A vasogram is a special x-ray study of the vas deferens. Recall that the vas deferen-tia are sperm ducts. They transport the mature sperm from the epididymis to the pelvic cavity and eventually into the ejaculatory ducts.

Your fertility specialist may recommend a vasogram if a blockage along the male reproductive tract is suspected. Even if an obstruction has already been diagnosed by another method, a vasogram can still be useful. That's because a vasogram can pinpoint the exact location of the blockage and assist in corrective surgery.

For the procedure itself, the doctor cuts a small incision into the scrotum and exposes the vas deferens. A special contrast dye is then injected into the vas defer-ens and x-rays are taken. The procedure is considered safe, quick, and relatively pain free. It is performed in the x-ray department of a clinic or hospital. In almost all cases, you can go home immediately following the procedure.

Pregnancy Guide

Pregnancy Guide

A Beginner's Guide to Healthy Pregnancy. If you suspect, or know, that you are pregnant, we ho pe you have already visited your doctor. Presuming that you have confirmed your suspicions and that this is your first child, or that you wish to take better care of yourself d uring pregnancy than you did during your other pregnancies; you have come to the right place.

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