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Life Before, During and After Vasectomy, Best Information Is From Experience

Updated on April 6, 2012

My life before, during and after vasectomy is a true account of a man’s experience of his vasectomy. For the best information on this, look no further!

He highlights his concerns about vasectomy and getting pregnant - well his wife, the author, did! The whole idea was to avoid pregnancy but vasectomy was a fearful thought for him.

He was very worried about the vasectomy effects, what to expect after the vasectomy and whether intercourse would be painful.

In this account it is reassuring that his fears were unjustified. He believes that aftercare surgery and knowing what to expect from the surgery was essential to his recovery. He was further amazed how quickly he recovered and how the scars from surgery were minor.

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Paul is a nurse himself and he felt that by sharing his story it might help other men who are considering a vasectomy. If you want to read more on vasectomyplease go to the bottom of the article.

Speaking as a Nurse and a Husband
Speaking as a Nurse and a Husband
I had all the children I wanted!
I had all the children I wanted!

Other Forms of Contraceptive Were Not Right For Us

Paul Smith, husband to the author and from the UK, had a vasectomy performed in 2001. What did he expect?

I really didn’t want any more children and my wife agreed. We already had two young boys and both had a special need of some kind. Christian was 2 years old and an insulin dependent diabetic and Daniel was just starting school. We could tell at the time that he had some sort of problem, mentally, although he hadn’t been diagnosed with Asperger’s Autism at that point. So you can see, life was pretty hectic and we just couldn’t see us wanting any more children. We both felt that we had enough to contend with two young children with complex needs.

We feared getting pregnant and the method of contraception we were using was not satisfactory enough. Sharon couldn’t use the pill and the coil had expired it’s ‘use by’ date. The coil had to be taken out.

We had considered a hysterectomy, but that was a lot more evasive to Sharon. The risk factors and recovery is longer for a woman and it seemed rather drastic. I thought that the vasectomy was the best possible solution and so did my wife.

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The Doctor Refused Me Vasectomy Surgery!

On the first visit, we were turned down for the vasectomy on the basis that we were too young. We were both certain but there were concerns as to whether, I think, Christian would survive his condition – being one of the youngest in Britain to have type 1 diabetes. The G.P. did highlight that we might want other children, especially if we lost our sons.

It wasn’t until the second visit with another Doctor that a referral was made to a local clinic that were qualified for the procedure. As this was made through the NHS (National Health Service), the operation would be free. I had a chat with the Doctor and then the consultant without my wife. He was going to do the procedure and he wanted to satisfy himself that this was right for me. I also guess they wanted to see that I wasn’t feeling pressured into the operation because of the presence of my wife, but the truth was that I didn’t want any more children whether with her or another partner!

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The Vasectomy Gave Me Control Over My Life!

The consultant gave me a leaflet and explained that there was nothing to worry about. The procedure was not painful, just a feeling like tugging. He also gave me some tranquillisers to take half and hour before I was due for the operation.

As I understood it, two incisions were to be made in my scrotum and the tubes that joined with the sperm flow would be tied. I was told to be aware of some swelling and bruising but that was normal and that I was to have bed rest for two or three days whilst the swelling settled.

There would be little scaring and, after about a month, I was to provide a sample to check that the operation was successful and that there are no sperm coming through the tubes.

Of course people giggled when they found out that I was taking time off for ‘the snip’, but that didn’t worry me – it was just fun! I wasn’t worried about ‘firing blanks’! I wanted all the joy and none of the stress of pregnancy. It gave me a feeling of control over my life and that felt good to me.

If my relationship with Sharon failed, I had no intentions of having more children in a future relationship - I felt I was done with all that, but you have to be realistic with relationships - you just don't know what might happen! What might be right for today, might not be right tomorrow - although I had no intentions of splitting with my wife, if I could help it.

I was a bit worried about losing my sex drive after vasectomy, but the consultant reassured me that that wasn’t normally the case. More than likely, he said that I might have a new sense of freedom!

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Vasectomy - Not Quite Open Heart Surgery!

