Will Ligation Cause Epididymitis? Beware of The Sequelae!

Date:2023-08-24 click:0

Ligation is a common method of contraception that many people undergo to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Male ligation surgery involves cutting off the vas deferens bilaterally to disrupt the continuity of the vas deferens and prevent sperm from being transported, thus effectively preventing the sperm from combining with the eggs and preventing unwanted pregnancies. Male ligation surgery, once popular in the 1980s and 1990s, is one of the methods of permanent male sterilization.


However, everything should be viewed objectively and not just reported as good news. Male vasectomy sterilization is not just a minor surgery as advocated by birth control personnel or some medical institutions, nor is it completely free of any sequelae!

Can ligation cause epididymitis in men?

After a man has undergone vasectomy sterilization, the sperm and epididymal fluid secreted by the testicles and epididymis cannot be discharged and thus will accumulate in the epididymal area. Then some patients may experience swelling and discomfort. For relatively mild epididymal stasis, medication can be used to help improve the situation. 

If the symptoms are more serious and affect patients’ life and work, surgical reopening to rewire the vas deferens and restore epididymal mobility may be required to alleviate the symptoms.

In addition to greatly increasing the risk of prostate cancer, male ligation has the probability, even greater than 10%, to cause various comprehensive complications. Men who have been ligated for five and more years have an even more dramatic increase in complications, including stasis, hematomas and infections of the epididymis, epididymitis, severe hypogonadism, etc. 

Men who have been ligated for many years also have many cases of increasing pressure in the epididymis and vas deferens due to the inability to absorb sperm by themselves promptly, which can affect epididymal function.

That is to say, male ligation can cause epididymitis. In addition, there are some serious sequelae as follows after male ligation surgery:

1. Painful nodule: a very common after-effect of male ligation, which is manifested by pain during sex. It makes the patient completely lose the pleasure of sex.

2. Testicular stasis: Although doctors say that stasis can be absorbed by themselves, the fact is that some people cannot absorb it or can only absorb up to 20%, thus causing several sequelae. In serious cases, patients may even lose their labor force due to the long years of swelling and pain.

3. Testicular atrophy: Testicular atrophy means degeneration of male sexual symptoms, low sexual ability, and even becoming the cause of testicular cancer!

4. Long-term chronic epididymitis: people suffering from this will be in pain for years, and the money spent to cure it is a bottomless pit! Some people even choose to have their entire epididymis and testicles removed due to the excruciating pain.

Men must be careful with ligation, because it is prone to various sequelae such as epididymitis, and the success rate of ligation recanalization surgery is generally low. If you want to have children again, or if you want to alleviate the symptoms of epididymal stasis through recanalization surgery, it will be more complicated, and the risk of failure will also be high. Therefore, it is advisable to think twice about using other measures to solve the problem if contraception is needed.

If the patient has already undergone ligation surgery and is experiencing symptoms of epididymal stasis, he may also consider taking Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill to invigorate blood circulation, eliminate blood stasis, run qi, and relieve pain. 

Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill is a nationally patented traditional Chinese medicine specializing in treating male genitourinary system diseases. It can play a good role in sterilization, anti-inflammation and anti-swelling without producing side effects. So patients can rest assured to take it.

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