ORLANDO'S VASECTOMY EXPERTS
Vasectomy Information for You and Your Partner
Questions to ask yourself
The main question a man should ask himself is: Would you
like to father another child in your lifetime??
If you answer YES....keep on reading but perhaps you should
not consider this procedure at this time. If you answer "NO" we are here to help you.
If you are not certain
or you answer "maybe" sperm freezing or delaying the procedure should be an option for you.
Vasectomy by Urology Consultants?
Sterilization, including both vasectomy and female sterilization,
is now the most popular form of birth control in the United States, chosen by the largest majority of couples who are seeking
Vasectomy is far simpler and less expensive than sterilization for women.
condition seen markedly more often in the vasectomized men was epididymitis, a local inflammation near the site of the operation.
This complication, which was previously known, occurs mostly within the first year after vasectomy. Treated with heat, it
usually clears up in a week.
The Risks of Vasectomy?
The vasectomy operation is quick, safe,
and inexpensive. Usually it is performed in a doctor's office or clinic and takes only 10 to 15 minutes.
the man a local anesthetic, a doctor generally makes two small incisions, one on either side of the scrotum unless
the no-scalpel method is used. We locate the two thin tubes that carry sperm, seals them off, and thats it. Usually
no sutures or stitches are needed. Once leaving the office and ice pack to the scrotum should be used for about 6 hours. The
cost of a vasectomy is roughly one-fifth the cost of female sterilization.
Recovery from the vasectomy operation is
rapid, and serious complications are rare. Swelling, bruising, and pain -- the most common complaints -- occur in about half
of men after vasectomy. The discomfort subsides within a week or two and usually responds to treatment with ice packs, mild
pain killers, scrotal support and rest. Men are generally advised to avoid strenuous work or exercise for about 2 days after
A minority of men develop a small lump of inflammatory tissue called a granuloma near the incision
site. Granulomas, caused by sperm leaking into surrounding tissues, usually stay so small that they don't cause symptoms.
If they do cause pain, it is generally treated with bed rest and mild pain killers.
"All Juice No Seed"...When is it Safe to Have Unprotected Sex?
is one of the most effective means of birth control, with a less than 1 in 100 chance of failure. It does not offer immediate
protection from unwanted pregnancy, however.
The reproductive tract is not clear of sperm for several weeks, and other
forms of birth control must be used until a semen sample, generally checked after 15 to 20 ejaculations and it shows no sperm.
The most common reason for vasectomy failure is probably unprotected intercourse before all sperm have cleared the reproductive
While safety is a major consideration in choosing a birth control
method, another important factor is convenience. Vasectomy's permanence makes it convenient; within 20-25 ejaculations after
the operation, no other steps must be taken to prevent pregnancy.
Although this is an advantage to most men who have
the operation, it is a drawback for a very small percent of them.
Approximately 2 in 1000 men who have vasectomies
regret it later and wish to have the operation reversed. The main reasons for requesting a reversal are remarriage, death
of a child, or an improvement in finances followed by a wish for another child. Fewer than 10 percent of men who request reversals
do so because of physical or psychological problems following vasectomy.
Sex After Vasectomy: No Difference?
vasectomy, a man can safely resume having sex (using another form of birth control until his semen is free of sperm) as soon
as he feels comfortable. Because the sperm from the area sealed off by vasectomy make up only 5% or a fraction of the total
fluid ejaculated, he should notice no difference in the amount of fluid nor in its appearance. The size of the testicles remains
unchanged as well.
Two common worries about vasectomy are that it will reduce a man's sex hormone levels or take away
his ability to have sex. These myths have no biological basis, however, because vasectomy only prevents the escape of sperm
from the reproductive system, not the release of testosterone, the male sex hormone, into the bloodstream.
and testosterone are produced in the testicles, but they leave by different routes. Sperm move through a series of ducts that
channel through the reproductive organs to the outside of the body, while tiny veins in the testicles transport testosterone
into the bloodstream.
Vasectomized men and their wives usually report either no change or an improvement in marital
happiness and sexual satisfaction. For most men vasectomy frees them from worries of unwanted pregnancies and the hassles
of other forms of birth control.
Urology Consultants' Vasectomy:
The cost of the vasectomy
includes the procedure, supplies, post vasectomy visits (if needed and up to 90 days from the procedure) and semen check (as
many as needed) to ascertain that there is no sperm present. Semen check for sperm by law is performed by
an independent lab at an additional expense if it is not covered by your insurance. Vasectomies are performed daily during
routine office hours if you wish to schedule an appointment please contact Urology Consultants by phone or fax as listed below.