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My doctor says when I drop off my sperm sample, transit doesn't matter after collection because they only look for dead sperm. Is that correct?
Almost all the websites I read say to get semen samples to the office/lab within 1 hour of collecting them. But my doctor said it doesn't matter how long it takes to get the sample to them because they only look for dead sperm, which would be present in the sample regardless of whether the sample is fresh or not. Is that true?
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I want a no-scalpel vasectomy. Apparently, the metal wire retainer on my teeth may cause electrical shocks during the procedure. Advice?
I want a no-scalpel vasectomy. I had a consultation appointment over the phone and was told that the doctor may refuse to do the vasectomy based on the electrical shocks my retainer on the back of my teeth might conduct during the procedure. I really would like to have the treatment and don't want to be refused based on the issue, especially since the wire is incredibly thin and small. Any advice? Thank you.
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Is it normal to have a pea-sized lump on your scrotum 2 weeks after vasectomy?
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It's been nearly 2 weeks since my vasectomy. I noticed a small, pea-sized lump on my left scrotum, under one of the cuts. Is this normal?
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Why are my testicles still incredibly sore 11 days after vasectomy?
I had a vasectomy on Feb. 21st. Why are my testicles still incredibly sore, especially on the bottoms? The slightest touch can make me feel nauseous. I followed all the doctor's orders—ice packs, rest, pills, no work for one week, jockstrap, etc. I don’t want to continue taking pills, and they’re not helping anyway. Is this normal? Why exactly do they hurt so bad? Why do I feel it aching all the way up to my stomach? Thank you for your time!
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I'm unable to get an erection 8 days after vasectomy. Is this normal?
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I had a vasectomy 8 days ago. I have no complications, but I'm concerned that I'm not getting an erection. I've never had a problem until now. Is this normal?
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During post-vasectomy ejaculation, why does one testicle feel like it empties and the other doesn't?
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I’m 48. I had a vasectomy 14 years ago. Ever since, when ejaculating, it seems only the right testicle empties and left remains full. I don’t experience any pain. This didn’t happen before the vasectomy. Can you tell me what is going on or what the possible reasons for this are?
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My doctor said to wait six weeks after the vasectomy to have sex. Is that necessary?
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My doctor, who was trained in Germany, told me to wait six weeks after my vasectomy to have sex. Is he just being extra cautious?
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After a vasectomy, is it common to have dull soreness in your right lower abdomen and testicle if you had an inguinal hernia on that same side?
I had a vasectomy two weeks ago. I still have dull soreness on my right lower abdomen and testicle. This is the same side I had an inguinal hernia. Is this common?
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Did my vasectomy fail? Is it possible for one sperm to slip through?
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I had a vasectomy in 2002. I was cleared by the doctor to have sex without risk of being fertile. I have since been divorced. I dated another woman, who is now claiming she is pregnant and cites I'm the only one she has been with. We are in 2019. I have had sex many times without issue. Is it possible that my vasectomy no longer works? Could one sperm have slipped through?
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Is it possible for a vasectomy to reverse naturally after 4 years? What is the rate of this kind of failure?
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Hi, is it possible for a vasectomy to reverse naturally after 4 years? What is the rate of this kind of failure?
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How much is a vasectomy if you pay out-of-pocket and not through insurance?
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I was curious to know how much a vasectomy costs if you pay out-of-pocket and not through insurance.
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Why do I have to wait seven days to have sex after my vasectomy?
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Why do I have to wait seven days to have sex after my vasectomy?
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How long does it take to heal from a hematoma after vasectomy?
After having a vasectomy, I developed a hematoma on the right side. I am on antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. How long does it take to heal?
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How soon after a vasectomy can I ejaculate? Will it be painful?
My wife and I have a very healthy sex life. Would it be harmful to masturbate or have her assist with masturbation a few days after my vasectomy? I have no swelling or pain. I’ve been taking Aleve every 12 hours. The instructions the doc sent home says resume activities when your swelling has gone down. Should I have any concerns with the small incision in the scrotum during masturbation, oral sex, or vaginal sex?
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How do you know whether a vasectomy has failed?
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My husband had a vasectomy 15 years ago before I ever met him. Since then, he found out the doctor who did his surgery was sued for malpractice due to a 95% failure rate. Is there a way to find out, without a sperm test, if his vasectomy has failed too?
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I have a lot of swelling 5 days after vasectomy, and the area is extremely painful to touch. What should I do? Is something wrong?
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I have a lot of swelling 5 days after vasectomy, and the area is extremely painful to touch. A light touch where the tube inside was cut feels like a 1,000-pound impact; it is extremely painful. What should I do? Is something wrong?
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My doctor nicked a vein during the vasectomy procedure. What is the treatment for this?
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My doctor nicked a vein during the vasectomy procedure. The right side is fine, but the left side is twice the size and hard. I had more pain on the left side during the vasectomy. The doctor said it was normal. Now, I have an infection and a little pus is coming out. I'm on antibiotics (500mg levofloxacin 1X a day). How do I treat the pain and swelling I'm having?
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Is it possible to father a child 22 years after a vasectomy?
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I had a vasectomy 22 years ago. My girlfriend recently told me she is pregnant and I am the father. I've already scheduled a semen analysis. Procedure notes indicate a section of vas removed, tied, stapled and burned. I had no problems with my ex-wife. Girlfriend states that on vacation she became pregnant with my child. Odds seem very remote. If the semen analysis comes back with a sperm count of ZERO, does this still mean I could possibly be the father?
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I think my vasectomy incision is infected. Do I need to go to the ER or should I wait until Wednesday when my urologist opens?
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I had a vasectomy about 17 days ago. I recently noticed a lump at the incision site. If I press it, white pus comes out. I also noticed yellow and red drainage in my shorts. There is no fever and I feel very little pain. The bump does seem to be getting smaller as it drains.
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I had a vasectomy about a week ago. I still have significant pain. Is this normal?
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The pain locations are at the base of the shaft of my penis, pinpointed on either side, about where the scrotum and pelvis meet. It comes and goes. I also get pain on either testicle (on the right more often than the left) that feels like something is gently scraping against the testicle on the inside of my scrotum. This is the more significant pain, and can vary from feeling like someone flicked or poked me, to a hit that makes me catch my breath. Is this normal?
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