Can a vasectomy be performed or cause complications on someone with an enlarged prostate?

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Answered by Wayne B. Glazier, MD, FACS

Yes, the vasectomy can be performed without complication.

Published on Mar 28, 2016

Answered by Wayne B. Glazier, MD, FACS (View Profile)

Yes, the vasectomy can be performed without complication.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Michael J. Karasis, MD

Vasectomy can be done and no particular complications

Published on Jul 05, 2015

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Answered by Michael J. Karasis, MD

Vasectomy can be done and no particular complications

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by The Weekend Vasectomy Clinic

Prostate enlargement will not make a vasectomy any more challenging than normal. Since a vasectomy does not affect the testosterone produced by the testicles having a vasectomy will not lead to any change in prostatic enlargement symptoms

Published on Jul 05, 2015

Answered by The Weekend Vasectomy Clinic (View Profile)

Prostate enlargement will not make a vasectomy any more challenging than normal. Since a vasectomy does not affect the testosterone produced by the testicles having a vasectomy will not lead to any change in prostatic enlargement symptoms

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Anand M. Dhanda, MD, FACS

Getting a vasectomy done has no relationship with enlarged prostate, it can be done safely,

Published on Jul 04, 2015

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Answered by Anand M. Dhanda, MD, FACS

Getting a vasectomy done has no relationship with enlarged prostate, it can be done safely,

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Steven K. Sterzer, MD

Prostate size has no correlation with vasectomy outcomes or complications

Published on Jul 03, 2015

Answered by Steven K. Sterzer, MD (View Profile)

Prostate size has no correlation with vasectomy outcomes or complications

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Theodore V. Benderev, MD

A vasectomy can be performed in a man without separate concern for an enlarged prostate. The vasectomy should not cause any prostate problems.
Indeed, if the vasectomy is done by a urologist, as it is standardly done, that same urologist can provide total care for the prostate, should any independent prostate difficulty arise.

Published on Jul 03, 2015

Answered by Theodore V. Benderev, MD (View Profile)

A vasectomy can be performed in a man without separate concern for an enlarged prostate. The vasectomy should not cause any prostate problems.
Indeed, if the vasectomy is done by a urologist, as it is standardly done, that same urologist can provide total care for the prostate, should any independent prostate difficulty arise.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Neil H. Baum, MD

No, a vasectomy has no impact on the prostate gland. The procedure only removes the sperm from the ejaculate or semen. It has no effect on the testosterone level, or any other hormone that affects the prostate gland.

Published on Jul 03, 2015

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Answered by Neil H. Baum, MD

No, a vasectomy has no impact on the prostate gland. The procedure only removes the sperm from the ejaculate or semen. It has no effect on the testosterone level, or any other hormone that affects the prostate gland.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Farhad B. Nowzari, MD, FACS

Yes it can & no increase in complications.

Published on Jul 03, 2015

Answered by Farhad B. Nowzari, MD, FACS (View Profile)

Yes it can & no increase in complications.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Larry I. Lipshultz, MD

There is little substantive data that an obstructed vas has ANY impact on Prostate function. Remember, some men are born with only one vas and they have no reported increased prostate issues.

Published on Jul 03, 2015

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Answered by Larry I. Lipshultz, MD

There is little substantive data that an obstructed vas has ANY impact on Prostate function. Remember, some men are born with only one vas and they have no reported increased prostate issues.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Stephen F. Shaban, MD

Most men over age 45 have some enlargement of the prostate though with variable symptomatology. Vasectomy can easily be done without complications at any age.

Published on Jul 03, 2015

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Answered by Stephen F. Shaban, MD

Most men over age 45 have some enlargement of the prostate though with variable symptomatology. Vasectomy can easily be done without complications at any age.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Jeffrey Alan Moody, MD

Vasectomy can absolutely be done on someone with a large prostate without problems or complications. Fortunately, the prostate is quite 'far' away, anatomically, from where a vasectomy is performed, so there is no issue with either.

Published on Jul 03, 2015

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Answered by Jeffrey Alan Moody, MD

Vasectomy can absolutely be done on someone with a large prostate without problems or complications. Fortunately, the prostate is quite 'far' away, anatomically, from where a vasectomy is performed, so there is no issue with either.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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