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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

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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Is there a way to detect which side of the vas deferens is blocked?

There is: But you will have to ask your doctor to order the test. ...Read more

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My left vas deferens is a little bigger than my right when I inspect it while laying down but when I stand up it becomes even bigger is it a problem?

Not vas deferens: You can't feel the vas deferens as it is a small diameter tube. You may be feeling the epididymis which lies next to the testicle and can vary somewhat in size from one side to the other. Lastly, dilated veins in the scrotum, benign and called a varicocele, can produce a palpable abnormality that varies in size depending on position. All of these are benign. ...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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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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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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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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If the distal end of the vas deferens is infected, will the epididymis always be inflamed too?

Epididymis: The Vas Deferens forms the epididymis so it would be quite ikely that the latter will get infected with an infection of the former. ...Read more

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When one has vas deferens infection, does the discomfort last the whole day or a few times a day?

Discuss w/ your doc: You have been asking questions about this for several weeks. I don't know if you have had other replies. But this is an extremely unusual situation; I have no idea how one would diagnose an infection limited to the vas deferens; what might cause it (except an STD like gonorrhea or chlamydia, if you had epididymitis); or what discomfort might persist after cure. Discuss w/ the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm suffering from vas deferens blockage with t.b bactiria. Pls suggest any solutions for my problem?

What to do if I'm suffering from vas deferens blockage with t.b bactiria. Pls suggest any solutions for my problem?

Here are some...: If confirmed to be infected with TB bacteria, such a men should be furthered evaluated if he might have pulmonary TB since TB is an airborne disease. Of course, he needs to be properly treated with anti-TB drugs with a timely monitoring. ...Read more

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Are there ways to detect whether the vas deferens near the ampulla is blocked by scars?

Are there ways to detect whether the vas deferens near the ampulla is blocked by scars?

I believe: The development of MR (magnetic resonance) imaging has enabled the visualization of the vas deferens (there are two). The most natural abnormality of a vas is non-development/lack of it. Or, scarring could have resulted from a surgical procedure to cut them blocking sperm movement, i.e. a vasectomy. I'm not sure what the indication is for detecting this, but I'm certain your Urologist can help. ...Read more

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Why is it I can't read about vas deferens infection in the internet? Is there such thing?

Epididymitis?: Re-read reply yesterday. I've never heard of infection limited to the vas deferens and don't know how it could be diagnosed. If you had testicular pain and swelling, maybe it was epididymitis. (Some doctors might describe epididymitis as an infection involving the vas deferens.) If this seems to make sense, read about epididymits. At your age, almost all cases are STDs, chlamydia or gonorrhea. ...Read more

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What can cause vas deferens/epididymis to not work properly after even the infection has recovered?

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What can cause vas deferens/epididymis to not work properly after even the infection has recovered?

Here are some....: Yes, it is possible, but how this concern may apply to personal clinical profile in a sensible way should hinge on the clinical concern such as the issues of infertility, genitourinary symptoms, etc. Note: Our body has a strong healing ability to return its functional state in a great degree, though never be perfect as that at birth since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, ... ...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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Can I request to get my vas deferens blocked by burning rather than getting cut or tied during my vastecomy? If yes how to make sure I communicate this accurately to the doc? Thanks

Can I request to get my vas deferens blocked by burning rather than getting cut or tied during my vastecomy? If yes how to make sure I communicate this accurately to the doc? Thanks

Of course: The urologist can cauterize (burn) the vas enough that
it is scarred....What is the basis of your question??
You need, as is the custom, to submit specimen after 4-5 ejaculations to check absence of sperm!! before you
can have sex without protection ...Read more

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Are the vas deferens are cut and tied in a transurethral resection of the prostate (turp)?

Are the vas deferens are cut and tied in a transurethral resection of the prostate (turp)?

Almost never: Used to be common for some urologists to tie of the vasa deferentia (plural) after open prostate surgery, which was associated with about 2% incidence of epididymitis & when fewer different antibiotics were in existence. Turp is associated with lower incidence of postoperative infection & catheters remain inplace for shorter time compared to open surgery. Thus no need for vasectomy with turp. ...Read more

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Can MRI scan detect if there is any damage part in the vas deferens or whether there is any blockage?

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No, ...: The sensitivity of MRI is not enough to delineate the fine lumen of vas deferens; in fact, it is wasting resource. Besides, it is good idea to know almost all medical care is still based on indirect evidence. For detail of related subjects, go to articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. Best wish... ...Read more

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How much of the vas deferens would constitute too much removed, to be able to have a vasectomy reversal?

