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Vasectomy, can you cut the wrong tube?

last year the doctor told my husband that the test results on the samples taken from his vasectomy came back the wrong tube and would have to repeat the procedure. How is this possible and what tube did he cut and tie then?

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I had mine done in 1977. Doctor said it take a while to empty out all the sperm that is already between vas deferon and the prostate. I was sterile on first test that was taken. But doctor waited a month before that test. my doctor cut out a section from vas deforon then cauterized the end going to prostate. Doctors are human. human make mistakes.
Besides the vas deferon there is only blood supply "artery" and blood return "vein" down there. Very unlikely doctor cut wrong tube. my advice : get another test but use protection until test comes back. good luck

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With any surgical procedure there are always inherent risks. If the surgeon told you this there is no reason to believe he is lying about it. But there is nothing wrong with getting a second opinion.

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Occasionally an individual may have a second vas deferens.

It's fairly unusual, but possible.

He may not have noticed the second tube.

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A vasectomy is a procedure where the "vas deferens", the connection between the testicle is interrupted preventing sperm from entering the ejaculate. You can theoretically cut the wrong part. While it is theoretically possible to make an error and to miss the vas deferens, this is highly unlikely.

http://www.babymed.com/male-infertility/vasectomy-what-it-and-why-it-done

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