burning Pain: Is indicative of nerve damage, not really nerve irritation. Because of the presence of pain, the nerve is repairing itself. Nerves repair themselves at a rate of 0.5 mm per day. It has been 6 months already and pain is still present. Cannot say whether the pain will continue or not. Usually if there will be improvement, you should see some improvement within three more months.

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Been having testicle pain for four years after vasectomy. Doctor recommending removal of epididymis.. ..will this stop the pain?

Been having testicle pain for four years after vasectomy. Doctor recommending removal of epididymis.. ..will this stop the pain?

For chronic swelling: It may be helpful unless infection has become effiectively treated and infection has not spread from the epididymis into the testicle. The inital therapy should be prolonged antibiotic therapy. Surgery would be a last resort without any guarantee of a pain free life after surgery. I suggest you confer with a urologist.

Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more