Myth 1: Getting a vasectomy is painful—maybe even dangerous.
99% of my patients tolerate vasectomy really well – that’s why I don’t offer sedation or general anaesthesia. This saves on cost and your immediate recovery means you can drive home straight after the procedure.The most painful part is the local anaesthesia and this is really just a small prick rating about 2/10 on the pain scale. There will be some tugging and pulling but again this causes minimal discomfort.Most vasectomies take about 10-15 minutes and you are good to go!
Myth 2: I won’t be able to get an erection or have an orgasm.
The site of a vasectomy is in the scrotum, a long way from the penis and the blood vessels that create an erection. Studies show that men who have a vasectomy report no change in their libido or their ability to have an erection or an orgasm.
Myth 3: Vasectomy causes prostate cancer.
This myth started in the 1990s but has since been completely disproven. The American Urological Association reviewed all the data and weighed in to say that vasectomy does NOT cause prostate cancer.
Myth 4: Vasectomy is the same as castration.
Castration is the removal of the testicles. Yep – we’re not doing that!!As described in myth 2, vasectomy only affects the tube the sperm travels through, so your testicles remain intact and totally unharmed.
Myth 5: My sperm will build up and my balls will explode.
After a vasectomy, your body continues to produce sperm. By performing the open-ended technique there is no build up of sperm and it is released out into the scrotum and resorbed by the body.Even prior to using the open-ended technique, when the vas deferens was tied off, the sperm was still resorbed although it may have cause a bit of discomfort from congestion.
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