Things You Should Be Prepared For Before Vasectomy

Before you undergo vasectomy procedure, your doctor will ask you to prepare for the procedure and instruct you what to do and what not to do before the procedure. If you are taking blood thinning medications such as low dose aspirin, warfarin etc. or over the counter pain medications, your doctor may ask you to stop these medications few days before vasectomy.

Your doctor may also ask you take a proper bath on the day of the procedure and wash/clean genital area thoroughly. Your doctor will also ask you to bring tight fitting underwear or tight fitting athletic wear to provide support to scrotum and minimize swelling after the procedure.ID-10044295

What result you can expect after vasectomy?

You should keep in mind that you do not become sterile immediately after vasectomy and your partner is not protected against pregnancy, because your semen still contains sperms. You need to ejaculate 20-30 times or wait for few months before your semen becomes free of sperm. To confirm your semen do not contain sperm, your doctor may examine your semen for sperms under microscope. To examine semen, you have to collect it using a specialized condom or have to masturbate and collect semen in a container for microscopic examination. Once microscopic examination of semen shows no sperm, that only vasectomy becomes complete and unprotected sex will not lead to pregnancy.

The vasectomy procedure:

It is important you understand the vasectomy procedure well, before you decide to use it as birth control method. You should discuss with your partner before undergoing vasectomy, because it is a permanent procedure and you should use it only if you do not desire to become father in future.

The vasectomy procedure/surgery takes about 20 to 30 minutes. First your doctor will clean the surgery area thoroughly and inject local anesthesia in the area to numb the area. Than your doctor will make a small incision when the area is numb. If your doctor is using “no-scalpel” technique, only a puncture is made in the scrotum instead of an incision. Your doctor than locates the vas deferens (the tube that carries semen from testicles) and withdraws the tube through the incision or puncture. The vas deferens is cut and both ends sealed by tying it or using surgical clips or both. Your doctor than return the vas deferens into the scrotum. The incision is then closed using stitches or glued it into place. In case of “no-scalpel” method it can be left as it is and left to heal on its own. The same procedure is repeated with the other scrotum also.

 

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