A vasectomy is an extremely effective form of male birth control. This birth control option is usually chosen by couples or individuals who are done having children or do not wish to ever have children as it is relatively permanent.

Through a process that closes off the tubes, vas deferens, that carry sperm to the testicles vasectomies are extremely effective in stopping the flow of sperm during ejaculation. As we all know, you need sperm to make a baby. No sperm means it isn’t possible to create a baby.

Couples and individuals enjoy the peace of mind a vasectomy offers them after making the decision to not have kids (or any more kids). As men consider this procedure, however, they usually have many questions. A vasectomy can sound scary or like an intimidating procedure. But it is actually a fairly quick and non-invasive procedure that can be done in a urologist office by a vasectomy doctor in Dayton, Ohio.

Let’s take a look at some of the frequently asked questions about Vasectomies.

Can my partner tell I have had a vasectomy?

Many men worry a vasectomy may alter their appearance or their ability to satisfy their partner. The good news is, a vasectomy causes no noticeable physical changes to a man’s genitalia. There is no significant change in the ejaculate after a vasectomy either.

Will my sense of orgasm be altered by having a vasectomy?

In addition to worrying about how a vasectomy may affect their partner, men also worry about how it will affect their pleasure. Again we have good news, ejaculation and orgasm are generally not affected by vasectomy.

Can I become impotent after a vasectomy?

A vasectomy performed without complications should not cause impotence. Complications in a vasectomy procedure are rare.

Can a vasectomy fail?

Yes, we inform all our patients that even a vasectomy, though it is one of the most effective birth control options, is not 100% fail proof. Sometimes during the healing process, the cut ends of the vas deferens `heal together ” allowing sperm to get into the ejaculate. Occasionally, even after semen samples have shown clearance of sperm, new channels can form bypassing the vasectomy. This “re -canalization” is found to happen in approximately 4/ 1000 vasectomies. Repeat vasectomy is required in these circumstances.

Can something happen to my testicles after a vasectomy?

A vasectomy procedure does come with a few risks, much like any medical procedure. We inform all our vasectomy patients of the small chance that testicles may be injured during a vasectomy as a result of injury to the testicular artery. In addition, a hematoma or blood clot may develop in the scrotum next to the testicles. These are not life threatening conditions and would be treated accordingly.

When can I resume sexual activity after my vasectomy?

On average, sexual activity can resume 7-10 after the procedure. You WILL NOT be sterile at this point and need to continue to use other forms of birth control until your semen sample is clear. This timeframe can vary.

If you are looking for a vasectomy doctor in Dayton Ohio, look no further than Urology specialist of Ohio. We would be happy to answer any additional question you may have about the process of having a vasectomy procedure.