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Old 11-03-2008, 21:59
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My husband is getting a vasectomy next month after we decided we dont want anymore children. He isnt sure what to expect and isnt sure what it will be like after.

Do you need to "shave" before surgery?
how long does it take?
How long is recovery time?
Is it sore?

thanks in advance!
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Old 11-03-2008, 22:04
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My husband is getting a vasectomy next month after we decided we dont want anymore children. He isnt sure what to expect and isnt sure what it will be like after.

Do you need to "shave" before surgery?
how long does it take?
How long is recovery time?
Is it sore?

thanks in advance!
My ex had it done it's over very quick and back home in a few hours ,bit sore for a few days
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Old 11-03-2008, 22:08
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most cases, a vasectomy is performed in a physician’s office or an outpatient surgical center. The patient receives a local anesthetic that numbs the scrotum. Once the area is numb, the physician makes a small incision on one side of the scrotum and pulls out a portion of the vas deferens. During this process, patients may feel a little tugging or pulling, but should not experience any pain.

Two clamps are then placed on the vas deferens about a half-inch apart. The small section of the vas deferens between the clamps is then removed, and the ends of the vas deferens are sealed by stitching, clamping or cauterizing (with heat from an electric needle) them shut. The physician then repeats the procedure on the other side of the scrotum.

This procedure usually takes about 30 minutes. Once it is finished, the physician uses stitches to close the two openings. Within three to 10 days, the stitches disappear by themselves.

In some cases, a physician will perform a “no-scalpel” vasectomy. In this procedure, the vas deferentia are located under the skin and held in place with a small, ring-shaped clamp. The physician then makes a very small puncture in the scrotum and gently stretches the opening until the vasa deferentia can be pulled out. The rest of the procedure follows the standard method, and may take as little as 10 minutes. After the procedure has been completed, the patient will not require stitches to seal the tiny opening, which will close on its own.
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Old 11-03-2008, 22:39
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My husband is getting a vasectomy next month after we decided we dont want anymore children. He isnt sure what to expect and isnt sure what it will be like after.

Do you need to "shave" before surgery?
how long does it take?
How long is recovery time?
Is it sore?

thanks in advance!
He will need to shave his sac - especially around the front (at the bottom of his Johnson).

The procedure takes about 25 minutes

His family jewels will be sore for about a week or so. The key is to stop them dangling / moving about too much. He should get a nice NHS jock strap and some thick wadding. Tracky bottoms are good to wear for a few days too.

Oh, and it hurts like hell - it's all a big con - so much so that the last thing they say to you as you leave the room is "smile, so the next sucker thinks it doesn't hurt"!
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Old 11-03-2008, 22:54
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My husband is getting a vasectomy next month after we decided we dont want anymore children. He isnt sure what to expect and isnt sure what it will be like after.

Do you need to "shave" before surgery?
how long does it take?
How long is recovery time?
Is it sore?

thanks in advance!
When I had my vasectomy done I shaved myself before I left home that morning, I thought I did a good job of it but a nurse still gave it a second going over.
I think the whole procedure took about forty minutes.
After the procedure I got a lift home and took it easy for a week or so, I had the stitches out the following week.
I found the most uncomfortable part was the huge needle that was used to administer the local anaesthetic, it wasn't very pleasant. Once that had taken effect I couldn't feel any discomfort. I was prepared for a week of great pain but thankfully it didn't happen, a slight discomfort was all I had, I found it more painful having the stitches out the following week.
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Old 11-03-2008, 22:59
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most cases, a vasectomy is performed in a physician’s office or an outpatient surgical center. The patient receives a local anesthetic that numbs the scrotum. Once the area is numb, the physician makes a small incision on one side of the scrotum and pulls out a portion of the vas deferens. During this process, patients may feel a little tugging or pulling, but should not experience any pain.

Two clamps are then placed on the vas deferens about a half-inch apart. The small section of the vas deferens between the clamps is then removed, and the ends of the vas deferens are sealed by stitching, clamping or cauterizing (with heat from an electric needle) them shut. The physician then repeats the procedure on the other side of the scrotum.

This procedure usually takes about 30 minutes. Once it is finished, the physician uses stitches to close the two openings. Within three to 10 days, the stitches disappear by themselves.

In some cases, a physician will perform a “no-scalpel” vasectomy. In this procedure, the vas deferentia are located under the skin and held in place with a small, ring-shaped clamp. The physician then makes a very small puncture in the scrotum and gently stretches the opening until the vasa deferentia can be pulled out. The rest of the procedure follows the standard method, and may take as little as 10 minutes. After the procedure has been completed, the patient will not require stitches to seal the tiny opening, which will close on its own.
Jesus I am waiting to have one done, and this is way too much information.
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Old 11-03-2008, 23:04
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He will need to shave his sac - especially around the front (at the bottom of his Johnson).

The procedure takes about 25 minutes

His family jewels will be sore for about a week or so. The key is to stop them dangling / moving about too much. He should get a nice NHS jock strap and some thick wadding. Tracky bottoms are good to wear for a few days too.

