Vasectomy Pain - A component of the surgery.
Getting a vasectomy is a said to be very effective and safe. This is a technique that serves as a permanent birth control for men who get it done.
There are no long-term side effects associated with a vasectomy procedure. It is commonly said that patients may experience a certain amount of pain after the surgery has taken place. In some cases, patients go through post-vasectomy pain syndrome.
Research and Studies
One study shows that 5% men who have had a vasectomy complain about pain during sexual intercourse, the time span being four years. One in sixty men repented their decision of ever getting a vasectomy.
Another study proved that 19% men were having chronic pains even after five years having passed to the surgery. They say that this pain has greatly affected their quality of life.
52% men complained that the pain after three to four years of surgery was so immense that they were forced to seek treatment. This pain otherwise would have depleted their standards of living.
5% men complained that their pain lasted for more than three months. To get rid of the pain, some of them agreed to do a microsurgical denervation of their spermatic cord.
One study that was conducted was done between two groups of people. The first was that 14% men suffered from chronic pain ten years after the surgery. The second survey was conducted for those who had finished one year of surgery. In this, 16% men complained of chronic pain.
All these studies show that you can never be too sure about not suffering from any pain after having a vasectomy. Chronic pain is known to be the most common post-vasectomy pain syndrome. It has affected the lives of many.
Vasectomy - An unknown risk.
The decision to get a vasectomy or not is completely on the person who is going to get the surgery. Before the surgery, the patient should conduct a detailed research of what he is getting into and type of outcomes can they expect. We live in the 21st century, and there are a lot of ways by which pregnancy can be kept out of the box. There are condoms, pills, patches, etc. Most of them are to be used by women, but it cuts the bill.
Getting a vasectomy is almost irreversible. You can never be too sure when it comes to this decision. Even if you don't want kids now, it may happen that you want them in the future. And even if you are sure that vasectomy is the way to go for you then you should also be aware that sometimes pain is a part and parcel of the surgery.
Vasectomy - A risky venture?
A vasectomy is known to be a very safe and secure surgery that has no long lasting effects on its patients. Risks that arise from a vasectomy under normal circumstances are between low and negligible.
Vasectomy is a very common procedure that is conducted all over the world. There are hundreds of thousands of urologists and general doctors who perform this surgery. It has become an ordinary procedure and, therefore, people casually think that there can be no setbacks with such a surgery.
The risks that come with vasectomy are small in number and at the same time they are all treatable. But thinking that no risks will occur is a fool's call. Risks arise with everything and vasectomy is not an exception. A lot of men have chronic pain even ten years after they get their vasectomy done. This pain is so tremendous that it depletes their quality of life, and they wish they had never taken the decision to get the surgery.
Different types of risks associated with Vasectomy
Surgical risks of getting a vasectomy include discomfort to the patient, there are chances of bruising and swelling. All these are small problems and 99% of the time they are gone in two weeks. A health care provider should look into the problems that arise after the surgery. The patient can have a hematoma that is there can be bleeding under think that can lead to swelling and pain. The risk of infection also runs which can give rise to fever and tenderness in the scrotum.
One of the risks that 10% of men who get their vasectomy suffer from is the post-vasectomy pain syndrome. These men suffer from pain and it comes and goes. It can happen when they are doing normal things or while having sexual intercourse. Another risk is that the vasectomy may have failed. This is a major risk because it trumps the reason you went to the hospital in the first place.
Two in thousand men have a failed vasectomy. Sometimes there is a chance that a vasectomy that has been successful can be destroyed when the tubes grow back together.
The biggest risk is the risk of regret. Men decide to get a vasectomy and then one day they realise that they want to start a family. You cannot just go back on something that is permanent, and that needs to be kept in mind when deciding to get a vasectomy.
Reversible vasectomy - repairing irreparable damage
A vasectomy reversal surgery is one wherein the male reproductive tubes that were disconnected during a vasectomy are reconnected. This is a surgery that men have when they want to cut short the life of their permanent vasectomy surgery.
A very common reversal technique is the vasovasostomy. 10% of men who have had a vasectomy show up to have a vasovasostomy. With this reversal surgery comes no guarantee that the man will be able to have a child. The surgery can help the body with sperm development and transporting it to the semen as well, but no one can say whether that man will become a father.
The success of a vasovasostomy highly depends upon the nature of the operation, the time span after the vasectomy, the age of the person and the usage of microscopic surgical equipment. If the surgery for vasectomy reversal is followed, it will be noticed that most couples have not been able to have a child because there is an obstacle where the tubes meet and transport the sperm.
A microscopic procedure is a more successful operation as it results in more people with a vasectomy reversal to have a child. If magnification is not used, then the chances of the man impregnating a woman are very low. For the man to become fertile again, the reversal surgery needs to work. A reversal procedure can only be judged depending on the results of the pregnancy. Studies show that pregnancy levels are higher when microscopic techniques are used, and, therefore, that method becomes more favorable.
It is commonly said that if more than five years have passed to the original vasectomy surgery then it is difficult for the reversal surgery to be a success. Well, studies have proven that there is a success for such patients as well. Patients should consult with their doctors whether they should get a reversal surgery or not.
Vasovasostomy - helping the needy
10% of patients who have had a vasectomy suffer from post-vasectomy pain syndrome. They have chronic pain that makes them miserable, and they are unable to participate in everyday activities or perform sexual activities. Such patients suffer from reduced quality of life and repent getting a vasectomy in the first place. The reversal surgery or vasovasostomy is also performed on these patients to relieve them from their pain.
In many cases, vasovasostomy is not a successful operation. In these circumstances, couples have alternative options such as adoption and IVF. Most men freeze their sperm before they have a vasectomy. They can use this sperm and opt for an in vitro fertilisation. If they have no stash of frozen sperm, they can go to sperm banks and scrutinise the list of people who have readily donated their sperm. This is easy for the couples as they get to know all the characteristics of the person whose sperm they have decided to use except their identity. This is a widely used method all over the world.