Frequently Asked Questions
Fear No Vasectomy
The fear of testicular pain is one of the biggest inhibitions when considering a vasectomy. Fear no more. The Weekend Vasectomy Clinic Utah has an anesthesia and recovery kit for its patients that can mitigate any pain/discomfort and provide you with what you need to get back to normal activity as soon as possible. From providing a little pain assistance to ensuring that you don't feel a thing, we've got a package that is right for your package.
Questions About Vasectomy
Is a Vasectomy Right for Me?
If you are at a stage in life in which you know you do not want anymore children, vasectomy is a great option for you. It provides lifelong protection against unintended pregnancies. The procedure is simple and easily performed in the office setting.
How Does a Vasectomy Compare to Other Forms of Birth Control?
Having a vasectomy does not protect against sexually transmitted disease, but is more effective than condoms that offer some protection against a sexually transmitted infection. Vasectomy is less invasive and less costly than tubal ligation performed on females—and let’s face it guys, the women have done enough by having the kids.
Birth control pills are effective, but not as effective as a vasectomy. There have been links to clotting disorders in females who are over the age of 35 or who smoke who use birth contorl pills. Oral contraception can also affect libido in women.
Does it Affect Sexual Performance or Enjoyment?
As the testicles only produce around 3-5% of the volume of the ejaculation, there should be no noticeable decrease in ejaculatory volume either. Overall, there is a temporary increase in some discomfort with intercourse, possibly for the first few ejaculations, but then it is back to the same as it was before the vasectomy. Many men feel like sex is better after the vasectomy since there is no concern about pregnancy.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
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What Does the Procedure Involve?
It is preferred that you shave the area of the scrotum in the middle close to where the penis and scrotum meet. You will then have numbing medicine placed with a no-needle technique. This will feel like picking a hair or a pinch of the skin. You will receive enough of the local anesthesia to not feel any sharp pain during the rest of the procedure. You will then have the vas deferens isolated from the surrounding tissue, and the vas will be clipped and divided with a small segment being removed. You will then have the ends sealed with cautery. You can expect this will take around 10-15 minutes for both sides.
Finally, you will have a dressing placed on the site and you will be given a bag of ice as well as a prescription for pain medication. You will be asked to take it easy for a few days. At the Weekend Vasectomy Clinic, if there is ever a concern after your vasectomy, you can always come back in for a no-charge consultation for any complications or concerns.