Ejaculation after vasectomy

Will your ejaculations be different after a vasectomy? This article explains will and won’t change following procedure.

Post vasectomy sperm count

A vasectomy is not considered successful until lab tests prove a man has no sperm present in his semen. In this article we discuss when you need to have a sperm test after a vasectomy and why it’s necessary.

Orgasms after vasectomy

Many men worry that their orgasm will change after a vasectomy. Learn why concerns over a “weak orgasm” are understandable but unfounded.

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Can a vasectomy reverse itself?

What are the chances that a vasectomy could “reverse itself” and allow a pregnancy to occur? This is one of the top questions men (and women) have about the vasectomy procedure. The short answer is that even though it’s technically possible for a vasectomy to spontaneously reverse, it is extremely rare. How can a vasectomy reverse itself? An unintended post-vasectomy reversal is known as a recanalization. Recanalization is a process in which sperm regains the ability to enter a man’s semen after a vasectomy, resulting in the remote possibility of pregnancy. We discuss recanalization in more detail below and also in this article. Harvard Medical School reports that recanalization occurs in approximately 1 in 4000 vasectomies. This figure will vary from source to source, but the bottom line is that recanalization is a very uncommon event. …

Pregnancy after vasectomy?

Is it possible to get pregnant after a vasectomy? What are the risks your operation will fail and result in a pregnancy?

Vasectomy failure rate

What are the odds your vasectomy will fail? Learn everything you need to know about vasectomy failure rates in this article.

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Vasectomy Jokes

A collection of vasectomy jokes and anecdotes we’ve collected over the years. Some content may not be suitable for younger readers. Vacation Emergency A man pulls up to the medical clinic, leaving his wife and kids in the car, and races inside. “We’re leaving on vacation, and my wife says I need to be vasectomized immediately!” The doctor is surprised, but makes the guy happy. Snip, snip, and it’s done. So the guy shuffles back to the car and gingerly lowers himself back into the driver’s seat. “So, are you vaccinated, then?” asks his wife. Rejected Hallmark Card Greeting Happy Vasectomy! Hope you feel zippy! ‘Cause when I had mine I got real snippy. Redneck Vasectomy After having their 11th child, an …

Penis Owner’s Manual

Welcome to the world-wide family of penis owners. We trust that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free service from yours. To help ensure that you will, we encourage you to familiarise yourself with the following equipment descriptions, operating instructions and maintenance requirements.   Body and Interior Specifications (All Model Years) PENIS Average length and diameter (flaccid) 3.5 x 1.25 inches Average length and diameter (erect) 5.1 x 1.6 inches Average percent increase in volume, flaccid to erect 300% (wow!) Longest medically recorded erection 12 inches Amount of blood in erect penis 8 to 10 x normal Average erections per night (while sleeping) 5 Average duration of each nocturnal erection 20 to 30 minutes Estimated replacement value (good condition) £50,000 …

Do It Yourself Vasectomy Kit (Vasectomy Humor)

The following is the content of an auction that was (quite justifiably) pulled from eBay after about a day. We were asleep when it got pulled, so we have no idea if it received any bids, nor how many hits it got. So you’ve decided not to breed. A wise choice–just ask anyone. But sterilization surgeries can be costly. And think of the risk! There must be a way to remove yourself from the gene pool without the inconvenience of visiting a licensed medical professional. Eureka! Imaginary Friends have the solution with Home Vasectomy Kit®! A good anesthetic (not included) is essential to any successful, enjoyable home surgery. Two good anesthetics are better than one (still not included). Slow down …

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Childfree Testimonials

Men with kids don’t usually have a problem getting a doctor to perform a vasectomy, but those of us who are childfree often encounter doctors that are unwilling and unhelpful. This page of a collection of quotes from childfree visitors. Check out childfree vasectomy stories in our Personal experiences section. The collection is quite large now! Submitted September 1 2000: “If you have no kids and want no kids, go for it! People will tell you you’ll change your mind. Maybe you will — but I didn’t! No kids = no responsibility for little diaper wearing fiends!” Submitted June 27, 2000: “At the age of 34 I decided that it was time to get snipped. I wasn’t sure how I’d …

Vasectomy Difficulties and Complications (1959 Paper by Dr. P. S. Jhaver)

Note: This article was originally published in the early 1959. While some information may still be relevant today, it does not necessarily represent a modern understanding of vasectomy and should be viewed primarily as a historical reference.  By Dr. P S Jhaver M.S., F.I.C.S. Originally published in the Journal of Indian Medical Association, March 1959. Vol. 32 No. 5 Experimental vasectomy dates back to eighteen hundred and thirty. As a clinical procedure it came into use in the later part of the nineteenth century. It was first used for the treatment of senile enlargement of the prostrate. Oschner (1890) suggested the possibility of the operation for eugenic application. Sharp (1937) practised it for eugenic purposes. It is used for the prevention of ascending or …

VasClip & Pro-Vas

VasClip and Pro-Vas are no longer have active websites and are not supported by the majority of urologists. This page remains only for reference purposes.

