What you need to know before getting a vasectomy


What does it mean to get a vasectomy?

For many men, it's just the ultimate contraception method but a vasectomy it's not a magic trick that will make you sterile overnight.

If you want to learn what does it really mean to get a vasectomy, keep reading this article from one of the leading physicians in Manhattan within the vasectomy and vasectomy reversal fields.

First of all, you must understand a vasectomy is not magic. And there is a chance it won't stick. I know, that sounds rather of putting and to be honest, the odds are actually very low. Nevertheless, in very rare cases the tube can spontaneously reconnect or reopen. Allowing the sperm to travel again from your testicles to your semen.

Another thing you should take into account, is the fact that a vasectomy doesn't have an immediate effect. Meaning, you won't be sterile right after the operation. Chances are, you will have to ejaculate from 20 to 30 times before your semen is sperm free.

Make an appointment to ensure that you are not ejaculating sperm anymore before engaging in unprotected sex after the surgery.

Many men get very concerned about whether the procedure implies too many risks or experiencing dangerous complications after the procedure. But in truth, the risks of getting a vasectomy are virtually non-existent. Following the surgery there is almost no chance of developing a hematoma, and even so, after a few days it will go away. Worst case scenario, a new minor procedure will be required to remove the hematoma.

Other common concerns amongst men who are interested in getting a vasectomy are related to a fear of hormonal imbalances. You can relax, the vasectomy will not affect your hormones in any way, you will still produce sperm and without a doubt, your testosterone level won't drop. Your hormones won't be affected by the procedure whatsoever. Many men have even claimed to have experienced a boost in their sexuality due to a lack of stress regarding unwanted pregnancies.

Those men who fear they will develop cancer because of the vasectomy can also relax, the only correlation between vasectomies and prostate cancer is when you go for an elective surgery you have to be tested first and those test reveal if you have any underlying condition earlier than in other patients. Which means there are better chances of getting an effective treatment before it's too late.

What happens if you change your mind after the procedure?

Well, long-story short, there's a big chance your vasectomy can be reversed. Yes, vasectomy reversals are possible. Just keep in mind that your chances of successfully the procedure lower with time. Either way, if you still want to give it a try, contact Dr Harry Fisch at 212-879-0800 and schedule your vasectomy reversal in Manhattan.

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