Questions and answers

How long does it take for a sperm granuloma to go away?

How long does it take for a sperm granuloma to go away?

The pains are usually of modest intensity but can last from months to a year. Almost half of them granulomas are without symptoms. Their incidence after vasectomy ranges between 5% and 97% depending on the type of surgery; they occur most often after open ended vasectomy and least often after electrocoagulation.

How long does testicular swelling last after vasectomy?

Your doctor cut and tied or sealed the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the penis (the vas deferens). You may have some pain in your groin for 1 week after the surgery. Your scrotum may be bruised and swollen. This will go away in 1 to 2 weeks.

Will epididymitis go away after vasectomy?

After a vasectomy, it is common to have discomfort and swelling for up to 2 weeks. If your symptoms persist beyond this time, or if pain is severe/uncontrolled along with urinary symptoms it may indicated epididymitis. Epidymitis is not common after a vasectomy, but it can happen. Luckily, treatment is available.

Will a sperm granuloma go away?

A granuloma is not cancerous or life-threatening. It may be painful and can be treated using over-the-counter anti-inflammatory /pain medication. If it causes unbearable discomfort, it may need to be surgically removed. However, they generally heal by themselves.

Why is my left testicle swollen and painful after vasectomy?

When a man has a vasectomy, sperm can still flow from the epididymis to the vas deferens, but becomes backed up because the vas deferens has been cut. In some men, this can cause inflammation of the gland, or epididymitis. Symptoms associated with the condition include pain and swelling.

How do I know if my vasectomy failed?

You can test your status at home with SpermCheck, an over-the-counter male fertility test. It’ll let you know if you’re sterile and can ditch the birth control. There are rare cases when the doctor misses the vas deferens during a vasectomy.