Frequestly asked questions about Vasectomy
Is Vasectomy procedure safe?
Vasectomy is a safe procedure and very few people have complications. But like all medical procedures, there are some possible risks. The most common risks with a vasectomy are minor and treatable.
Who can get a Vasectomy?
Most people are suitable for a vasectomy. A detailed history taking and physical examination is done to make sure a vasectomy is indicated.
A vasectomy must only be sought if you’re totally sure you don’t want to be able to have kids for the rest of your life, as vasectomy must be taken as an irreversible procedure.
A vasectomy may not be a good choice, if:
1. You may want to have a child biologically in the future.
2. You’re being pressured by your partner, friends, or family.
3. You hope a vasectomy will solve problems that may be temporary — such as marriage or sexual problems, short-term mental or physical illnesses, financial worries, or being out of work.
Can a Vasectomy be reversed?
Vasectomies are meant to be permanent — they in most part, can’t be undone.
It’s sometimes possible to reverse a vasectomy, but there are no guarantees and success rate is poor — fertility may not come back. Vasectomy reversal is a complicated surgery, and it can be very expensive with poor results.
Whether or not a vasectomy reversal might work depends on:
1. How long ago you got the vasectomy.
2. The type of vasectomy done.
3. Whether or not the body has developed antibodies to sperm (when the immune system attacks sperm).
If in doubt or worried about vasectomy and/or thoghts of reversal when considering about getting a vasectomy, it’s best to hold off and NOT have vasectomy.
Before you get a vasectomy, think about any possible life changes that could affect you in the future, like a divorce, a new partner, or the death of your partner or children. You don’t need your partner’s permission to have a vasectomy — but it may be helpful to talk about it with your partner (or anyone else who could offer support and advice).
There are other ways to prevent pregnancy that are not permanent, like condoms etc. Female partner has lots of birth control options too. IUD’S and implants for female partner are nearly as effective as vasectomy and last for a long time, but they’re not permanent.
Does getting a vasectomy hurt?
Probably a little, when giving local anesthesia. We will help make your vasectomy procedure as comfortable as possible. Local anesthesia to numb the testicles is given, so there is minimal if any pain, during the procedure. A relaxing medicine to help relax may be given.
Discomfort may be felt when the numbing shot is given or when the vas deferens tubes are identified and handled during the procedure. But overall, there is little pain.