Common Vasectomy Question-What happens to the sperm?

In the picture above one can see the white epididymis transitioning into the vas deferens. Follow the blue arrow. You can see where the vas is cut (red), fulgurated (green) and tied (yellow).

The answer to the question: Two things happen.

There is a blockage after the vasectomy and this cause a mild back pressure. The vas dilates due to this and as a result there is a markedly decreased production of sperm.

The sperm in the vas is also broken down initially into sperm parts and over time eventually becomes a creamy fluid of amorphous debris.

At the time of a vasectomy reversal these changes are seen. A dilated vas on the testicle side of the vasectomy and visual and microscopic changes of the fluid which is released when the vasectomy site is incised.

Fun fact: Only approximately 5-10% of the ejaculate is sperm, the majority is from the prostate so there is very little noticeable change in the volume of the ejaculate after a vasectomy.

Vasectomy reversal and … Luck? You bet!

The surgeon, the interval of time since the vasectomy and …a sperm granuloma. Of the three important factors of a reversal, the quality of the fluid at the time of the reversal involves a bit of luck.

When the tube closest to the testicle is cut, fluid emanates from the cut edge and then is examined. The quality of the fluid is an important factor in the success of the reversal. So…clear or slightly milky fluid with whole sperm has a higher success rate than say creamy fluid and sperm parts. Having a sperm granuloma or testicles that just happened to protect the quality of sperm after a vasectomy, gives the patient a higher success rate.

Having good fluid to work with at the time of a vasectomy reversal is simply…good luck.

I’m reading a book on the the North African campaign during WW2. There were many qualities in a general that were important in their advancement. One of the biggest qualities that aided advancement in rank was the general’s history of good luck.

I’d rather be lucky than good.

A common surgeon’s aphorism.

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Vasectomy? Most common question.

The misconception is that since a vasectomy is performed near the testicles, that it will affect testosterone.

Will a vasectomy affect my sex life?

A vasectomy only removes sperm from the ejaculate. It has no effect on serum testosterone.

So, men will have to come up with another “objection” for taking the “plunge” that is the decision to consent to scheduling the procedure.

Thank you for…for the “Thank you!”

Thank you so very much for allowing us to participate in this happy event!

Vasectomy-One opening or two?

“We make a point to…Cater to Cowards.”

There are two vas deferens…one for each testicle. Some urologists prefer to make two openings on each side of the scrotum to do a vasectomy. No big deal, the openings are small…but they make two of them.

If you had a choice, would you want to be cut once or twice?

Dr. McHugh uses one no scalpel opening in the upper middle of the scrotum the size of a grain of rice. There are no sutures required. We feel one opening is better, quicker, heals sooner, and contributes to decreasing the time to perform the vasectomy.

Dr. McHugh does hundreds of vasectomies a year, over a thousand in his career and makes a point to do everything possible in making your vasectomy a pleasant experience.

Give us a call-we accept most all insurances, offer an “absolutely pain free option” with conscious sedation at minimal additional cost and have an all inclusive fair price for self pay patients.

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It ain’t over…until we say it’s over!

John McHugh M.D.

Once the vasectomy procedure is over and you are well on your way to full recovery, the next important thing to remember is , “No unprotected sex until there is proof there are no residual sperm in the ejaculate.”

Many patients feel that the time from the vasectomy is the factor that influences sterility, however it is the number of ejaculations. It usually requires 20-30 ejaculations to achieve sterility (i.e. no sperm).

You can use in certain cases the test kit available from spermcheck.com, however at Northeast Georgia Urological Associates we personally evaluate each post vasectomy specimen under a microscope at no additional charge.

How your anticipated urologist plans to handle the evaluation of your specimen, the cost if any, how it is done, may be one of the factors that should determine who performs your vasectomy.

We’ve done thousands, we offer conscious sedation (absolutely painless), accept most all insurances and offer fair all inclusive pricing for self pay patients.

Give us a call-we will take good care of you.

Vasectomy consult by TeleHealth? Sure!

Do your consult by video and then the procedure pain free in our surgery center. It’s a no brainer.

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