Know the basics
What is Bilateral Vasectomy?
Vasectomy is a permanent contraceptive method for men. This is a procedure cutting two ejaculatory ducts, which transfer sperm from the testes to the penis. Therefore, the sperm cannot mix into the semen. Because there is no sperm in semen that cannot combine with eggs, you can use this procedure as a method of contraception.
Why is Bilateral Vasectomy performed?
When you and your partner do not want to use other contraceptive methods, you may consider a bilateral vasectomy.
Understand the risks
What are the risks of Bilateral Vasectomy?
The surgery doesn’t reduce your sexual ability, sensation and erectile function. The amount of semen during orgasm doesn’t decrease after the vasectomy, only a single change is that it no longer contains sperm.
The vasectomy is often safe and effective but you also need to know about the possible complications before deciding on it.
It is important you understand the risks and complications before having this surgery. If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor or surgeon for more information.
Know what happens
How do I prepare for Bilateral Vasectomy?
The surgery carried out under anesthesia or general anesthesia. Before the surgery, you should carefully shave your pubic hair under the guidance of the doctor. Next, you should wash the area and rinsed the hair left. You can have light breakfast if you want. You have to carry a heat bag filled with ice to support the scrotum when going to the clinic. It is best to have someone take you there.
What happens during Bilateral Vasectomy?
It usually takes 15 to 20 minutes. The surgeon makes a small incision on each side of the scrotum. Sometimes he/she makes the only incision on the middle of the scrotum. The doctor cuts the ejaculatory duct from the testes to the penis and sews the two ends just cut so they do not connect to each other anymore.
If you have any questions or concerns, please consult with your doctor or surgeon for more information.
What happens after Bilateral Vasectomy?
You can go home on the same day of surgery. Your testicles may hurt for a few days.
You can go back to work after two days (or a week if you do heavy tasks and exertion).
Regularly exercising will help you return to normal activities as soon as possible. Before you start training, ask your doctor for advice.
Your doctor will ask you to take one or two semen samples after ejaculating 20 times after the surgery. These samples will be tested to see if there is sperm in it.
There are some complications that you need to know. The common complications of these surgeries:
- Surgical site infection (wound) or scrotal infection.
The specific complications of bilateral vasectomy include:
- It is likely to have a baby;
- Prolonged testicle pain;
- Congestive epididymitis;
- Sperm granuloma.
If you have any questions about the complications that can occur, please consult a doctor for advice and answers.
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