Oh, and it hurts like hell - it's all a big con - so much so that the last thing they say to you as you leave the room is "smile, so the next sucker thinks it doesn't hurt"!
Doesn't hurt at all. Each to their own. Otherwise exactly as post #3.
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Old 11-03-2008, 23:30
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Jesus I am waiting to have one done, and this is way too much information.
Aw, don't be put off. My husband was scared to death, but all was OK - in fact within 3 hours he looked frisky (if you get my drift). Best advice, do EXACTLY what you are told and REST for a few days. Otherwise you may run the risk of infection. Its called the "snip" for a reason - only a little incision
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Old 11-03-2008, 23:40
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If you strip away the details then as far as the man is concerned all that happens is that he turns up for his appointment, lies down and gets an injection. He chats with the doctor for half an hour or so while the doctor is carrying out the vasectomy. After that heads off home and takes it easy for a while with hardly any pain at all and returns to get stitches out a week or so later.
It really isn't as awful as some people make it out to be.
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Old 11-03-2008, 23:49
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Doesn't hurt at all. Each to their own. Otherwise exactly as post #3.
Mine certainly hurt. Either I have extra thick tubes, or the surgeon used a batch of moody anaesthetic!
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Old 11-03-2008, 23:55
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It really isn't as awful as some people make it out to be.

and you have been there then , i ended up having to go twice as the doctor couldnt find the second tube the first time , i ended up walking like john wayne both times for a week or so
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Old 12-03-2008, 00:22
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Mine certainly hurt. Either I have extra thick tubes, or the surgeon used a batch of moody anaesthetic!
Ok - there was a bit of pain but that was mainly due to the doc being too keen to get on with it, and he did before the anesthetic had fully kicked in. I 'mentioned' it.

It's a surgical procedure so bound to cause some minor pain, but nothing to bother about too much. I was playing squash within a week.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:15
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I had it done many years ago, it hurt for a week but i wish i never had it done . After having it i experienced lots of things like getting spots on the face and weird smelling armpits, im convinced that having the vasectomy did something to my immune system. I'm OK now but wont recommend it.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:32
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Can you give me any advice on REVERSING the whole proceedure as my friend is divorced andhe's just married another of my friends! and they would like children
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:04
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I had mine done 40 years ago, didn't hurt too much.
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:11
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My husband is the biggest wuss in the world for pain - but he actually complained very little after his vasectomy. Bit sore, but certainly not agony.

Good tip is to have some frozen ice blocks ready (the mouldable ones that come in portable freezer boxes) - wrap them in some towels and place either side of your knackers where the stitches are. Also use that powder that is used to help heal baby's tummy buttons after birth for help in healing up the stitches. Oh - and let the air get to them as much as possible - if convenient....!!!

Can remember my husband happily sitting on the sofa with a bowl of stew and dumplings, with his jeans and boxers round his ankles, towel wrapped ice pack either side of his exposed knackers.

Good laugh when you have to do the tests for production afterwards - have to get the 'product' into a test tube and keep it warm. We would do the deed - manage to get some into the test tube, the rest on me or over the bed, then shove the test tube into a sock and under the pillow while husband raced to get dressed to whizz the stuff up to the hospital for testing. Always ended up in fits of giggles.

Anyway - have to admit, the whole thing was very little hassle for a huge amount of gain. Once its all up and running again and you've got the all clear - the sex is absolutely brilliant! The freedom to do it any place, any time, anywhere without the fear of pregnancy or having to use contraception is just wonderful.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:19
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My husband is getting a vasectomy next month after we decided we dont want anymore children. He isnt sure what to expect and isnt sure what it will be like after.

Do you need to "shave" before surgery?
how long does it take?
How long is recovery time?
Is it sore?

thanks in advance!
Hi Britgirl.

How did your husband get on with the snip? Wy wife wants me to get it done so I am trying to find out all I can from people who have been there.

I'm not worried about getting it done I just want to be prepared before I go and see my GP.
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:29
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My husband is getting a vasectomy next month after we decided we dont want anymore children. He isnt sure what to expect and isnt sure what it will be like after.

Do you need to "shave" before surgery?
how long does it take?
How long is recovery time?
Is it sore?

thanks in advance!
Yes
About 20 - 30 minutes
2 or 3 days
YES
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:44
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I was booked in to have one but bottled out. I kept thinking about how my brother told me he could feel them tugging all the bits about between his legs as it was happening and i shit it.
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Old 06-06-2008, 13:02
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It is a bit uncomfortable but having had that done and root canal at the dentists I'd say the dentists is far worse
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Old 07-06-2008, 22:47
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My hubby has offered to have one after our latest baby is born.

How long does it take to be referred from the GP?
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Old 07-06-2008, 23:38
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My hubby has offered to have one after our latest baby is born.

How long does it take to be referred from the GP?
my hubby had his 6 weeks after our last baby was born
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Old 09-06-2008, 17:41
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I wasn't told to shave and when they got me on the bed the nurse just shaved a small area around my scrotum. The op lasted about 20 minutes, the surgeon was about to start when I pointed ot that I could still feel where he placed the scalpel before he started cutting. He gave me a shot more local and that was that.

No problems afterwards, slight discomfort but nothing unbearable. The hospital I had it done at always did snips on a Friday so you could recover over the weekend then go back to work Monday.
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Old 09-06-2008, 20:01
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I wasn't told to shave and when they got me on the bed the nurse just shaved a small area around my scrotum. The op lasted about 20 minutes, the surgeon was about to start when I pointed ot that I could still feel where he placed the scalpel before he started cutting. He gave me a shot more local and that was that.

No problems afterwards, slight discomfort but nothing unbearable. The hospital I had it done at always did snips on a Friday so you could recover over the weekend then go back to work Monday.
That sounds quite reasonable. Although I think my hubby would be after a week off work

But I am glad that he offered as I cant go on to the pill due to a higher risk of thrombosis, and condoms, well dont always do the trick
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