Is the vas supposed to be attached to the scrotal skin?

I had a vasectomy a little over a month ago. Now that I am mostly healed I notice the vas deferens are attached to the inside of my scrotal skin. I can feel that the tubes have a lot of tension. Is that okay or are they supposed to be loose and attached to nothing?

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Some physicians attach one end to the scrotal muscular layer

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

Some physicians attach one end to the scrotal muscular layer

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor John C. McHugh, MD

Published on Apr 27, 2019

You may be feeling what is called a "healing ridge." If so, this is normal and will soften with time. If however, you are actually feeling the vas deferens attached to under the surface of the skin, then this is not a normal occurrence and you should have your urologist examine you.

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

You may be feeling what is called a "healing ridge." If so, this is normal and will soften with time. If however, you are actually feeling the vas deferens attached to under the surface of the skin, then this is not a normal occurrence and you should have your urologist examine you.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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