Vasectomy is a surgical procedure, a form of male birth control that will cut the supply of sperm to the semen. This is done by cutting the tube that carry the sperm.
Getting a vasectomy means you will not father a child in the future. Although it can be reversed, vasectomy is considered a permanent form of male birth control. But vasectomy won’t be able to protect you from sexually transmitted infections.
This procedure is considered to be 99% effective. It doesn’t affect the men’s sex drive and his ability to have sex. Men can still have erections and ejaculations, but their semen won’t contain sperm anymore.
There are two types of vasectomy procedure:
· Conventional Vasectomy
In conventional vasectomy, one or two cuts are made in the skin of the scrotum to reach the tubes that carry sperm out of the testicles.
· No-scalpel vasectomy
The doctor will numb the scrotum with a local anesthetic, make a tiny puncture in the skin of the scrotum to reach the tubes. This means that the doctor won’t need to cut the skin of the scrotum with a scalpel.
Before deciding for a vasectomy, your doctor will ask you about your circumstances and may recommend counselling before you proceed with procedure. Men should only undergo with this surgery once they are certain that they don’t want to have children in the future. Reversal surgery is more complicated than vasectomy itself.
If you have chronic testicular pain or disease, you are not a good candidate for vasectomy. For most men, vasectomy doesn’t have any side effects and serious complication are rare. Side effects after surgery can include:
· Bleeding or blood clot in the scrotum
· Blood in the semen
· Infection of the surgery site
· Mild pain and discomfort
There can also be some complications after the surgery, ang it can include:
· Chronic pain
· Buildup of fluid in the testicles
· An abnormal cyst that can develop in the upper testicle
· Inflammation caused by leaking sperm
· Pregnancy, which could mean the vasectomy failed, which is very rare
Talk to your medical provider or urologist before making the decision of having the vasectomy. Your doctor will discuss with you all the possible pros and cons of having this procedure. You can get in touch with Doral Health and Wellness – Men’s Health Center to discuss and consult with a urologist about this procedure. You can book an appointment by calling us at 347-868-1098 or visit our website at https://www.urologistbrooklyn.com