Have Questions Regarding a Vasectomy? Our Experts Have Answers
When some men hear the word vasectomy they run for the hills, or at least as far from a scalpel as possible. Others, however, gladly embrace an opportunity to receive the safest and most effective, permanent form of birth control. At The Vasectomy Clinic of Michiana, we understand the sensitivity (both literally and figuratively) that vasectomy discussions can bring—one of the many reasons we’re the location for a vasectomy that South Bend gentlemen prefer. So, whether the word has you hiding, heaving or happy, we’re here to help uncover commonly asked questions surrounding the vasectomy procedure.
Seven Questions Regarding a Vasectomy That South Bend Pros Are Ready to Answer
Our team of highly-skilled urologists and doctors have decades of combined experience and knowledge regarding vasectomy surgery. They have heard almost every question there is on the subject. Although vasectomy surgery may not be customary talk around the water cooler (at least in most professions), there’s nothing off-limits here! Let’s take a look at a few common questions regarding this increasingly utilized form of birth control.
- I get that after a vasectomy I’ll be “shooting blanks,” but what exactly are in the blanks?
- After a vasectomy, fluid is still released from the penis following ejaculation, however, no actual sperm is contained. Interestingly, the testicles still produce sperm but instead of being released, are simply absorbed by the body. We’ll have you come back for a post-vasectomy visit 8-16 weeks following surgery to make sure no live sperm are released during ejaculation.
- Can I be too young (or old) to receive a vasectomy?
- Although there are no real age restrictions, we recommend men between the ages of 25-45.
- When can I have sex again if I have a vasectomy?
- Typically, you can resume sexual activity between 7 to 10 days after vasectomy surgery, but it’s important to use some form of birth control until you’re follow up visit confirms no presence of sperm. It’s also important to note that only certain forms of birth control help prevent STDs.
- Are there different types of vasectomy procedures … besides the knife?
- Yes. Not all vasectomies are conducted with a scalpel. A “no-scalpel vasectomy” uses a special device to access the scrotal skin referred to as a “pointed hemostat.”
- Do I have to check-in to the hospital for a vasectomy?
- No. We can do them right here in our office!
- Does it hurt like … you know–bad?
- Don’t worry, we’ll provide you with a local anesthetic during the procedure and after, we’ll make sure to send you home with a list of recovery guidelines (like OTC pain meds and rest). Typically, full recovery only takes a little more than a week to two weeks.
- My buddy’s buddy said he got his wife pregnant after his vasectomy. Can that happen to me?
- Your buddy’s buddy was one out of approximately 2,000 men to impregnate a woman after vasectomy surgery; your chances are the same. The probability is very low! Especially if you follow the post-op instructions of your surgeon.
When it comes to strategizing the best form of birth control for you, your family or future, The Vasectomy Clinic of Michiana welcomes any questions you may have. We are here to guide you through every step of the process. If you’re ready to schedule a consultation for a vasectomy in South Bend, contact us now at (574) 234-4100.