Where does the lower part of the vas deferens end up after vasectomy?

Does it fall down or stay put in the spermatic cord?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

At the time of a vasectomy, a small segment of the vas deferens is removed. Then various methods are used to occlude the severed ends. The method used depends on the urologist but can be fulguration, clips, or suture ligation. The area of the vasectomy then is viewed by the body as having been traumatized and so just as with any other injury, the body sends in cells to begin the healing. This is felt by the patient to be a small knot, usually the size of an English pea. It is at this exact point where the two ends of the vas are. So the lower end of the vas essentially stays about right where it was and specifically at the lower end of the transected site.

Published on Mar 27, 2017

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

At the time of a vasectomy, a small segment of the vas deferens is removed. Then various methods are used to occlude the severed ends. The method used depends on the urologist but can be fulguration, clips, or suture ligation. The area of the vasectomy then is viewed by the body as having been traumatized and so just as with any other injury, the body sends in cells to begin the healing. This is felt by the patient to be a small knot, usually the size of an English pea. It is at this exact point where the two ends of the vas are. So the lower end of the vas essentially stays about right where it was and specifically at the lower end of the transected site.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Theodore V. Benderev, MD

Upon completion of a vasectomy by most doctors, both ends of the vas deferens will return to or near the spermatic cord.

Published on Mar 20, 2017

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

Upon completion of a vasectomy by most doctors, both ends of the vas deferens will return to or near the spermatic cord.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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