Now pain. I am not very good with pain – especially down the nether regions! The thoughts of what was going to be performed on such a sensitive and private area really did concern me. However, it was explained that the operation, in proportion to other ops, was really very simple with little blood – it wasn’t as if I was going to have open heart surgery, was it? When you really think about it, there really isn’t much to heal. I did hear about other guys who had pain after the vasectomy but they are very far and few between. The Consultant always has to make people aware of risk factors and there was just as much risk in this procedure as walking across the road and being knocked over. I suppose we all live life with risks, don’t we?

The privacy element made me blush. The consultant seemed a decent man, though, and I thought about it logically - he had seen it all before, so why should I be worried about what I have got? I was just one of many on the vasectomy conveyor belt!

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How did you feel during the surgery?

Not too bad… apprehensive. It hurt when the needle was put in for the local anaesthetic but that didn’t last too long – only a few seconds. It is like a bee sting in the groin. That was the worst of it really. I was very swimmy in my head – it was quite relaxing really… far out! However, it was good to still be aware of my surroundings but I must say it felt very surreal. This must be something to do with the tranquillisers.

All I could feel after this was pulling and tugging… there was no pain, just an unusual feeling to do with something that was not part of me.

After the procedure, I wobbled out of the practice after about 30 minutes where my wife helped me to the car and taken home.

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Aftercare Surgery – What did you do after surgery and did you need any further aftercare?

I felt very hazy but literally went straight home to bed. I rested well, took a course anti inflammatory, arnica for the wound and had plenty of baths. When the healing set in, after a couple of days, I must admit that I did feel a bit itchy down below but that is to do with getting better! So, I guess this was a good sign!!

I was amazed that I didn’t feel any pain in urinating and, of course, didn’t feel much like ejaculating straight after the operation. However felt I could do this after about four or five days through… errr… manual methods. Obviously, I felt a little reluctant the first time, but I guess there has to be a first time for everything! I was gentle with myself and it was reassuring to know that I was returning back to normal when I could see that everything was functioning, as it should do.

After about a month, I produced a sample to see if there was any sperm being produced and this was repeated after three months. I was given the ‘all clear’ and have enjoyed a sex life that hasn’t been warped with the worries of pregnancy. I am also sure that my wife has found this expression of my love as a gift to her too.

Intercourse painful? No, not at all and the after scars are hardly noticeable.

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Would you ever consider a vasectomy reversing at all?

Absolutely not. Not under any condition! I am nearly 45 years and am on the brink of new adventures. I have nearly completed my fathering as the kids are growing up and at the point of near independence.

I have known some guys to have had a vasectomy reversal and have been very successful in it, but this would not be for me and I wouldn’t condemn others if that were their wish. Isn’t it a case of individual choice? What makes one person happy might not do the same for anyone else. But for me a reversed vasectomy can only lead to one thing… a vasectomy after reversal! Hehehe.

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Another Vasectomy Story...

Life After Vasectomy is Great!

Well as you can see from this account, life after vasectomy has been great and liberating for Paul (and me!) and there was really nothing to worry about. So to summarise his experience:

  • His fears were not justified as his vasectomy was very successful and went as planned.
  • He received a service from the Doctor that made him think and be absolutely sure that his decision was the right one.
  • He had an informed choice and information was made available to him as to what to expect from surgery.
  • His fear of sexual intercourse being painful and a lack of sex drive were unfounded.
  • The scars from the surgery were very minimal and, as time has gone on, the after scars are non-existent.
  • After bleeding, initially during the operation, there was nothing more than a couple of incision spots of blood around the scrotum area.
  • I hope now you have read Paul’s account of his experience after vasectomy, that you now have an informed choice as to what to expect before surgery and aftercare surgery. Hopefully you will not be as fearful about vasectomy and that you will make the right decision for you and your family.

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      Mike 3 years ago

      I'm the 1 in 50 guy that it has messed up bad. The surgery wasn't bad. The recovery was nothing. Over the course of 5 years I developed horrific burning pain in my spermatic cords at the surgery site and bad epididymitis and eventually horrific testicular pain that radiated up into my stomach. It has destroyed my health and marriage. I have no sex life and little drive because of the pain. I lost 65k in wages and another 10k for a reversal that was the only thing in 5 years that even put a dent in the pain.

