Ask now
Rated 4.2/5 based on 2 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Vas Deferens Enlarged

Share
Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Pain Management
22 years in practice
22M people helped
1

1
What is the definition or description of: vas deferens?

Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Pain Management
22 years in practice
22M people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified
12 years in practice
825K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified
12 years in practice
825K people helped
Continue
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Board Certified, Radiology
34 years in practice
2M people helped
2

2
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?

Dr. Paxton Daniel
Board Certified, Radiology
34 years in practice
2M people helped

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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified
12 years in practice
825K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified
12 years in practice
825K people helped
Continue
Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
30M people helped
3
Dr. Jesse Mills
Board Certified, Urology
15 years in practice
1M people helped
4

4
Can I have most of the vas deferens removed during my vasectomy?

Dr. Jesse Mills
Board Certified, Urology
15 years in practice
1M people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified
12 years in practice
825K people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
30M people helped
5

5
What is purpose of anastomosis between the epididymus and the vas deferens?

Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
30M people helped

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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
30M people helped
6

6
How long does it take for the vas deferens to reproduce semen after ejaculation?

Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
30M people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Michael Fox
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
29 years in practice
918K people helped
7

7
Has anybody done surgery to correct a blockage of the vas deferens?

Dr. Michael Fox
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
29 years in practice
918K people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
26 years in practice
376K people helped
8

8
Can there be cancer on the vas deferens?

Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
26 years in practice
376K people helped

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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Board Certified, Dentistry
4 years in practice
1M people helped
9
Dr. Julan Crane
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
1M people helped
10

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified,
12 years in practice
825K people helped
Continue
85,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook