What are the Risks Associated With Vasectomy?
Vasectomy is a very safe procedure and have very little side effects if any. However, one of the major concern in vasectomy is that the person undergoing the procedure may change his mind later on due to any reason and request reversal of vasectomy. In such a case it is possible to reverse the process, however there is guarantee that this will succeed. In some cases of vasectomy reversal it may not be successful. The cost of vasectomy reversal is also much higher compare to vasectomy, as well as complicated. Although you have options to father a child after vasectomy, such as vasectomy reversal, in-vitro fertilization after collecting sperms etc. But it is important to be certain that you do not want any child afterward, before undergoing vasectomy.ID-10030161
Side effects or complications after vasectomy are rare and most men do not have any side effects after the procedure. However, certain side effects are possible, such as
Blood clot (known as hematoma) due to bleeding in scrotum after vasectomy
Mild pain, swelling or discomfort after the procedure
Bruising at surgery site
Rarely, there may be infection at surgery site
Some side effects or complications after vasectomy may be delayed or develop later on and include,
Failure of vasectomy surgical procedure, i.e. pregnancy may occur after the procedure (and after 20-30 ejaculations), although extremely rare.
Chronic pain in scrotal area, although very rare (but possible)
There may be buildup of fluid in testicles leading to dull aching pain that increase during ejaculation
There may be granuloma formation due to leaking sperms and inflammation
Hydrocele (fluid in scrotal sac) may develop rarely
Development of spermatocele in epididymis (the small tube that transport sperms)
All the side effects or complications mentioned above are very rare and most men undergoing vasectomy usually do not have any complications or side effects.
Myths associated with vasectomy:
There are several myths associated with vasectomy. You should have clear idea about the myths associated with vasectomy. Myths include,
Vasectomy can affect your sexual performance: there is no scientific basis of this myth. There is no effect on sex drive, sexual performance or masculinity, other than preventing you from becoming a father in future. There is study that proves vasectomy affect sexual performance.
Vasectomy causes severe pain during the procedure: severe pain does not occur during vasectomy (extremely rare if any). With any surgical procedure there is always some pain and vasectomy is also may cause minor pain, but not severe pain.
Vasectomy can cause permanent damage to sexual organs: again this myth is unfounded. There is practically no risk of damage or injury to testicles, penis etc. during vasectomy.
Vasectomy increase risk of certain diseases such as heart disease, cancer: previously some experts though that there is a possibility of higher cases of testicular cancer after vasectomy. But no such link has been found in any study. There is also no link between vasectomy and increased heart disease.