Vasectomy Procedure Survey

These are the results of a non-scientific survey of visitors to Vasectomy-Information.com in which men were asked about the procedure itself. Specifically the information provided during the initial consultation with the doctor or practitioner, discomfort during the procedure, recovery and how long it took to become sterile. Information provided in pre-vasectomy consultation The first question was”What information were you given at the consultation”? Based on the newsgroup discussions, the information we feel is important is as follows: post procedure underwear. It’s important to wear supportive underwear for a week or so afterwards, and the jockstrap is the most recommended type by men. Ice. To relieve swelling in the first day or so, have an ice pack handy. Advice on what medication can, and …

Surgery and Family Planning (1960 Paper by Dr. P. S. Jhaver)

Note: This article was originally published in 1960. While some information may still be relevant today, it does not represent a modern understanding of vasectomy and should be viewed primarily as a historical document.  By Dr. P.S. Jhaver MS FICS Article originally published in the Times Of India, September 25, 1960 To have children when needed, not to have them when no more are desired, or to be able to postpone conception till the convenient time – these are the main objects aimed at by most of the people who practice family planning. Surgery can be of help in achieving all these with least inconvenience, maximum certainty and the greatest safety. In the operation of sterilization in the male, the channel, which carries …

Life Before & After Vasectomy (Comments From Our Survey)

This section is a collection of comments made by respondents to our vasectomy survey. Many of the comments were duplicates (or near duplicates) and were deleted. Also, most of the “Go get a vasectomy NOW!” comments have been removed. We’ve grouped the comments into three general categories and have tried to make sure that all views have some representation here. The topics covered within these three categories vary widely and include comments on post-vasectomy pain, sex after vasectomy, complications, etc. As no details of the person submitting the form were taken, all comments are anonymous. Considering a vasectomy (pre-vasectomy) “We do not have any children and have reached a point where we don’t want any. My wife is only in her mid 40’s …

Open Ended Vasectomy: Less Chance of Chronic Pain & Improved Reversability

A Literature Study by Kenneth D. Reda Introduction Problems with the Traditional Vasectomy Open-Ended Vasectomy Research Results Open-Ended Vasectomy Technique A No-Scalpel Open-Ended Vasectomy Advantages of the Open-Ended Vasectomy Spermatic Granulomas Concerns with the Open-Ended Vasectomy Why Is It Not More Popular How You Can Get an Open-Ended Vasectomy If Pain Persists After Vasectomy…. A Survey of No-Scalpel Vasectomy Doctors Open-ended Vasectomy Doctors Disclaimer References Introduction When I was considering vasectomy, I discovered that there is an option to either close both ends of the cut vas (traditional method), or leave the testicular end open (the open-ended method). If you read the relevant literature, you will find the latter procedure leaves the testicles relatively unaffected with improved reversibility and less …

Spermatic Cord and Vasectomy

After vasectomy, your testicles will hang (and move) the same way they did before. It’s true many diagrams suggest the vas deferens are the only things connecting our testicles to the rest of us. But in fact, the vas tubes are just one part of a complicated group of structures called the spermatic cord, which is not severed during vasectomy. These structures include arteries and veins circulating blood to and from the testes and other structures in the scrotum. This is also how testosterone made in the testicles is circulated throughout the body. The cremasteric muscles, which cause your testicles to pull up when you are cold or anxious (like on the doctor’s table), or about to ejaculate. Bunches of …

Post-Vasectomy Pain Syndrome: Common but Hidden

Anthony R. Ellis, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Psychiatry, Michigan State University Joseph E. Scherger, M.D., M.P.H., Clinical Professor Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego Authors’ Note The Internet has created new ways for patients and doctors to learn from each other and help solve clinical problems. JES became interested in PVPS when afflicted men began to ask questions of him as the Men’s Health expert on Revolution Health. Despite more than 20 years of teaching and performing vasectomies, JES was unaware of the problem of long-term pain and other symptoms after vasectomy. The anonymity provided by the Internet helps to expose problems like PVPS that are otherwise embarrassing for patients to talk about. ARE, a psychiatric physician …

MRI after vasectomy

REWRITE AND REDIRECT MRI QUESTIONS HERE From ML:- I have had a vasectomy that also utilized clips in addition to removing a section of the vas deferens and have a question concerning the clips. I am not close to the doctor any longer or would ask him but what are the clips made of and would that be of concern in the event of needing a MRI do to the strong magnetic draw? Currently, clips used for vasectomy are made of titanium which is not considered to be a contraindication for MRI scans. However, clips can be made of several different metals and depending on the era in which the clips were placed, one might not have had clips made …

Testicular torsion after vasectomy?

