How common are complications from vasectomy?

In rare cases, the vas deferens that were cut can grow back together over time. As a result, a man can experience a delayed vasectomy failure and have viable sperm in his semen sample again. Recent research estimates this occurs in 0.05 to 1 percent of all men who undergo vasectomies.

What are the symptoms of a failed vasectomy?

Other Potential Risks

  • bleeding, which is less likely if you have a no-scalpel vasectomy.
  • swelling of the scrotum.
  • bruising.
  • pain.
  • an infection.
  • a lump that forms when sperm leaks from the cut vas deferens, which is called a sperm granuloma.
  • pressure in the testes.

How long does testicle pain last after vasectomy surgery?

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.

How often do vasectomies fail after 5 years?

Researchers estimated that around one in 100 vasectomies would fail within one to five years of surgery. They say those failure rates are similar to those reported in two prior studies on vasectomy failure.

Why do balls hurt after vasectomy?

Conventional vasectomy procedures can sometimes – though very rarely – damage the spermatic cord structure and compress the nerves within due to inflammation, leading to ball pain after vasectomy.

How do you know if you have an infection after a vasectomy?

The first symptoms of an infection are when a patient says they don’t feel well. The first physical sign will be a purulent (bad smelling, yellow) discharge from a poorly healing vasectomy site. Scrotal redness, warmth, and swelling are often present. Fever may or may not an initial sign.

Is it normal for a lump after vasectomy?

Some men get a lump in their scrotum many weeks after the vasectomy. The lump usually goes away on its own. If the lump hurts or doesn’t go away in about six weeks, call your doctor. Pain may develop, caused by a condition called “congestive epididymitis.” It usually goes away on its own.

Can your balls hurt from not releasing?

But when that excess blood stays in the genitals for a long time without being released, that increased blood pressure (the “hypertension” in the medical term) can get painful, leading to an ache in the testicles not-so-fondly known as blue balls.