      I'm happy for these guys that had one with no problem. Id have to say of all the guys I know that have had them over half have problems of some sort from occasional discomfort to comete loss of sexual sensation and pleasure. The only guys you ever hear talking about it are the happy ones. There are many that sufger in silence and believe me the suffering can be great. Inability to sit or sleep without pain. Inability to do the things you used to like bike ridingbor sex without pain. The odds are you will be okay but if vasectomy was a drug it would come with a lot of disclaimers or be bamned outright for how much damage it causes when it goes badly. Go to the NHS website and you'll get the facts about pain. For profit doctors will never admit ot or admit to having caused it.

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      Jackamory 3 years ago

      Interesting post and thank you to have kept it opens shazwellyn.

      Diveman I hope it is resolved for you... I am under pressure from my wife to have a vasectomy as she doesn't like condoms and doesn't want any other birth control method, other than me, having a vasectomy...

      So any positive story is a plus, but as Diveman says, if you are the 1% then it really suck... Just imagine you are in the waiting room and you know... One of you will have a degraded quality of life...

      All that for what? Having sex with your wife? That is assuming that you are already sexually active with her... And I really want to get the surgery done, with the hope to be close to her but then, I don't know if we will have sex once I am sterile... I am scared to be the 1%... So reading positive stories always help... Thank you.

      Anyhow, I have also found out that it was illegal in France until recently. So some counties might know something we don't.

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      shazwellyn 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi Kev, it seems that despite complications, you have managed to make an amazing recovery! Well done and good luck mate!

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      kev from portsmouth england 5 years ago

      hi there my name is kev im 39 years old and i wanted to let you know im recovering from a vasectomy reversal which i had done last thursday evening i thought i was going home that evening,as i was told my the nurse in the hospital but how things changed.I walked into theatre with the nurse there i was met by my surgeon i laid on the bed and was made to feel comfortable and i was sort of nervous aswell my surgeon was brilliant as we had meet prior to my operation and he was highly respected in his job,he was a surgeon in the forces so he knew his stuff apparently top 3 surgeon in his field of his job, he asked what music i liked and where in the world i would like to visit again,during asking me these questions i had the injection and that's all i can remember,until i came round then i heard there was complications my op was supposed to have take 45 mins tops but i was in there for more than 3 hours the surgeon had told my wife he had not seen scaring damage so bad and nearly had to stop half way through the operation because he had troble reconnecting the tubes he had done vasectomy,s and reversels before but not like this.After i came roung i found myself in my bed, i had paid private to have the operation so i suppose i knew i was going to be well looked after anyway the nurses and doctors came round and i was aloud to go home after i had my checks.When i got home i went to bed that's when i suppose i started to feel the pain of the operation ie bad bruising swelling and my stomach ached were the surgery was more evasive.I,ve had a week off work so going back on monday we were told to think about giving a sperm sample either in 1 month or 3 months we have decided on 3 months,my wife is very excited already we have 2 beautiful daughters aged 8 and 14,we hope we are successful will let you know the outcome

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      shazwellyn 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Drinnt... I am so happy and grateful that you have written such a wonderful and comprehensive account of your experience. It seems that everything went swimmingly well! What a great advocate for others to read. Thank you, thank you and thank you.

      Good luck and have a long healthy life!

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      DRINNT 5 years ago

      I had a traditional “closed” vasectomy on Friday 4/6/12. My procedure was done by a middle aged, male Urologist that I had experience with and trusted. That was important for me, to trust and have a bond with the doctor. Feeling a bond related to my confidence that he would do his best for me. Before my procedure I discussed my last minute concerns with my doctor and my wife regarding an open-ended vasectomy vs a closed vasectomy. An open-ended vasectomy is where they leave the tube that goes to the testicle open (non-clamped). The theory is it will relieve the backpressure of built up sperm in the testicle but there are other risks associated with fluids leaking into the testicle. My doctor preferred the closed method and ultimately though I preferred the open-ended vasectomy I was comfortable with my doctor’s confidence that the closed vasectomy would work for me. I am 39, at ideal weight and in great physical shape.

      The procedure itself was a piece of cake. Going into it I was nervous ALL DAY. I just wanted it done. Whatever pain and discomfort I had to go through I just wanted to get it over with, the anticipation was way worse than the event. Even though I knew that I still had a hard time relaxing and found that sharing my anxiety in detail with friends and family really helped. Plus you can really get to know your friends and family by how well they support you in a time of crisis. Once I got in the room, which was nice and warm, my doctor prepped me. He is a very happy and funny guy so I was really relaxed. I kept my phone and ipod so I could listen to music and text friends during the procedure to distract me.

