What is Vasectomy?
Vasectomy is essentially a simple surgical process. This process is meant for making males sterile with the purpose of birth control and family planning.
Vasectomy involves cutting the vas deferens apart so that vas deferens no longer remains capable of bearing sperms from testicles and seminal fluid. The process is quick, simple and can be very reliable.
Is Vasectomy 100% Foolproof?
Vasectomy is not found to 100% foolproof particularly during the first six months as there have been instances of pregnancy during that period in cases where people who underwent vasectomy had sex without taking external contraceptive as a precaution. Doctors advise for taking external contraceptive or other means of contraception during the first six months from the date of the vasectomy done.
This is so because of the fact that there can be the existence of sperms in seminal fluids during the vasectomy that can effectively make the female partner pregnant. Ideally a healthy person who underwent vasectomy requires 25 / 30 ejaculations for becoming completely sterile. This number of ejaculations is however not sacrosanct. It can go up to 50 ejaculations in stray cases post the vasectomy so as to make that person completely sterile.
The process of vasectomy is mainly of five types out of which the primitive one is conventional vasectomy recovery from which ideally takes longer time than that of the patients who underwent vasectomy under no-scalpel method. A person who underwent no-scalpel vasectomy usually requires a week of so barely to (or "intending to") getting completely cured even though there's no standard timing on this. Moreover, the physical composition of the patients too contributes to the early recovery post vasectomy.
What is No-Scalpel Vasectomy?
No-scalpel vasectomy is safe and less painful as it involves making a small hole on the scrotum. Doctors ideally feel the vas deferens from outside the skin of the scrotum and then pierce at a suitable through which tubes are taken out and clipped at two places keeping a distance of approximately 20mm. Then the portion of the clips is removed, and the length of such removed should not be less than 15mm. Post this the cut ends are either tied or sutured so as to close the possibility of sperm carriage from the testicles to the prostate.
No stitching is required on the scrotum as it's only a tiny hole that heals up automatically quickly.
Vasectomy Problems as Reported by Some Patients:
Some patients complain of persistent discomfort, scrotum hematoma resulting in swelling of the area and granulomas. But these are essentially rare so far reported.
On the whole recovery from the vasectomy doesn't take much time for getting back to the normal life.