A vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure that is safe, inexpensive and extremely effective. With the advent of the no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy, the procedure has become even less invasive with fewer complications and shorter recovery times.
Of course, with any surgery there is some risk. We have detailed potential vasectomy side effects, problems and complications below.
Short-Term Vasectomy Side Effects
A no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy takes approximately 10-30 minutes to complete. Some short term side effects of a vasectomy that may occur right after surgery include:
- Mild Pain & Discomfort
Post Vasectomy Complications
The majority of vasectomy procedures do not have any complications. If there are vasectomy complications, they are typically minor and easily treatable. View some of the most common complications resulting from a vasectomy surgery:
- Hematoma (blood clot)
- Epididymitis (epididymal tube swells)
- Sperm Granulomas (sperm leaks out of vas deferens)
Long-Term Vasectomy Risks
One of the biggest fears men have about having a vasectomy is sustaining long term damage. While these only occur in rare instances, it is important to be fully informed of all risks involved in a surgery:
- Chronic Scrotal Pain (rare)