A Vasectomy is a procedure that is performed as a form of permanent contraception. It is also known as male sterilisation. The small tubes in your scrotum that are responsible for carrying sperms, are cut off or blocked so that sperm cannot leave the body to cause pregnancy. The procedure is very quick and extremely effective at preventing pregnancy.
The main goal for a vasectomy is for men to not have no sperm in his ejaculate so that when he ejaculates, he doesn’t make the woman pregnant.
During the procedure, you will be put under local anesthesia and Dr Singh will make two small incisions on either side of the scrotum, allowing him access to the vas deferens, a thick-walled tube where sperm cells are transported from the epididymis where they are then stored prior to ejaculation. He will then cut and seal the tubes, preventing sperm from reaching the urethra.
Vasectomy is a highly effective procedure, although it can take up to three months for it to be safe to have unprotected sex, as existing sperm needs to leave the body first. Dr Singh will perform a semen analysis and advise you when you are able to have unprotected sex.
After the vasectomy procedure, you may have some bruising, swelling and experience some pain. You will be advised to bandage and wear tightfitting underwear for at least 48 hours after the vasectomy procedure, to support your scrotum. Put ice packs or something cold on the scrotum for about 15 minutes, for two days. It usually gets better within a few days. Rest for a day or so and you should completely recover in less than a week. It is advisable that you should have the procedure done on a Friday so that you are able to rest and go back to work on monday.