Vasectomy

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  1. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    No, I got it. I just want to put your mind at ease that the most uncomfortable part of my surgical experience had nothing to do with the actual surgery. If you go no-scalpel, have a competent doctor and follow the post surgery directions you generally will have a pretty easy experience. There are rare complications, but again, they are rare.
     
  2. JM4CY

    JM4CY Well-Known Member

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    I actually might enjoy my return trip to the doc then.
     
  3. Antihawk240

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    That's funny. I asked my wife to help out too and she laughed, rolled her eyes and walked away. Then when I get home after the test she's pulls off a surprise party for me. It must have guilted her into it.
     
  4. kirk89gt

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    A lot of sage advice. Approaching the one year post procedure. If you look on the web you will see probably more horror stories than not. From what I found, there were two camps that I could identify: 1. worst experience ever, and 2. no big deal. Contemplated the decision for some time before finally going ahead with it. Tips to consider (some may already have been mentioned):

    If possible, choose the Urologist and scalpeless route. This is huge. From the data I gathered, the ones that had issues more times than not went with a GP that did things the old fashioned way (google it to see what that procedure consists of).

    Go extra conservative on the local. Again, looking at others experiences, you hear about the tugging and pulling, and feeling in your stomach. Even if you can't feel the needle poke anymore, a little more to deaden the area real good will pay dividends. For mine I read a magazine the entire time of the procedure (~30 minutes) cracking jokes the entire time. Didn't feel a thing. Even had a student nurse observer that made the whole thing a little more bearable. Only thing that was a little unsettling was the smell of burning skin when they cauterized the tubes.

    Wear a jockstrap (in fact buy an extra one) so you can wash one and wear one. My doctor provided me with one of them, I bought the other in addition to some boxer briefs. Support is crucial in the week or so post procedure.

    Could have drove home, chose to have the wife do it. I got the pain pills and took one. Made me feel a little loopy, didn't take another one, and honestly didn't need them. Barely even took any Tylenol. Took it easy for one day and did the peas (two bags of them so you can alternate works well) and was back outside on day two staining my fence (lots of up and down leg squats) with no real pain. Some discomfort, but not unbearable.

    The worst pain for me was at the site where they put the stitches in. As the skin grew back and stretched there was some discomfort with the stitches stretching with them, but once a week had passed a quick snip with a scissors made that all go away.

    My doc wouldn't even take a sample until the 10 week mark. My doc said almost 50% of patients don't follow up with a sample to ensure a successful procedure. Personal choice I guess, but why risk it. And no monkey business for the first 10 days post procedure. After the 10 days, your goal is to hit your follow up sample with a "clear" mark and this could mean an increase in the frequency of your adult time to make this happen (SCORE!).

    This far out now, every once in awhile I will still get a slight twinge (like someone tapped me in the area), but it is pretty rare and hardly worth mentioning.

    In the end I am glad I did it. No more store bought birth control and all the hassles / complications that go with it.
     
  5. JM4CY

    JM4CY Well-Known Member

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    I like to shake your hand my good sir. Much abligded.
     
  6. 00clone

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    I considered asking the doc if a little spit in the sample was okay, thought better of it.
     
  7. AllIn

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    Do it prior to a weekend, make a bag of frozen peas your best friend for 48 hours and you should be good. Had mine done 15 years ago, no performance issues :smile:
     
  8. FarminCy

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    I knew I was done but she wasn't sure she wanted to close that door. When the doctor asked her if she wanted her tubes tied while getting ready to cut her open she started crying and said yes. I told doctor not to and he didn't. When our last was almost 2 she realized our family was complete. Sure we could have saved a procedure but I wasn't going to make her make a decision she wasn't ready to make at a time she's already insanely emotional. Plus I got three days of no kids and lounging on the couch out of it!!!!
     
  9. Three4Cy

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    Had this done on a Thursday, incredibly easy surgery. The pain consisted of the needle before the surgery and some initial pain that night. I didn't use the prescription at all and took two Tylenol before bed. On Friday, got up drove my kids to school and then got home and slept for 4 hours. After that, felt pretty good and only got better over the weekend. Make sure your doctor gives you plenty of gauze because you will need it. I just took my sample in after the two month waiting period, came back a big fat 0 in the count. I will say it was the best $10 I've ever spent at the doctors office.
     
  10. 00clone

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    Uhh, not always...I had no bleeding after I got home.
     
  11. Gonzo

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    Everybody's experience is different. I see guys say they were golfing two days later or fine after the weekend. Not the case for me at all. I didn't have any complications during the procedure, scalpel free, everything went fine. But I was down for the count for no less than a week. A week later I tried some light shoveling and was grounded again for three days. Just felt like a constant graze of the nuts. Was not fun.

    But I may just be a p*ss.
     
  12. 00clone

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    Iowa State fans have much tougher nuts from the constant abuse.
     
  13. cmjh10

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    I hate these threads, makes the boys feel all weird.
     
  14. cyclonenation5

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    As a 20-year old this thread is both amusing and depressing to me. Best of luck OP!
     
  15. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    This is more appropriate.......

    [video=youtube;nuHfVn_cfHU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuHfVn_cfHU[/video]
     
  16. cycloner29

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    The worst part was having a female nurse assistant come in and having to shave the fellas. No pain, bag of ice and back to work. Very small incision with no blood.
     
  17. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Just a Man in the Middle
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    I already used that one today, gotta shake things up.
     
  18. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

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    Cripes, that seems like a bad time to ask a woman a life-changing decision.
     
  19. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Just a Man in the Middle
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    To be fair there's never really a good time to ask a woman anything.
     
  20. FarminCy

    FarminCy Well-Known Member

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    It seems to be a fairly common question with c sections. We got asked with all of them and i know others had the same thing happen. But agree it's a crazy time to ask but I understand why they do.
     

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