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

Answers from doctors (12)


More About Doctor John C. McHugh, MD

Published on Aug 17, 2019

A vasectomy would have no effect on the prostate.

Answered by John C. McHugh, MD (View Profile)

A vasectomy would have no effect on the prostate.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Wayne B. Glazier, MD, FACS

Published on Mar 28, 2016

Yes, the vasectomy can be performed without complication.

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Answered by Wayne B. Glazier, MD, FACS

Yes, the vasectomy can be performed without complication.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Michael J. Karasis, MD

Published on Jul 05, 2015

Vasectomy can be done and no particular complications

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Answered by Michael J. Karasis, MD

Vasectomy can be done and no particular complications

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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

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


Anand M. Dhanda, MD, FACS

Published on Jul 04, 2015

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

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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


More About Doctor Steven K. Sterzer, MD

Published on Jul 03, 2015

Prostate size has no correlation with vasectomy outcomes or complications

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

Prostate size has no correlation with vasectomy outcomes or complications

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Theodore V. Benderev, MD

Published on Jul 03, 2015

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.

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


Neil H. Baum, MD

Published on Jul 03, 2015

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.

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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


Yes it can & no increase in complications.

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

Yes it can & no increase in complications.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Larry I. Lipshultz, MD

Published on Jul 03, 2015

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.

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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


Stephen F. Shaban, MD

Published on Jul 03, 2015

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.

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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


Jeffrey Alan Moody, MD

Published on Jul 03, 2015

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.

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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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