I got a vasectomy 5 weeks ago and both of the lumps have reconnected. One is reconnected to its own vas deferens and the other to the epididymis.

What should be done about this?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by Mark J. Saslawsky, MD - Southaven Office

It's normal for the tubes to come back in contact with each other. I usually find that this is the case when I do reversals. As long as there is an interruption of the tube with intervening scar tissue, sperm cannot find it's way downstream. It is always important to assure the absence of sperm with testing afterward

Published on Feb 07, 2019

Answered by Mark J. Saslawsky, MD - Southaven Office (View Profile)

It's normal for the tubes to come back in contact with each other. I usually find that this is the case when I do reversals. As long as there is an interruption of the tube with intervening scar tissue, sperm cannot find it's way downstream. It is always important to assure the absence of sperm with testing afterward

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

After a vasectomy the two ends of vasectomy have to heal. Usually the body perceives the procedure as trauma and sends in cells to repair. So the area of the two ends may "feel" like they have rejoined in reality it is the normal healing process. As to the feeling that one end of the vas deferens has connected to the epididymis this would be very unusual. There are several structures in the scrotum that you may be feeling in stead of the vas. Possibly re examine your self after a hot shower and you'll probably be able to feel the vasectomy site which is usually represented by an english pea sized knot. The area will be more defined as time progresses as you are still in the early phases of the body's response to the procedure.
I have taken pictures of what I remove of the old vasectomy site and posted on my vasectomy reversal website and you'll see what it is you are feeling if this is of interest to you.
https://gavasectomyreversal.com/2017/02/16/what-does-the-vasectomy-site-look-like-at-the-time-of-a-reversal/

Published on Apr 28, 2017

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

After a vasectomy the two ends of vasectomy have to heal. Usually the body perceives the procedure as trauma and sends in cells to repair. So the area of the two ends may "feel" like they have rejoined in reality it is the normal healing process. As to the feeling that one end of the vas deferens has connected to the epididymis this would be very unusual. There are several structures in the scrotum that you may be feeling in stead of the vas. Possibly re examine your self after a hot shower and you'll probably be able to feel the vasectomy site which is usually represented by an english pea sized knot. The area will be more defined as time progresses as you are still in the early phases of the body's response to the procedure.
I have taken pictures of what I remove of the old vasectomy site and posted on my vasectomy reversal website and you'll see what it is you are feeling if this is of interest to you.
https://gavasectomyreversal.com/2017/02/16/what-does-the-vasectomy-site-look-like-at-the-time-of-a-reversal/

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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