Vas reversal: Successful fertility after vas reversal depends on many factors. Length excised is usually not well documented. A more identifiable determinant would be length of time since vasectomy. The greater the number of years, the less the success. At best, the success rate rarely is above 50% (using pregnancy as the determinat of "success"). ...Read more

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After taking paracetamol during vas deferens infection, will the feeling be painless or there will be some pain?

After taking paracetamol during vas deferens infection, will the feeling be painless or there will be some pain?

Hard to say: Paracetamol also called Acitamofen in USA with common brand name Tylenol, is a mild pain reliever. So it depends how bad is the pain, it may relieve pain completely or partialy. It comes in dose of 2 325mgm tablets or two 500mgm tablets called extra strength ...Read more

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My semen analysis report 225 mil/ml, motility 43%, morphology 2%, viability 71%. Is it possible one of my vas deferens is blocked?

My semen analysis report 225 mil/ml, motility 43%, morphology 2%, viability 71%. Is it possible one of my vas deferens is blocked?

Here are some...: The report on semen analysis is fair - still with a good odd to conceive if a timely awaiting egg could be available. No one can say for sure if one of vas deferens is blocked although history may suggest such. Remember: 50% of infertility are from female factors; 30%, from male's; 20%, from both. So, go to be evaluated for both sides, and continue your current effects for conception if.... ...Read more

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If a man has urine BACK flow of sterile urine into the epidymis and/or vas deferens how is this specific condition diagnosed accurately?

If a man has urine BACK flow of sterile urine into the epidymis and/or vas deferens how is this specific condition diagnosed accurately?

Experience. ..: Despite medical advance, most of healthcare is still based on indirect evidence resulting from continual collection & analysis of accumulated experience; thereby medical professionals offer reasonable explanation and treatment. Likewise, sterile epididymitis has occurred most often in new military recruits in strenuous training. So, pee whenever feeling an urge to pee; don't hold urine at hard... ...Read more

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If vas deferens is blocked by scar from an acute infection, can the blockage be unblocked?

If vas deferens is blocked by scar from an acute infection, can the blockage be unblocked?

Here are some....: Yes, it is possible, but how this concern may apply to personal clinical profile in a sensible way should hinge on the clinical concern such as the issues of infertility, genitourinary symptoms, etc. Note: Our body has a strong healing ability to return its functional state in a great degree, though never be perfect as that at birth since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, ... ...Read more

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What kind of infection and its duration will cause scar in vas deferens and permanent blockage?

What kind of infection and its duration will cause scar in vas deferens and permanent blockage?

Here are some...: It is hard to tell because the possible tissue injury and its resultant scar from infection depend on the bacterial virulence, the timing and effectiveness of treatment like antibiotics and/or surgery, and individual healthy and immune defense. So, there is no definitive answer, which is unpredictable and should be individualized. More? Seek evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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Can a swelling of my vas deferens affect the quantity of sperms during ejaculation? Does it also affect erection?

Can a swelling of my vas deferens affect the quantity of sperms during ejaculation? Does it also affect erection?

Not Really: In my 40+ yrs as a urologist, I have not come across a "swollen" vas. There are vascular structures with the vas attached to the testis. Some of these structures get bulky and give impression of swelling. No, it won't affect erection or semen volume!
If in doubt see a local health dept in your town ...Read more

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For people with blocked vas deferens but have normal sperm production, up to how many sperm can be aspirated using PESA?

Need more info: Re: the "Blocked vas deferens. Is the blockage congenital or due to trauma? I think it better to talk to your urologist who is the best person to answer your question. ...Read more

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When can a baby boy be checked for presence of vas deferens? My boy has a CF mutation and a 5t variant known to cause infertility issues

When can a baby boy be checked for presence of vas deferens? My boy has a CF mutation and a 5t variant known to cause infertility issues

Late: First you want to make sure he only has one mutation and not two. But I assume you likely know that already. A pediatric urologist may be able to detect that but usually you would need to wait a few years. It is usually know by physical exam. ...Read more

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How is a backflow of URINE up through the vas deferens into the epidymis causing epidymitis diagnosed? What tools will accurately diagnose this?

Timing is everything: Usually patients with this type of reflux report stinging pain at he end of urination and this can be seen on voiding cystogram but only if it is refluxing at the time of the cystogram/urogram. Often this reflux only occurs occaisionally so it's only seen if reflux occurs during the test. ...Read more

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My left Vas deferens tube is swollen, right one is skinny. What's the cause, is it life threatening?

No: Nothing you describe is life threatening. Swelling of the vas deferens is usually part of prostatitis and epididymitis.However, you need to be physically examined and not try to self diagnose. Please see your doctor for physical examanation, diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Good luck. ...Read more