Surgery Information

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  • Pain and swelling after vasectomy.

Surgery Information

Vasectomy Surgery

A vasectomy surgery is an operation that makes a man permanently unable to get a woman pregnant. It concerns cutting the two tubes called vas deferens and, as a result, the sperm can no longer get entrance into the semen. Vasectomy surgery is one of the most sought after surgeries for birth control today. It is opted for by thousands of people every year. But it must be done by experienced surgeons because the risk is also quite high. In this article, we will discuss the vasectomy surgery in detail.

Pain Minimisation

A vasectomy is mostly performed in your doctor's office or a surgery hospital. The operation takes the time duration of about a half an hour. You will not be senseless while the operation is performed. Your doctor will inject you with a local anesthetic to numb your scrotum. After the anesthesia, your doctor will do a very small puncture (hole) on one side of your scrotum and pull out a part of the vas deferens on that side. You can feel some pulling sensation. Ultimately a small section of the vas deferens is removed very carefully. Their ends will be sealed with the help of small clamps. Your doctor will then perform the same action on the other side. This heals very quickly because it is very small.

You may have some pain, swelling and bruising in that locality where the surgery is performed. Eventually, the bruises will slowly lighten and will be gone in about two week time. The doctor will give you appropriate instructions for you to follow after the surgery. The instructions often include:

  • Wearing tight-fitting underwear or a jock strap so that you could support your scrotum
  • Use of an ice pack that will help with the pain and swelling
  • Taking plenty of rest
  • Refraining from exertive and heavy activities.

How Long will the Pain Last?

You will be able to feel normal within a couple of week's time.

Problems that can occur after your vasectomy include bleeding, occurrence of infection and a frequently mild inflammatory reaction in the sperm that could have gotten loose during the surgery. Immediately call your doctor if you notice any of these signs that we discussed.

Another significant risk is that both the ends of the vas deferens may find some way to create a new path to each another. Although, this doesn't occur much often, but if it does, you can be able to cause a pregnancy.

Consult the doctor if:

  • You suffer from a fever.
  • You have serious swelling.
  • You have problems urinating.
  • You can feel a lump in your scrotum.
  • You have bleeding.

How Long for it to Work?

You'll have to ejaculate as much as 15 to 20 times before the sperm will get cleared from all the vas deferens. For this reason, you have to keep using birth control. The doctor will ask you to bring in the samples of your ejaculation after the operation is done. Only after you have got two sperm-free samples, you will be considered unable to get a woman pregnant. This may take a period of 3 months or longer.