A vasectomy is a procedure to tie the vans deferens, located in the testicle. This causes sterility.
Also Known As:
- Male sterilization
- Birth control surgery
Conditions Treated with a Vasectomy:
A vasectomy is utilized in order to prevent future impregnation by a male.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to a vasectomy.
Anesthesia with a Vasectomy:
A vasectomy is performed with a local anesthetic.
Potential Complications from a Vasectomy:
Possible risks following a vasectomy include infection, bleeding, bruising, swelling and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. Pain and negative psychological effects are also possible.
Prognosis after a Vasectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following a vasectomy is excellent.
Recovery from a Vasectomy:
The total recovery time following a vasectomy is three to five days.