REWRITE AND REDIRECT ALL TESTICULAR TORSION QUESTIONS HERE   From Dale:- Hi, I had a vasectomy 15 years ago, could you tell me whether it is possible to have torsion of the testis? I believe I may have partial torsion, but surely after a vasectomy the spermatic cord wouldn’t be attached to the testis to cause this problem? Many thanks, It is possible to have testicular torsion after a vasectomy. The vasectomy procedure only divides the vas deferens and not the remainder of the spermatic cord. The remainder of the spermatic cord contains the blood vessels essential for testicular health. Torsion occurs when the blood supply to the testicle in the spermatic cord is twisted on itself, preventing the flow …

Testicles shrinking after vasectomy?

REWRITE AND REDIRECT ALL TESTICULAR SHRINKING POSTS HERE From Iain:- I am a 43 year old male in good health.  My left testicle has always been slightly smaller than my right.  I had a scalpel vasectomy performed 10 months ago. The procedure went well on my right side, but was difficult on the left.  The surgeon had to remove a fibrous tissue mass he found in the left side of my scrotum in order to get to the Vas deferens. Since then my left testicle has shrunk considerably and is sore all the time.  It is now one quarter of the size of the right.  At the recommendation of my GP, I have seen three other Urologists since and have …

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Marie Stopes Vasectomy Technique

As mentioned in the FAQ, there are basically three major procedure types, and a mixture of methods of accessing, cutting and sealing the vas deferens. The main variants being Traditional, No Scalpel (NSV) and Open Ended. There is a fourth method practiced by the Marie Stopes (MSI) clinics in various countries. The method is known as either the Marie Stopes electrocautery no-scalpel vasectomy, or Percutaneous Electrocoagulation Vasectomy technique. The link to the procedure on the MSI site is a .PDF file. There are some diagrams, but the information does not make it clear that the MSI method is different to other methods of vasectomy, and in what respects. The difference between the MSI method and other techniques, is that with the …

What is a vasectomy?

A quick overview of the vasectomy operation and a great starting point for men considering the procedure.

Pregnancy after vasectomy?

Is it possible to get pregnant after a vasectomy? What are the risks your operation will fail and result in a pregnancy?

Vasectomy vs. tubal ligation

Couples often wonder if vasectomy or tubal ligation is the best option for permanent birth control. Learn about the differences in this article.

Vasectomy failure rate

What are the odds your vasectomy will fail? Learn everything you need to know about vasectomy failure rates in this article.

The history of vasectomy

A comprehensive history of the vasectomy procedure from a political, historical, and clinical perspective.

Post vasectomy sperm count

A vasectomy is not considered successful until lab tests prove a man has no sperm present in his semen. In this article we discuss when you need to have a sperm test after a vasectomy and why it’s necessary.

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User Submitted Questions and Answers, Part 1.

We’ve compiled a very extensive list of user submitted questions and answers that Dr Karpman has so graciously provided Vasectomy-information.com. You can browse at your leisure or use the table of contents to jump to content. We have divided the questions in to multiple pages as there are just so many to provide.   Question about samples post vasectomy From Rob:- I had my vasectomy done in April 2010, the procedure went very well. I took my first ‘sample’ back to the doctor after 25 ejaculations in mid May. This sample came back negative. I took my second ‘sample’ back to the doctor after 37 ejaculations in mid June. This sample also came back negative. My question is this: since …

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Scrotal hematoma after vasectomy

A scrotal hematoma is a post-vasectomy complication in which blood pools inside the scrotum. Learn what causes it scrotal hematoma how to deal with it.

Lump after vasectomy?

There are a number of possible causes for a lump after a vasectomy. Learn what you should do if you find an unidentified mass after your procedure.

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Ejaculation after vasectomy

Will your ejaculations be different after a vasectomy? This article explains will and won’t change following procedure.

Sex drive after vasectomy

Will a vasectomy affect a man’s sex drive? Find out more about the relationship behind this common procedure and the male libido.

Orgasms after vasectomy

Many men worry that their orgasm will change after a vasectomy. Learn why concerns over a “weak orgasm” are understandable but unfounded.

