I had a vasectomy a year ago and now I have a small pea size lump on my vas deferns and it feels as if the two ends have connected. Is this possible?
This is a common finding following a vasectomy. It can be nothing more than the normal healing process that would occur with any procedure as the body attempts to heal the trauma of the transected vas deferens.
A sperm granuloma again is a natural body response to the leakage of sperm that may have occurred at the vasectomy site. These areas are sometimes tender to the touch or in certain sitting positions. Uncommonly if the pain is significant enough, a course of antibiotics or anti-inflammatories are necessary. Rarely the discomfort is often enough and bad enough that a patient will request that the can be removed surgically.
I did a vasectomy on a friend of mine who developed a sperm granuloma and it was painful to him about every six months or two years and responded to antibiotics, although there is no real scientific reason for this. The after a few years, it stopped bothering him. He would call and say, “John, my sperm “granola” is back.” J.M.