      The procedure started with my doctor handling my testicles to locate the tubes he would cut. He tugged, squeezed and manipulated gently and made little marks with a surgical marker. I could feel all that, but other than having another person pulling on your balls that was the only weird sensation. Once he located the tubes he put one finger behind my testicle and wrapped his hand around the rest of it to lift and pinch the tube, that came with a little pressure. Once he had the tube in his hand he injected the anesthetic. The pinch was less than giving blood and about 10% of what you feel when you get bit by a mosquito. It burned slightly and a dull ache spread up the tube into my abdomen and faded just as quickly. Less than a minute later he started the procedure. I felt NOTHING. The other side went just as quickly. When he numbed the second side there was a bit more ache from the anesthetic that faded just as quickly though.

      Through the procedure I found that my tension was creating more anxiety and sensitivity than the actual work being done. So when I found myself tensing up I would take a deep breath, relax and force myself to converse with the doctor. Once I relaxed I realized that I was feeling absolutely NOTHING and everything would be fine. My doctor was awesome, he told jokes, talked about real stuff, talked about his experiences doing vasectomies and together we made light of my fears which really helped me. During the procedure I was telling him things I read online and he would put them at ease. At one point I told him how one report said a guy felt nothing on one side and everything on the second side. He laughed and said, “that guy probably pissed off his doctor so the doctor used a placebo to numb the second side.” Though I doubt that was the case we had a good laugh. Shortly afterwards I thanked him for being so great, that I was really impressed with how good he was and to please do his best. He thanked me and continued his work. LOL Can’t hurt to ask for what you want when your balls are in someone else’s hands AND cut open, right?

      Once he was done I got up and put on my jock strap. I was really amazed at how I felt NOTHING during the procedure. I had the no-scalpel procedure and one stitch on each side. I read hours of horror stories and success stories on the web and was convinced that I would at least have some moderate discomfort at times during the procedure. But nothing! As I got up my balls were still numb and it was even numb down my inner thigh a little. My doctor and I talked aftercare and then I walked out normally and drove home with my wife. Much to my surprise, in addition to all the usual instructions on laying low and avoiding strenuous activity my doctor said I could have sex any time I felt up to the task, even as soon as that night! I questioned him on that and his response was, “well you will have a hard time maneuvering comfortably but you certainly cannot hurt anything so it’s totally your call.”

      The worst sensation after the procedure was having my testicles jammed up against my body by the jock strap. I have always hated the sensation of my balls being bunched up to my body and this was more forceful, it was uncomfortable but not painful. I went home, took a shower and iced my balls for 20 minutes at a time with a 40 minute break and took 500mg of extra strength Tylenol. I laid on the couch the rest of the night, switched to tight underwear and went to bed.

      The day after I noticed definite feelings of being bruised deep inside where the testicles meet the shaft of the penis and the pubic bone. It was really sore so the ice helped a lot, as did the Tylenol. As the day wore on things felt better. My wife hung out with me on the couch all day and as I got aroused several times through the day we did end up having sex and it was gentle but great! I continued to ice that day and went to bed.

      Day 2 I repeated the same procedure, shower, ice on and ice off. My wife and I did end up having sex again on day 2. A couple times actually. Not kidding. After I felt the bruising a little more on the right but ice on and ice off took care of that and by bedtime I felt relatively great.

      Day 3 I woke up to mild irritation / bruising feelings on both sides but much less than day 1 and day 2. I showered, put on my jock strap, took my Tylenol and drove to work where I sit all day at a desk. I’ll be taking it easy, going home tonight and hitting the couch. I plan on ice every night this week and wearing the jock strap all week as well. Once I feel all better I’ll continue the routine for a couple days just to be safe and then slowly resume my normal lifestyle.

