My husband and I were discussing a friend who had a vasectomy. We got a bit carried away, talking about that for far too long. So now I want to pass some of our questions on to you....

js250 js250
Have you or your partner had a vasectomy?

Were there any complications? Physically or sexually?

Did your wife get pregnant because you did not wait the recommended time before having unprotected sex?

How fast did you/partner/friend physically heal up?

How did you feel emotionally prior to the surgery? And afterwards?

Go ahead, share the stories, I am leaving out so much.
04/05/2012
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Ansley Ansley
I would like to add a question to your list, if I may?

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"Did they do a sperm count check before they did the procedure?"
04/05/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Ansley
I would like to add a question to your list, if I may?

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"Did they do a sperm count check before they did the procedure?"
I know a number of men who have had vasectomies. They always do a sperm count before the procedure, so they have a baseline. Usually, they tell you to use an alternative form of birth control until your follow up visit, usually about 3 weeks later, where they check the sperm count again. They do request that you ejaculate frequently to "clear out" the vas deferens of sperm. If you still have sperm in your semen, they have you wait an other week or two, with orders to continue ejaculating, and then check it again.

I only know one person whose wife got pregnant after the vas, but I'm pretty sure they didn't wait for the follow up visit to have unprotected sex.

All the men I know who had the vasectomies felt absolutely fine, physically and emotionally after the procedure. The healing is very quick, as only two very small incisions are made. It's a lot safer than a tubal ligation is for a woman, and is also less expensive and there is no need for general anesthesia.
04/05/2012
js250 js250
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Originally posted by Ansley
I would like to add a question to your list, if I may?

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"Did they do a sperm count check before they did the procedure?"
The more questions the better!! I tend to get curious over the dangdest things....
04/05/2012
I like to try harder I like to try harder
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Originally posted by js250
Have you or your partner had a vasectomy?

Were there any complications? Physically or sexually?

Did your wife get pregnant because you did not wait the recommended time before having unprotected sex?

How fast did ... More
Have you or your partner had a vasectomy?

Yes


Were there any complications? Physically or sexually?

None that I can speak of


Did your wife get pregnant because you did not wait the recommended time before having unprotected sex?

Yes, waited the recommended time for completely unprotected sex. Did use condoms and early withdrawal.

How fast did you/partner/friend physically heal up?

I healed within the normal time, some tenderness for the following week to 2 weeks, but sex resumed in about a week and a half.


How did you feel emotionally prior to the surgery? And afterwards?

I didn't care for the idea of changing something like that permanently, but after a month or so and ensuring everything was still functional,I never really thought about it again.


If you can think of any other questions, I will certainly try and answer.
04/05/2012
I like to try harder I like to try harder
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Originally posted by Ansley
I would like to add a question to your list, if I may?

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"Did they do a sperm count check before they did the procedure?"
No count before. Not really one after either, just a quick look to see if any sperm are still present and moving. I worked at the clinic where mine was done, so I am quite familiar with it.
04/05/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by I like to try harder
No count before. Not really one after either, just a quick look to see if any sperm are still present and moving. I worked at the clinic where mine was done, so I am quite familiar with it.
Oh, they didn't check you before? My guess is different clinics have different ways of doing things. In our area, they always to blood work and a sperm count before the procedure.

I'm glad you healed quickly. It usually goes very well.
04/05/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
It would make sense to do a count before. Otherwise they'd be crimping a hose to a spigot that wasn't even turned on.
04/05/2012
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by I like to try harder
Have you or your partner had a vasectomy?

Yes


Were there any complications? Physically or sexually?

None that I can speak of


Did your wife get pregnant because you did not wait the recommended time before having ... More
Thank you for being so forthcoming. My husband and I get on some strange conversations and then realize we have no idea what we are talkign about. Appreciate the answers!!
04/05/2012
Elnoa Elnoa
Yes, my husband had a vasectomy. There were no complications (but there was about a week of soreness, nothing too bad). Not even a scar was left. I have never been pregnant, but we did wait the recommended time because I wanted him to heal properly. The wound was completely healed in about 2 weeks, but we had to take the stitching out. Neither of us felt very emotional about the surgery, as neither one of us want children.
04/05/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
After our second child was born, my wife had her tubes tied before leaving the hospital - so no I've never had the need.
04/05/2012
Elnoa Elnoa
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Originally posted by Ansley
I would like to add a question to your list, if I may?

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"Did they do a sperm count check before they did the procedure?"
They didn't do a sperm count for my husband for some reason. Oh well!
04/05/2012
I like to try harder I like to try harder
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
It would make sense to do a count before. Otherwise they'd be crimping a hose to a spigot that wasn't even turned on.
I knew mine was working, 2 kids and another scare just a couple of months before, so in that situation it would have been another unnecessary medical procedure.
04/05/2012
RonLee RonLee
Mine was done while I was active duty army. The first army doctor I spoke to said because I only had one child, he would not do the procedure. The second one agreed that as an adult, I was thirty five, that I could make my own decision. Healed up fine and have had no problems and no regrets.
A sperm count was done after but not before.
04/05/2012
Sammi Sammi
My husband had his when our youngest was about 2, as we knew we weren't going to have any more kids. No complications. They did a count before and after, so we knew that it worked. I think it took him about 4 weeks to fully recover? It's been a while, so I don't really remember, but it seemed to take about that long. We didn't wait the recommended time, but I didn't get pregnant, fortunately. I think emotionally, we were both prepared, although I will say that sitting through the procedure with him was awful . I actually passed out towards the end.
04/05/2012
Checkmate Checkmate
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Originally posted by Ansley
I would like to add a question to your list, if I may?

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"Did they do a sperm count check before they did the procedure?"
They did not check mine before having a vascectomy. Whole procedure was a piece of cake, with no problems at all. Well maybe a few problems. Had first semen analysis following 20 ejaculations. Was informed two days later that there were still a few "swimmers" present. Returned to the lab 15 ejaculations later, handing over my cup to the same young lady. Called the Dr two days later and was told there were no active sperm present, but he would not give me the all clear until no sperm were present. Took two additional visits to the lab before we were given the all clear.
04/05/2012
robertk2380 robertk2380
There was no check before, but we did three checks afterwards before all was clear. No complications at all, just sore for a day or two. I was ready to do it before the procedure, a bit nervous but resolved because I was tired of using condoms and my wife couldn't be on the pill. We talked about it for a few months before deciding that we didn't want anymore children. Afterwards it was very freeing not having to worry about pregnancy anymore.
04/06/2012
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