Can a vasectomy cause a hernia?

There is no evidence that a vasectomy can cause a hernia.

The vasectomy incision does not involve opening the fascia layer in the abdominal wall. Only if the fascial layer was opened can a surgery potentially cause a hernia.

Hernias are a common problem and can temporally occur at the same time that a vasectomy was done, but unrelated to the vasectomy procedure.

Answer provided by Dr. Edward Karpman.

Are you getting a vasectomy? Plan ahead and get some cold packs and a 3 pack of jock straps for a comfortable post-surgery recovery!

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