      All in all so FAR my experience has been A+

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      shazwellyn 5 years ago from Great Britain

      diveman - I really do think that, for you, this sorry situation will be a long last resolved. You are in good hands, obviously :)

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      diveman_10 5 years ago

      I have finally exhausted all conservative (non-surgical) measures with my post vasectomy pain syndrome (PVPS). It has been more than a year now (13 + months) and I am still in pain. The urologist that has been seeing me has exhausted all of his medical knowledge on what would reduce my pain and is now referring me to a world-class surgeon in the Orlando, Florida area. With this surgeons help I will be deciding what procedure is right for me and if I am willing to take additional risks with another surgery. Only time will tell if I fully recover.

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      shazwellyn 6 years ago from Great Britain

      I do care diveman. That is why I have kept your post open for everyone to read. This action substantiates an unbiased view and availability for people to have an informed choice.

      You have been unlucky, but it could have been different and, you are the minority. However, I understand that when something bad happens to you, it really does blur the statistical facts. It is terrible for you. You have suffered.

      From my heart, I really do wish you great healing, health and happiness. Please look forward to the day that this will be the case. You need to look to being positive about your individual situation - I know it is hard - but life is for living and the suffering and anger need to stop as it hinders your recovery. I hope that writing your feelings down in this post will help you to cleanse yourself so the healing can begin.

      The power of positive thought has a greater proven effect than people realise.

      I wish you blessings, love, health and healing that will lead you toward a happier life. I really do. x

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      diveman_10 6 years ago

      If this would have happened to your husband would you still be promoting how great it is to get a vasectomy? I think not. You would be trying to do the same thing that I am doing and warning unsuspecting men about the inherent risks of this procedure. But you and your spouse are not out of the woods yet. Try reading and see what my come to pass. Heaven forbid that something does happen but if and when it does don't say why us.

      As for walking across the road and getting knocked down, I would have rather been ran completely over by a semi truck and have died than have to live with the chronic debilitating pain that I endure everyday. If I sit I am in pain, if I walk I am in pain, if I exercise, well that is a thing of the past and I am only 41 years old. I now get to live like I am 80 years old for the next 40 to 50 plus years with the constant reminder of how I was only a minor casualty (a few percentage points out of a hundred) of "such a simple & easy procedure" that every man should go through because now its his responsibility to take care of the birth control since we have decided to stop having children. Now keep this in mind, if I were a selfish inconsiderate sexists man I would never have had a vasectomy. I would have told my wife that she is a woman and it is her responsibility to manage not getting pregnant, but I didn’t. I did what most men are doing and getting the condescending phrase “snip, snip” done. But just like you, people don’t care and no one wants to listen to what could go wrong as long as it does not affect there peace of mind. I am considered an acceptable level of casualty of a simple procedure gone wrong. If I had truly had the consequences explained to me I would have contently used condoms until my wife reached menopause (she is premenopausal already). If I had been told that there was an increase risk of autoimmune issues prior to the procedure I would never have done it. I already have autoimmune issues and don’t need more to complicate my life. Neither the doctor nor the pamphlet ever mentioned this or PVPS. I find it unethical to have not released information that would have helped me make a more informed decision prior to my procedure.

      Now I get to pay for additional procedures to help get back what used to be a normal life. How do I explain to my 9 year old twins (boy & girl) why daddy can’t do what all their friends’ daddies can do? And even if I do explain it to them, they are still cheated out of part of their childhood because I can not do what I should be able to do. See, it’s not so simple when you start looking at how my family is cheated out of living our dreams. This is just the beginning of the hell I will get to endure, loss of income, lack of ability to pay for college for my kids, loss of retirement, loss of libido which could cost me my family because I can’t do my “husbandly duty”. A disability check doesn’t provide much of a lifestyle for a middle class family. But hay, it’s just a few guys out of a hundred, and its not my family so who cares, right.

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      shazwellyn 6 years ago from Great Britain

      I am sorry to hear this diveman and wish you a full recovery soon.

      On a positive note, this only happens to a small amount of men, as a percentage. I knowt that doesn't help to console you but in every operation, there are risks. In every walk of life there are risks too - you can walk across the road and get knocked down.

      The truth is most men have a full recovery with an active sex life.

      I wish you healing and love.

