Chattanooga Vasectomy: About Vasectomies

A vasectomy is a sterilization procedure for men. It is a form of contraception, but it is permanent and prevents a man from getting a woman pregnant because the release of sperm is blocked during ejaculation. If you live in Chattanooga, then you should learn more about getting a vasectomy. Here is more information about Chattanooga vasectomy procedures and what to expect.

1. Why Get A Vasectomy

You should get one if you want to enjoy having sex, but don't want to get your partner pregnant. You may have no desire to have kids (or anymore kids) or you may have a hereditary illness that you don't want to pass on. Other reasons may include your partner doesn't want to have her tubes tied or if their health would be at risk if they use another form of contraception. Those are some of the common reasons why you should consider a vasectomy.

2. What Is The Procedure Like

The procedure is performed by a surgeon in their office or at an outpatient facility. The surgery involves two tiny incisions in the scrotum and removing a small section of the vas deferens, the tube which connects to the urethra from the testicles. As a result, sperm will not be able to mix with semen during ejaculation because the vas deferens will be sealed.

3. Recovery Period

Patients can go home immediately and it takes around a week for patients to make a full recovery. Until three months has gone by, it's advisable to use birth control because it takes about three months for the vasectomy to be as effective as possible. Also, your ability to get an erection and your sex drive will not be affected.

4. Risks

Any type of surgery comes with risks. You may have discomfort, bruising and swelling that lasts 1-2 weeks after the vasectomy. Some symptoms may include fever, tenderness, a lump in the scrotum or pain in the testicles that cannot be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. If you experience such symptoms, then contact your doctor and they will investigate further.

Chattanooga vasectomy can be performed by a urologist (like Dr. Cohn) who is qualified to do such work. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure or you are certain you want to have it done, then contact us for a consultation. The sooner you do, the more you will learn about it and then you can decide if the surgery is a good option for you.