As with any surgical operation, there are risks with vasectomies. Most vasectomies don’t have any complications, but some of the following could happen.
You could have bruising, which will clear up on its own.
There could be swelling. These swellings could contain blood (hemotomas) or fluid (hydrocels). They will generally clear up in about a week with ice and rest. See your doctor for specific treatment. (Learn how to get rid of swelling)
Sometimes the sperm creates a small lump (a granuloma). This lump most often heals itself, but you should still discuss this with your doctor.
As with any operation, there is the risk of infection. This can be cleared up with antibiotics.
Less than 1% of men find that they have decreased desire or libido. This is not because of the operation’s physical effects, but rather, because of the psychological effects. (You surely need this tips on how to get rid of lost libido in men)
You will find that there is pain and tenderness at the site of the surgery. This is most often treatable with pain medication, and will go away. Very rarely, there is chronic or severe pain.
Sometimes a vas deferens will reconnect where it was severed. In this rare instance, you run the risk of pregnancy.
Go see your doctor if you have a fever, if there is excessive pain or swelling, or if there is pus or blood oozing from the site.
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