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Vasectomy With Hematoma (Reader’s Experience)

I am 35 yrs old, 5’9 and 165lbs. I had the procedure done at a Planned Parenthood facility in Concord, CA. The cost was $450. I eat a regular diet and am very active. I have a very high pain tolerance and don’t mind needles. I think everyone should start with some stats.who knows, maybe there’s a pattern? Either way I think it would be informative. Question: What keeps you from banging your chick, soaks up all your sick and vacation time at work, makes you fat, makes you lose any muscle tone you may have had, gives you zits, makes you slap your cats just because you know they THOUGHT about sleeping in your lap, makes you hate John …

VasClip Vasectomy w/ Complications – A Reader’s Story

This is my first post to this website. I have recently visited this site, and found the vasectomy page both informative and useful. I had a VasClip vasectomy performed about 4 months ago. With this, I had the no scalpel technique done, to expose the vas tubes. In my mind, the no-scalpel technique, combined with the VasClip procedure, offered the most minimally-invasive procedure, with the least possible complications. I must say however, that this was not entirely the case. This story may be quite detailed and quite a bit rambling, but here goes. I did some research, and found a urologist that had done the VasClip vasectomy several times. I met with him, and he seemed pretty good, so he …

An Anonymous Vasectomy Story

This is what *worked* for me. (and worked well, I might add). I’m a 47 year old and moderately active. I got mine 48 hours ago. I got a keyhole version (one small central cut), vas were tied and cauterized. I got Novocaine (Lydocaine). That was the only *minor* pain during the operation. 20 minutes for the operation. The doctor was excellent, had done this about 1,000 times before. Wear jockey shorts, but don’t try to wear BOTH a cup AND jeans at the same time (big mistake), very uncomfortable, but I was able to slip the cup out on the way home. Local anesthetic wears off in 45 min or so, so get your meds *before* you get home. …

A Typical Vasectomy Experience

A few weeks ago I had a vasectomy. Strangely, I was less apprehensive about getting the surgery than I was about attending the consultation that preceded it a few weeks earlier. I did think occasionally about cancelling, but it was more to do with the nervousness about being sliced open than the consequences of infertility. I was led to a waiting room that was populated entirely with old people or women. Not a male even remotely close to my age in sight. I was told to strip naked and put on one of those gowns that are open on the back. I was then given a proper house coat to cover myself. I was taken to a semi-private alcove where …

Vasectomy Class at Kaiser Clinic (A Vasectomy Story)

Editor’s Note: Steve hasn’t yet had his vasectomy–he is due to have it September 1, 2005. He’s promised to update the story once he’s had his vasectomy. The reason I’m publishing the story early is that Steven feels that by doing so, it might help others contemplating a vasectomy at a Kaiser clinic by knowing about their “Vasectomy class”. I am 43 years old and am having my Vasectomy on the 1st of September 2005 at Kaiser Medical Group in San Diego, CA. Kaiser first asks you to attend a Vasectomy class, where the procedure is discussed, questions are asked and you sign your consent form. In California you have a 30 day consent that can be waived to a three …

Ben’s Vasectomy Story: A Planned Parenthood Vasectomy

I wanted to share the details of my recent vasectomy for the stories section. Mine is similar to other stories, though I am unique in that I pursued a free vas through the local Planned Parenthood, and am a recovering Sex Addict, which added some unexpected turns to surgical recovery. 3 months pre-surgery My wife and I have three kids, and though I’d like to have more, she is sure she is done. She has horribly difficult pregnancies, throwing up 8 of the 9 months, several times a day. It’s not a fun time. We barely have sex during pregnancy, if at all. She also has really severe post-partum depression, and admitted to common suicidal thoughts after each of the …

Vasectomy Story Ending in Reversal

I had vasectomy on Sept 2010 after a casual warning from my urologist that 1 out of 150 guys have some form of chronic ball aching afterwards. I felt like I was going to be the guy with no trouble since my father had a vasectomy with no problems. I figured that one inherits their genes for the male parts of the body from the father’s side and furthermore certainly not so unlucky as to be the 1 out of 150. I had about 4-6 wks of mild discomfort afterward the vasectomy but then no pain, everything was great. I was running 5 miles a day and having all kinds of carefree sex with my wife. Everything was exactly how …

