Seven Vasectomy Facts to Make This Year’s Festivities Worth Celebrating
Believe it or not, the early winter season presents a celebratory time for men who have been considering receiving a vasectomy. Undergoing a vasectomy procedure during the fall and early winter months, means a solid recovery going into the winter and holidays. And, for those men who may have been squeamish about a surgery involving their most precious anatomy, Urology Associates of South Bend (UASB) urologists are here to share a few vasectomy facts to put their minds at ease so you’ll have the best holiday season yet.
Seven Vasectomy Facts You Wish You Knew a Long Time Ago
One of the prevailing myths surrounding vasectomy surgery is that the recovery is a brutal, lasting affair. Provided that patients follow post-op instructions for vasectomy recovery, the initial healing process will take a few weeks. In an effort to dispel additional vasectomy fiction, take a look at seven vasectomy facts that may entice you to take advantage of a UASB vasectomy.
- Ultimate Safety
Not only are vasectomy procedures safe with low-risk for complication or side effects, but they are also the most effective form of birth control, with close to a 100% success rate in preventing pregnancy.
- Quick Procedure
In addition to being safe, a typical vasectomy surgery takes less than 30 minutes to perform.
- Convenient Process
A vasectomy can be done conveniently in the comfort and privacy of our UASB office.
- Positive Recovery
The prognosis for a healthy recovery is positive when patients follow a few simple vasectomy recovery guidelines, such as plenty of rest, no heavy lifting or strenuous exercise and keeping the scrotum area protected and supported in the first couple of days following surgery.
- Rapid Return
Provided that a patient follows the explicit recovery instructions of our UASB urologists, sex can be resumed around a week or so following vasectomy surgery. It’s important to note, however, that protection should be used until the semen is tested to ensure that active sperm has been completely eliminated.
- Low-Probability Problems
While you may have heard that vasectomies can permanently damage the sexual organs, inhibit normal sexual function, increase the risk for cancer and other diseases, the probability of any of these issues occurring is slim to none.
- Positive Outlook
Although pain and discomfort may occur following a vasectomy, most of these symptoms can be treated with an over-the-counter pain medication. In addition to providing suggestions for medication, your urologist may also advise applying an ice pack to help reduce swelling and bruising. Most vasectomy recipients feel well enough to return to work and light activity within a couple of days.
Looking Forward to Happy Winter Holidays? UASB Can Help!
Urology Associates of South Bend helps patients to accomplish their permanent birth-control goals as safely and comfortably as possible. If you’ve been considering a vasectomy procedure the early winter season is a prime time to get the surgery done before the long winter and holidays.
If you’d like to schedule a vasectomy or speak with one of our UASB experts, simply click here or call us now at (574) 234-4100.