How much swelling is normal after a vasectomy?

After a vasectomy, is it normal for it to swell to the size of a baseball on just 1 side?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (4)


Answered by Neil H. Baum, MD

There is a minimal amount of swelling after the vasectomy. A baseball-size swelling is an outlier but is certainly not a rare situation. Remember: "This, too, shall pass!"

Published on Jul 01, 2016

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Answered by Neil H. Baum, MD

There is a minimal amount of swelling after the vasectomy. A baseball-size swelling is an outlier but is certainly not a rare situation. Remember: "This, too, shall pass!"

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Steven K. Sterzer, MD

There is minimal to no swelling after a vasectomy. A baseball-sized swelling indicates either a post-op bleed or there has been a sperm leak resulting in a granuloma. These will usually resolve with time but occasionally requires intervention.

Published on Jun 27, 2016

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

There is minimal to no swelling after a vasectomy. A baseball-sized swelling indicates either a post-op bleed or there has been a sperm leak resulting in a granuloma. These will usually resolve with time but occasionally requires intervention.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Stephen F. Shaban, MD

No, that in abnormal swelling. See your urologist.

Published on Jun 27, 2016

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Answered by Stephen F. Shaban, MD

No, that in abnormal swelling. See your urologist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Ranjith Ramasamy M.D.

No, it is not. Swelling with size of baseball typically indicates a hematoma that can be managed without surgery

Published on Jun 27, 2016

Answered by Ranjith Ramasamy M.D. (View Profile)

No, it is not. Swelling with size of baseball typically indicates a hematoma that can be managed without surgery

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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