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      diveman_10 6 years ago

      It has been more than 9 months and I am still in pain. I am know seeing a pain specialist. I have had 2 nerve blockers done (cortisone shoot into the vas. tube)and I am still in pain. Had I know then what I know now I would never have had it done. Worst decision of my life. I regret ever entertaining the idea. Had I know what PVPS (post vasectomy pain syndrome) was I would have ran for the hills. I thought that it would only happen to other people not me. Not only am I in pain but it has also affected my sex drive. I could care less about sex now (double whammy). About the only time we have sex is when she begs for it. Regret doesn't even begin to explain what I feel. "Don't break what isn't broken".

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      shazwellyn 6 years ago from Great Britain

      I am sorry to hear your story. You have been unlucky - the vast majority of men that I have come across have been happy and grateful. I have a good feeling that you will make a full recovery within the next year - I wish this so for you :)

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      diveman_10 6 years ago

      A vasectomy was the worst decision that I have ever made. Had I done extensive research before I had the procedure I would not have had it done. 4 1/2 months after the procedure and I still have complications. 1 out of 100 guys never recover from the pain of a vasectomy (read the fine print on your pamphlet). That might not seem that high of a number but if you are that “1” then your quality of life is ruined. I personally know 7 guys that have had a vasectomy. Out of those 7, 3 guys had problems/complications from their procedures, but I thought that they must be the exception to the rule. The other 4 guys had no problems from their vasectomy but only one said that it was the best decision that he had ever made. I now have what I would call large scare tissue (about the size of a small jelly bean) on one sides of my scrotum form the incisions. I felt the incision from the scalpel and had to have additional shots to numb my scrotum. For what ever reason, I had injections into each of my testicles (I have found no-one that can explain this to me). My bruising was the worst bruising I have ever had in my entire life (even compared to broken blood vessels from football). I developed a hematoma from the procedure. The procedure even aggravated a varicocele that I didn’t have previous pain form. No one wants to talk about all the changes in your life that you have to do after the procedure (for example; permanent change to your underwear, you have to wear an athletic supporter the rest of your life, my wife never had to change her style of underwear because of childbirth, other than her underwear style keeps getting bigger). Funny how all the women think that it’s the greatest thing for "them" and there husband, they are not the ones going through the procedure so you should give very little weight to what they have to say about the procedure. The scrotum was never intended to be traumatized, EVER. If a doctor has to give you a pill to help you “feel” better about going through a procedure then that should have been a warring sign to me that something is just not right. The most discerning part is my sex life has not improved at all; the frequency has gone down by 50% and it was not what I would have called great before. That was not the result I was looking for. What I thought was going to be an act of love (doing something you don’t want to do for someone else) turned out to be an act of utter regret. If you are considering a vasectomy then do your do-diligence before you pull the trigger.

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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Stay home mommy - this is a great point to make! Problems are an over exaggerated rarity. You have to be very unlucky for these problems.

      Thanks for reading - I would recommend a vasectomy to any guy! x

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      stay_home_mommy3 7 years ago

      A husband of a friend had this surgery done a couple of years ago. For him, there were problems, but that is NOT the normal case. Many of these surgeries go off with no problems! Sadly, normal surgeries don't ever get written about because they went well, while the ones who have had problems make the headlines...

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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Sterling Sage... Hurray for a guy like you! Well done for telling this as it is! Encourage those men to make the right choices for them - not for anyone else! *applause* x

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      Sterling Sage 7 years ago from California

      I had a vasectomy about a year ago. The only regret I have is that I didn't have it done sooner.

      Sex is better than ever, and everything works exactly the way it did before.

      I did have some pain during the healing process, but it was manageable. It sort of came and went for a while, eventually fading away. It never hurts anymore.

      I would definitely recommend a vasectomy for any man who doesn't want to have children. And don't let anyone tell you what you really want. If you've carefully thought it through yourself, have the courage of your convictions and don't take no for an answer.

      Contrary to popular belief, there is absolutely no good reason to have children if you don't want them. Real men use their heads and do what they know is best!

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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Im glad you liked it. There are all too many stories on the internet that scare monger. If you put this into proportion, they are very minimal.

      Most good stories aren't reported - people like bad news for some reason! I hope that these stories will inspire more men to have it done - it isn't as bad as most men think!

      Thanks for reading - hopefully it might be something you might consider Marco? x

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      marcofratelli 7 years ago from Australia

      Thanks for a pretty detailed and frank account of what is involved with a vasectomy. Very interesting (and initially cautious) reading!!