The idea of a vasectomy can seem daunting – on the one hand, a vasectomy is one of the most reliable, cost-effective forms of birth control available. On the other hand, a vasectomy can feel like kind of a drastic step to take. The good thing is – a vasectomy doesn’t have to be the huge, drastic step that so many men find themselves worrying about. As a note, vasectomies are reversible, but for now, here are three key questions men ask after a vasectomy:
Is there pain? How long will I experience discomfort?
Male Fertility Specialists perform vasectomies using a no needle, no scalpel approach. This method is less invasive, and causes far less discomfort to patients than a traditional vasectomy procedure. It also features a shorter recovery time, which means that patients will be back to their normal routine relatively soon after the procedure.
When will I feel normal?
The time frame in which you will feel completely “normal” after a vasectomy depends greatly on your general state of health before the procedure. Most men find that they can return to work and their daily routines relatively soon after the procedure.
When can I resume intercourse?
Once again, the time in which you can resume all normal activity depends on your sate of health before the procedure and that there are no complications after the procedure. The majority of men have been able to resume sexual intercourse within a week after their vasectomy. It is important to note that it will take several weeks, if not months for sperm to clear out of your system, so you will need to use another form of birth control until this time period has passed. Your doctor will perform two separate sperm analyses in our office to determine when it is safe to go without additional contraception.
Check out part two of this blog post where we’ll answer three more key questions that men ask after a vasectomy which will address topics such as: cost, side effects, and just how effective a vasectomy is. In the meantime, if you have any questions that haven’t been addressed above, please contact the San Diego Vasectomy Center.