Problems from the procedure are rare, but all procedures have some risk. Your doctor will review potential problems, like:
- Chronic pain in and around the testicles
- Sperm granuloma—lumps caused by an immune system response to sperm leaking from the reproductive organs
- Ability to still make a woman pregnant
Before your procedure, talk to your doctor about ways to manage factors that may increase your risk of complications such as:
- Local infections
- Bleeding disorders
- Prior surgery in that area
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