When men have completed their families, they often seek getting a vasectomy to attain sterility in order to have intercourse with their partner without the fear of having more kids in the future.
In general, a vasectomy procedure is a minimally painful, quick procedure that is very well tolerated. It is very commonly done in the office or clinic under local anesthesia performed to the skin, taking about 10-15 minutes to do.
When a patient gets a vasectomy there will be a tiny little incision, the size of a pinpoint, made in the middle of the scrotum. The vas deferens tubes are obstructed by way of clips or ties to prevent sperm from traveling from the testicles to the ejaculatory ducts and ultimately the ejaculate. It is important to understand that while a man won’t have sperm in the ejaculate after a vasectomy, he will continue to be able to ejaculate “shooting blanks.”
Overall, the patient will be required to take a couple of days off with a jock strap and rest at home to avoid any swelling in the scrotum. Patients can often return to work in two to three days and return to physical activity is between one to two weeks after the procedure.
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