Thickening of scrotal skin after vasectomy - Doctor answers

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For how long will my scrotum skin be darker after getting a vasectomy?

For how long will my scrotum skin be darker after getting a vasectomy?

Few days: Usually resolves in a week or less. See your doctor if it seems to persist for a lot longer or if associated with a lot of swelling. ...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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If I have a vasectomy will fluid build up in my scrotum every time I have an orgasm?

If I have a vasectomy will fluid build up in my scrotum every time I have an orgasm?

No way: Only 10% of the ejaculate (fluid that comes out at orgasm) comes from the testis. Most of it comes from the prostate and seminal vesicle. After the vas is sealed, the production of testicular fluid is decreased. You will always be making sperm but they have nowhere to go and they get reprocessed. Nature is very efficient. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have inguinal vasectomy as I do not want scrotal vasectomy. Thanks?

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Is it possible to have inguinal vasectomy as I do not want scrotal vasectomy. Thanks?

Yes, but...: Technically, vasectomy through the sac has been proved to be much easier for the patient and surgeon with less complications through decades-long experience. If you insist for whatever the reason may be, you will need 2 incisions under general anesthesia / IV sedation, and most of surgeon would hesitate to do it. More on vasectomy? Go to http://formefirst. Com/Aboutvasectomy. Htm. Best wish... ...Read more

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Is there any other type of surgery within the scrotum sac other than a vasectomy and if so what would that be?

Is there any other type of surgery within the scrotum sac other than a vasectomy and if so what would that be?

Three I can think of: One being reversal procedure for the vasectomy; other being orchiectomy--for cancer / trauma / torsion; last being orchipexy--untwisting blood supply to a torsed testicle and 'pinning' it to scrotum so will no twist again. ...Read more

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Had vasectomy a week ago, everything fine until 2 days ago when I started feeling localized pain above my scrotum near my groin. Cause for concern?

Had vasectomy a week ago, everything fine until 2 days ago when I started feeling localized pain above my scrotum near my groin. Cause for concern?

Scrotal pain: Is it at site of surgery? It is not uncommon to have pain after surgery. If it does not go away in a week then it should be examined. ...Read more

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Scrotal hematoma after vasectomy! What is that?

Scrotal hematoma after vasectomy! What is that?

Rare: This is a rare complication <1%. Can be sudden and painful occuring in the first few days. You get +++swelling. Many urologists will suggest surgical drainage to speed up recovery, but waiting for your body to absorb the blood is an option too... Though you might get frustrated with this. Take it easy and use ice for the first few days after vasectomy to decrease the risk. ...Read more

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I had a vasectomy on Friday evening, I walked around for about an hour or so today, my scrotum has now swollen up, is this normal? Many thanks

I had a vasectomy on Friday evening, I walked around for about an hour or so today, my scrotum has now swollen up, is this normal? Many thanks

Here are some...: The degree of bruise and swelling reflect personal nature of tissue reaction and professional proficiency. In general, post-surgical effect after uneventful vasectomy should maximize in 2-3 days; afterward, it should fade slowly. As long as following such a common path of evolution & resolution, time & patience are the "best medicine" to apply. More? Ask surgeon. ...Read more

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Fistula between spermatic cord and scrotum is possible via vasectomy only? Can it develop in normal men? Is it easy to develop?

Fistula between spermatic cord and scrotum is possible via vasectomy only? Can it develop in normal men? Is it easy to develop?

Unclear?: Spermatic cord encompasses vas deferens & its related blood vessels, nerve, muscles, & soft tissues and emerges from abdomen through internal inguinal ring & canal out of external inguinal ring into the scrotum. The only clinical event of leaking after vasectomy is its incomplete sealed-off leading to sperm granuloma and reconnection, but still well encapsulated as a nodule with variable pain... ...Read more

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I'm getting a vasectomy. Is the anaesthetic injected into my scrotum very painful? Can I insist on general anaesthetic? Can long term pain result? Thx

I'm getting a vasectomy. Is the anaesthetic injected into my scrotum very painful? Can I insist on general anaesthetic? Can long term pain result? Thx

Mild: All local anesthetic causes some mild burning for a few seconds before the numbness sets in. It certainly is possible to have the procedure under general anesthetic, however your insurance company may object as the cost is considerably higher than an office procedure ...Read more

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Scrotal hematoma? S/P vasectomy 11th day. How large is to large and when should I be worried. Right now it's about the size of a pecan there is no pa

Keep it up: Best thing to do is to ask the doctor who did the Procedure. In the meantime, put a towel across your thighs so your scrotum is elevated. That will make the swelling go away faster. ...Read more

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I have a scrotal hematoma after vasectomy what's the best treatment doesn't hurt just uncomfortable was done on the 14 when can I take anti inflammato?

I have a scrotal hematoma after vasectomy what's the best treatment doesn't hurt just uncomfortable was done on the 14 when can I take anti inflammato?

Here are some...: The most reasonable course of care at this time after vasectomy is leaving it alone as long as getting better in pain and hardness week by week. Meanwhile applying scrotal support in standing and elevating scrotum in lying position so to ease discomfort and enhance subsiding swelling. More? Ask your doctor timely. ...Read more

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Is it normal for testicle pain 2 weeks after a vasectomy? Could that be associated with a scrotal hematoma?

Possible: In general, It is possible to have to testicular pain two weeks after a vasectomy. If it does not seem to be getting better it would seem prudent to follow up with the physician who did the procedure. ...Read more

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I had a vasectomy last Thursday and have developed a scrotal hematoma. I have been experiencing upper abdominal pain and diarrhea. From procedure?

I had a vasectomy last Thursday and have developed a scrotal hematoma. I have been experiencing upper abdominal pain and diarrhea. From procedure?

WHY?: Why are you on the internet? You need to be at the clinic or at the Dr NOW. Have you called the Dr who did the procedure? ...Read more

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How can you avoid getting a head cold after vasectomy?

How can you avoid getting a head cold after vasectomy?

See below: Having a vasectomy has no effect one way or the other re: getting a cold. Avoid touching your nose or mouth. Wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently and before touching nose or mouth. Avoid being close to or having contact with persons who are sick with a cold. Avoid large crowds. Stay well nourished, in good shape and generally healthy (do not smoke/ do not drink to excess/get enough sleep. ...Read more

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I recently had a vasectomy and after I was icing my genitalia and a few days after the skin on tip of penis started pealing leaving extreme pain, raw?

I recently had a vasectomy and after I was icing my genitalia and a few days after the skin on tip of penis started pealing leaving extreme pain, raw?

Frostbite vs. Drugs: If, when you iced your scrotum, you accidentally allowed the head of the penis to come directly in contact with the ice, you may have caused a 1st degree "burn". This would, like a sunburn, lead to peeling and rawness.
However, sometimes when you are on new meds you can have a reaction that can cause skin peeling, though usually not so specific. Apply antibiotic ointment; urologist if not better. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have black skin on scrotum?

Is it normal to have black skin on scrotum?

Yes. ..: Darker color on scrotal skin is normal because genital area is sex hormonal sensitive so its color undergoes its natural change from childhood to puberty/adolescence to adulthood just like similar change in female genital region and areola of breasts throughout life and during pregnancy. So, what you noticed is normal. If still in doubt, ask Doc timely. ...Read more

Scrotum (Definition)

Sac below penis that holds testicles ...Read more