Is there any discomfort during the procedure?
Before the vasectomy you will not need any sedatives, but a medication for mild relaxation is an option if you would prefer. We will offer to arrange a prescription for you to take prior to the procedure because we have found it is helpful for some patients to feel more relaxed. If you choose this option, you will need someone to accompany you and drive you to and from the clinic. No-Scalpel No-Needle Vasectomy is virtually painless. Afterwards you will likely be sore for a couple of days and should take a mild analgesic. The discomfort is less with the no-scalpel technique because there is minimal injury to the tissues.
How soon after my vasectomy can I go back to work?
You should not do any heavy physical labor for seven days after your vasectomy. If your job does not involve this kind of work, you can go back to work sooner.
Does vasectomy cause erectile dysfunction?
Vasectomies are minimally invasive and are not known to cause any erectile dysfunction issues.
Will the vasectomy change me sexually?
The only thing that will change is that you will not be able to make your partner pregnant. Your body will continue to produce the hormones that make you a man. You will have the same amount of semen.
Vasectomy won’t change your voice, beard, your muscles, your sex drive, your erections, or your climaxes. Some men say that without the worry of accidental pregnancy and the bother of other birth control methods, sex is more relaxed and enjoyable than before.
Does No-Scalpel Vasectomy work?
NSV is extremely effective! In fact, the success rate of vasectomy in our clinics has been better than 99.9%, which is amongst the highest in North America. Our Dallas vasectomy clinic offers the same procedure with Dr McAuliff.
Will I be sterile right away?
No, after a vasectomy, there are always some active sperm in your system. It usually takes 2-3 months plus 20 ejaculations to clear them. You and your partner should use some other form of birth control until a semen test confirms that your semen is sperm free.