Vasectomy is a male sterilization by a surgical technique. During this section and ligation of the vas deferens (structure through which sperm reach mixed with the semen) it is performed.
When vasectomy is effective
The effectiveness of vasectomy procedure is checked with the completion of a semen analysis at 2-3 months after surgery. Until then they must continue to use other contraceptive methods because vasectomy is not yet safe. Whether to continue using contraception in this analysis still persist sperm and semen repeat monthly, until the desired result, ie, the total absence of sperm.
In fact, sperm analysis after surgery may even appear until 8 months. If after this period has not been standardized, the patient should request a review with the expert in urology to evaluate the reoperation.
On the other hand, there may be reversible vasectomy, but not always. should not request the intervention if the patient is certain to want more offspring. Nor it is recommended to be practiced males under 30 years and to realize it is advisable have had 2 children.
What is no - scalpel vasectomy
This is a technique developed in China and introduced in US. by Dr. Goldstein. The aim is to carry out the intervention with minimal trauma, minimal complications and maximum speed. Thus mosquito forceps with sharp tips used to avoid the incision with a scalpel, getting a minor wound, less bleeding and generates less discomfort.
Pre and post vasectomy
Vasectomy Before shaving the scrotal sac and conducting analytical testing is recommended coagulation. After the surgery should be performed daily wound care and intake of an analgesic / anti-inflammatory treatment.
No side effects in the short or long term usually occur in a vasectomy, although some techniques other fibrotic reactions that could potentially cause discomfort occur. Possible risks when making intervention are bleeding or infection, things that occur with very low frequency.