The risk of complications after a vasectomy is very low. Complications may include:
- Bleeding under the skin, which may cause swelling or bruising.
- Infection at the site of the incision. In rare instances, an infection develops inside the scrotum.
- Sperm leaking from a vas deferens into the tissue around it and forming a small lump (sperm granuloma). This condition is usually not painful, and it can be treated with rest and pain medication. Occasionally, surgery may be needed to remove the granuloma.
- Inflammation of the tubes that move sperm from the testicles (congestive epididymitis).
- In rare cases, the vas deferens grows back together (recanalization), and the man becomes fertile again.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 3, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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