Vasectomy With Complications – A Couple’s Story

Steve’s Story I’m a guy who views himself as always “doing the right thing.” I agreed to have a vasectomy in July of 1999, and share my story in the spirit of the fact that I wish I had this information before making an almost irreversible decision…. My wife’s current opinion of vasectomies can be found below. This is quite a change in attitude. I had this surgery at her insistence with misgivings… My symptoms over the last 2 1/2 years: I had a vasectomy in July, 1999. I planned to leave my job in August to join an internet start-up (I knew that my position was about to be eliminated as a result of re-organization and downsizing), and figured …

Ross’s Vasectomy Story – A Normal Experience

Well, I’ve had it done! I had it done on Thursday, and feel fine – today is Sunday. It’s very slightly sore if I move too fast, but otherwise no problems. I’m going back to work tomorrow. I’m really grateful to the group – I read all the posts avidly. It was one hell of an eye opener, and can only advise others contemplating vasectomy to do the same. I went into it knowing that both of my eyes were wide open, knowing the pro’s and con’s and having had that huge wealth of personal experience to draw on. I’m going to bore you with my experience, and how the group helped me. I had it done at my local …

Darrel’s Vasectomy Experience

The following is my vasectomy story. Please note that it is long and detailed. There is a quick timeline near the bottom for a short version, but it doesn’t go into detail as to how much pain I’ve been in. I hope people read this before having one of their own. I had a vasectomy on 12/18/03. I was pretty excited about having this done. My girlfriend of 5+ years talked to her doctor about getting a tubal ligation. We looked into a vasectomy and realized that there were less risks, local vs general anesthesia, no hospital stay, etc. so we decided for the vasectomy. I found out that there was a No-Scalpel Vasectomy with fewer risks than a regular …

An Epic Vasectomy Story

Here is my male surgical sterilization experience. I wanted to record something other than the generic, “I worried, it didn’t hurt, it turned black and blue, we tried it out and it still worked, my balls ache a bit, I am childfree, whee!” story. Repeating the mistake of Polonius, “Brevity is the soul of wit, therefore I will be brief”, my story has progressed to a significant length. But I decided to leave my cathartic ramble long and disjointed to preserve the tone of the moment as it was written, over a period of many months. It also helps to hide behind anonymity. I do not pretend that the reader cares about me, but what I write may still be …

John’s Vasectomy Story (With Two and Five-Year Updates)

I am 56, my wife is 40. I have one daughter from my 1st marriage who is 28, and 2 children with my wife, ages 10 and 6. Neither one of us wants anymore children. My wife has been on the pill since age 16. Her mother died of breast cancer when she was 8. About 4 years ago my wife switched to a new ob/gyn who started putting pressure on her to get off the pill. While she did not particularly care for this doctor, the idea of getting off the pill really appealed to her. I tried to point out that getting off the pill may not be a good idea. Also I tried to point out that …

Vasectomy Experience With Varicocele – Euan’s Story

Here is my story so far… October 15, 2002 I am 37 years old and have two kids. I have a varicocele on my left side and was assured that would not effect the operation which would be straightforward. I had my vasectomy 12 days ago. Initially after the operation I felt okay because the anesthetic was still working. However on the following day I noticed that my testicles were bruised, and I felt pain and discomfort at the bottom of my stomach at either side of my groin as if my “tubes” had been yanked violently. I went to my GP a week after the op and she gave me antibiotics as she thought the stitches on one side …

Richard’s Vasectomy Experience

Many thanks to the Web master and all of the other men who have shared their stories and provided important information to others considering a vasectomy! I am 31 days away from undergoing the procedure, so my voyage is not yet complete; however, I wish to share what I have learned so far. (I’m scheduled for the Friday before Father’s Day…kind of ironic!) The whole issue of vasectomy was something I’d never really thought about until a few months ago. I came home from work to find my wife smiling a big grin and literally rubbing her hands together. (She’d had lunch with a girlfriend whose husband recently had a vasectomy.) Still in my suit, tie and overcoat, I sheepishly …

Don’s Vasectomy Story

Several years ago, my wife gave up her fourteen years of having an Intra Uterine Device. Her experience hadn’t been perfect and any reinsertion had some risk involved. It was love/hate for me since it DID prevent pregnancy, but it had those damned nylon threads that hung out of her uterus, which I could feel. The best course of action turned out to be for me to get sterilized. Yes, that means a vasectomy! We were in perfect agreement that it was “my” turn. She was more psychologically impacted with the thought of me getting clipped, than I was. On a private, personal note, several years before I had one scare of pregnancy with one of my girl friends, so …

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Pregnancy after vasectomy?

Is it possible to get pregnant after a vasectomy? What are the risks your operation will fail and result in a pregnancy?

Ejaculation after vasectomy

Will your ejaculations be different after a vasectomy? This article explains will and won’t change following procedure.

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