Thursday, March 17, 2011

Can men experience a "blow-out" post-vasectomy?


I thought I knew a lot about health and reproductive health. How widespread is it that men have pain and disability post-vasectomy? I am not for or against the procedure. I do believe, however, that we should be educated about all aspects of risk if there are risks.

15 comments:

LL said...

ouch!

Allinone69 said...

Well if that wasn't the kick in the nuts I needed to jumpstart my day! :(

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

eeeeeeewwwwww! OUCH!

The Watcher said...

This is a first - a sympathetic pain reaction to something that was NOT a video on Failblog.

My eyes are STILL watering, and I may not be able to uncross my legs.

Euripides said...

Opus, you have succeeded in getting all the men in the room to cross their legs....

Opus #6 said...

Apologies all around. But I think it is worth learning about this difficult topic for you guy's sake.

Doom said...

Not for or against vasectomy? How do you feel about unneeded hysterectomy? I suppose, the guys the get it... Just like the women who choose that... My best friend got one of those years ago, decades ago. Still, he has learned not to bring the topic up with me. His excuses are weak, and with a dying Western Civ, I hand him his part of the dues. Not dying so much as dead and doesn't quite know it yet.

fuzzys dad said...

I had thought about this is the past.
I am glad I backed out.YIPES!!

Debbie said...

Men will experience discomfort for a day or so, tenderness, maybe some swelling, but that's it.

After the vasectomy, all their equipment functions just as it did prior to the procedure.

A vasectomy is a very simple procedure, is much less invasive than a hysterectomy, and has fewer chance of complications than hysterectomy and much less recuperation time.

For families that don't want children or don't want any more children, it is a much preferred procedure for the man to get a vasectomy than for the woman to get a hysterectomy. Except ...

Men are more squeamish and generally prefer to let the woman suffer, ha. They "fear" that their equipment won't work as well, or that they won't be as 'manly', but that's just silly.

Plus a vasectomy is cheaper.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Opus #6 said...

Debbie, my only question remains, what happens to the millions of sperm produced each day, if they do not exit the tubules?

The_Kid said...

Opus, Your question to Debbie is a good one. Makes me wonder about prostate health. Anyway, a little chuckler - back when we were working with the animal shelter, we were back seeing the vet who was doing a neutering and mentioned if I wanted one they were free that do. I told her I had a couple things to do first and could I come back in a few centuries.

Teresa said...

"Debbie, my only question remains, what happens to the millions of sperm produced each day, if they do not exit the tubules?"

Maybe the sperm dries up? Or maybe they get backed up in the male's system? That might be what causes them pain after having a vasectomy?

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

The Watcher said...

If I remember my Human Anatomy and Physiology class right, eventually, any of the 'little swimmers' end up being broken down - what can be is reabsorbed into the body and re-used, what can't be is flushed out through the usual channels (bloodstream, then urine or feces).

Toyin O. said...

Very informative, thanks for sharing:)

Debbie said...

Does it work immediately?

No, any vasectomy does not make you sterile right away, and you'll want to continue using some other means to guard against pregnancy until your doctor tells you otherwise. Immediately after a vasectomy, active sperm remain in the semen for a period of time. It may take 15 to 20 ejaculations and several weeks before your semen is free of sperm. Your doctor will test the semen, perhaps several times over several weeks, and let you know when you can safely consider the vasectomy to be complete. This may be as long as two months.

What happens to the sperm?

This is a mystery to some people, but the answer is both normal and natural. The body absorbs unused sperm cells normally - whether or nor you've had a vasectomy. After the procedure, the testicles will continue to produce sperm, but they will not leave the body in the semen. They dissolve and are simply and naturally absorbed by the body.

http://www.vasectomy.com/ArticleDetail.asp?siteid=V&ArticleId=4

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com