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What is the definition or description of: vas deferens?

What is the definition or description of: vas deferens?

See below: The vas deferens (plural: vasa deferentia), also called ductus deferens (latin: "carrying-away vessel"; plural: ductus deferentes), is part of the male anatomy of many vertebrates; they transport sperm from the epididymis in anticipation of ejaculation. ...Read more

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Vas Deferens (Definition)

The vas deferens (plural: vasa deferentia), also called ductus deferens (latin: "carrying-away vessel"; plural: ductus deferentes), is part of the male anatomy of many vertebrates; they transport sperm from the epididymis ...Read more


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Can I have most of the vas deferens removed during my vasectomy?

Can I have most of the vas deferens removed during my vasectomy?

Why?: There is no advantage to removing more vas than a centimeter. It doesn't make it more successful and can increase complications. ...Read more

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What is purpose of anastomosis between the epididymus and the vas deferens?

Fertility: Performed to correct blockage of vas deferens, usually following vasectomy, or epididymal duct. Obstruction to permit passage of sperm. Procedure bypasses obstruction, experts at micro-reconstructive urology believe procure has higher success rate for reanastomosis than vasovasostomy vasectomy reversal. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the vas deferens to reproduce semen after ejaculation?

How long does it take for the vas deferens to reproduce semen after ejaculation?

Vas deferens is duct: Sperm is produced in the testis, they pass into the vas (1) via the epididymis ; thence to the ejaculatory duct. Most of your semen is produced in the prostate gland (3) ; seminal vesicles (2). Some men are able to ejaculate a second time 15 - 30 minutes after the first. Men tend to produce less semen as they age ; thus take longer before they can ejaculate again. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Can there be cancer on the vas deferens?

Very uncommon: Cancers of the testicle are much more common than cancers of the vas deferens. While it is possible it is highly unlikely. Cancers of the testicle can involve the vas deferens by direct extension. ...Read more

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Has anybody done surgery to correct a blockage of the vas deferens?

Has anybody done surgery to correct a blockage of the vas deferens?

Yes: Prior vasectomy is a common reason for such surgery with excellent success rates in many patients. Other causes of blocked vas are rare. Epididymal blockage on the other hand is more common from std's and other infections. Surgery to correct this is possible but much lower success rates can be expected. Subspecialty urology would be the best answer for this type problem. ...Read more

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I have what feels like a rough mass around my vas deferens of my left testical. I have noticed slight discomfrt from yesterday. Could it be cancerous?

I have what feels like a rough mass around my vas deferens of my left testical. I have noticed slight discomfrt from yesterday. Could it be cancerous?

Get evaluated.: To be reassuring, what you are describing sounds like an epididymal cyst, a very common, benign, and non-cancerous condition. Masses outside of the testicle itself are rarely malignant. However, i recommend you get an exam to make sure it is not something that may warrant a testicular ultrasound. I applaud your use of testicular self examinations. Continue them to see if you notice any changes. ...Read more

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