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Do Vasectomies Hurt?

A vasectomy is a very simple surgery. A doctor can perform it in an office, a clinic or hospital. The procedure involves blocking or cutting off small tubes in your scrotum that carry sperm and cause pregnancy. A vasectomy is a simple and quick procedure and you can go home the same day. It is a very effective method of pregnancy prevention.

Types of Vasectomies

You can choose from two types of vasectomies – the incision method and the no-scalpel (no-cut)method. No-cut procedures naturally lower the risk of infection as well as complications. The healing time too is less.

Consider Some Important Aspects

A vasectomy is usually irreversible because it is meant to be a permanent solution to prevent pregnancy. Therefore before you finalize your decision to undergo a vasectomy, you must understand that you will not be able to make anyone pregnant for the rest of your life even if you ever want to. It is permanent.

So it has to be a well informed and well-considered decision. If you are in the age group where you have reached the family size you want in terms of the number of children, a vasectomy offers an effective birth control solution for men. However, one question that may still haunt you is- “Do vasectomies hurt?”

Let Us Understand The Procedure

We use the non-invasive procedure and it does not hurt. The explanation is simple and non-technical.

  • The fact that it is a simple surgery means pain is unlikely to be a major concern.
  • Before the procedure, local anesthesia is administered to numb the area. So you will only feel a small poke or pinch on your skin and just some discomfort (no pain) during the procedure.

Pain, Healing Process And Precautions

Some discomfort and slight pain may be present once the anesthesia wears off. Your doctor will generally prescribe over-the-counter medications for pain. Icing your scrotum aids in pain relief. During this period, supporting the scrotum and limiting movement by wearing a jock strap or tighter underwear is useful to reduce the pain. Rest is an important factor in faster recovery, so is the need to avoid lifting heavy things.

If you have any questions or want to know more, just get in touch with us at the Ottawa Vasectomy and Infant Circumcision Clinic. You can call us or contact us through our online form. We also have an online registration form so you can make an appointment for your procedure.

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