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Extractions: VASECTOMY Vasectomy is the most efficacious form of surgical sterilization for men. Over 500,000 of these procedures are performed annually in the United States. It is a safe, simple, and reliable form of birth control. Nevertheless, individuals considering a vasectomy should understand the preparation, technique, follow-up, and potential complications of the procedure. Patient Preparation Only individuals seeking a permanent form of sterilization should consider a vasectomy. The procedure should be considered nonreversible. Almost all vasectomies can be performed in an office setting without the need for pre-medication or sedation. Patients taking aspirin or other blood thinners are often asked to stop the medication for 5-7 days prior to the procedure. We often ask out patient to shave the scrotum at home just prior to the procedure. Technique There are several ways of performing a vasectomy. A patients body habitus and physician preference dictate the type of procedure performed. The goal of the vasectomy is to interrupt the vas deferens and prevent sperm from entering the ejaculate. Most techniques have similar outcomes and complication rates. In general, the patient lays on a table and the scrotum is cleansed with an antiseptic solution. The surgeon will then grasp the vas deferens which is readily palpable through the scrotal skin, and inject lidocaine or any other numbing medicine through the skin and into the tissue surrounding the vas deferens. A small incision or puncture (the no-scalpel technique) will then be carried out through the skin directly over the vas deferens. The vas deferens can then be grasped directly with an instrument and surrounding tissue swept away. Once isolated, a segment of the vas deferens is removed and the cut ends of the vas can be clipped, sutured, or cauterized in a variety of ways. A similar procedure is performed on the other vas deferens, often through the same scrotal incision or puncture. A small suture is then placed in the skin incision at the termination of the procedure. This suture may dissolve on its own and not require future removal.
Extractions: Vasectomy is the most common form of male contraception in this country. Each year, about half a million men in the United States who want to practice reliable birth control without placing the burden on their female partners undergo this relatively simple surgical procedure. Vasectomy is the clinical term given to the process of dividing the tubes that deliver sperm from testes. The procedure typically takes about half an hour and involves minimal surgery. Generally, the patient heals quickly with relatively few complications or failures, and no discernible negative impact on sexual performance. Although intended as a permanent form of male sterilization, it is sometimes possible to reverse the process surgically at a later date. Back To Top Physiology To understand how a vasectomy works, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of the parts of the male reproductive system and how they function. The testicles - or testes - are the paired male organs that produce sperm. They are located in an external sac at the base of the penis called the scrotum. Each testicle is connected to a small, coiled tube called the epididymis, where sperm are stored for as long as six weeks as they mature. The epididymes, in turn, are connected to the prostate gland by a pair of tubes called the vas deferens. The vas deferens are part of a larger bundle of tissues, blood vessels, nerves and lymphatic channels called the spermatic cord. At sexual climax, seminal fluid produced by the prostate gland mixes with sperm from the testes to form semen. The semen then is ejaculated through the penis.
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Extractions: VASECTOMY Effective Birth Control Over 500,000 vasectomy procedures are done each year in The United States. Vasectomy is a simple, safe surgical procedure for permanent male fertility control. The tube (called a vas) which leads from the testicle is cut and sealed in order to stop sperm from leaving. The procedure usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Since the procedure simply interrupts the delivery of sperm it does not change hormonal function leaving sexual drive and potency unaffected. The "No-Scalpel" Technique The "No-Scalpel technique is a technique to do the vasectomy thru one single puncture. This puncture is made into the scrotum and requires no suturing or stitches. It represents a significant improvement over conventional vasectomy techniques in that it is less traumatic and shortens recovery time. This procedure is done with the aid of a local anesthetic called "Xylocaine" (similar to "Novocaine"). The actual interruption of the vas which is done with the technique is identical to the interruption used with conventional techniques. The "No-Scalpel" technique is simply a more elegant and less traumatic way for the surgeon to control the vas and proceed with its interruption. Risks and Complications As with any surgical procedure, the primary risks of vasectomy are infection and bleeding. These risks are generally low for this procedure. It is also important that each patient understand that vasectomy is approached as an irreversible procedure. While vasectomy can be reversed surgically at times, its successful reversal cannot be guaranteed. Also important is the fact that the vas deferens can grow back together. This is called recanalization and occurs only rarely less than 1/2 to 1 percent of the time.
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Extractions: If It Works, Don't Fix It! Many men have experienced significant problems, complications, and pain following their vasectomies, which has resulted in substantial effects on their health and their lives. Often, the possibility of these types of problems was not disclosed beforehand, despite decades of research in medical literature demonstrating numerous complications. This can lead to a desperate, painful, and lonely situation for a man and his family. This web site is dedicated to sharing factual information about men's experience with vasectomy and the consequences of the procedure. Hopefully, this resource will help to shed light on this little-discussed issue for the benefit of men, their families, and the medical and other professionals who wish to help them. Kevin Hauber Contact Kevin Hauber Family physicians should be aware of the potential effects and complications of vasectomy so they can appropriately counsel patients seeking sterilization. Vasectomy produces anatomic, hormonal and immunological changes and... has been reputed to be associated with atherosclerosis, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and urolithiasis [kidney stones]. Complications of vasectomy include overt failure, occasional sperm in the ejaculate, hematoma, bleeding, infection, sperm granuloma, congestive epididymitis [post-vasectomy pain syndrome], antisperm antibody formation and psychogenic impotence.
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The Rate Of Hydrocele Perforation During Vasectomy INSERT DESCRIPTION Obstet Gynecol 1990; 7656872. R. complications of vasectomy. Am Fam Physician 1993; 481264-8. Smith's general urology. 14th ed. Norwalk, Conn Appleton Lange; 1995; 681 686. http://www.jfponline.com/content/2000/06/jfp_0600_05370.asp
Extractions: BACKGROUND Hydroceles are not uncommon, are often occult, and may be associated with an inguinal hernia. The rate of hydrocele perforation during elective vasectomy has not been reported in the medical literature. Our objective was to estimate the frequency and consequences of hydrocele perforation incidental to vasectomy. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed data from a series of patients undergoing vasectomy using the no-scalpel technique for the incidence of complications. A supplementary chart review was done to determine preoperative conditions, and telephone contacts were made if needed to assess later morbidity. RESULTS We noted 7 perforations in 150 vasectomies. Only one patient had a hydrocele documented preoperatively. Three had histories of inguinal hernia and herniorrhaphy. Five patients had evidence of minor swelling early on, but none had additional morbidity or long-term associated complications. CONCLUSIONS This small case series of vasectomies had a 4.7% incidence rate of perforated small or occult hydroceles. Physicians should be aware of this potentially alarming but apparently minor phenomenon that may accompany vasectomy.
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Extractions: ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT VASECTOMY What is a vasectomy? Vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure that typically leads to permanent sterilization. It is the most common form of male contraception in the United States, and more than 500,000 men have a vasectomy each year. It is safe, highly effective, and has no impact on erection or sexual performance. Return to top How does vasectomy work? Sperm are produced in the testicles; they then pass through the urethra and are ejaculated during sexual intercourse. Vasectomy prevents sperm from mixing with semen by blocking the sperm ducts. After vasectomy, sperm continue to be produced. However, during ejaculation, the sperm make it only as far as the newly blocked point in the ducts, where they are reabsorbed. As a result, there are no sperm in the ejaculated semen during intercourse. Return to top What are the benefits?
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Extractions: VasCenter.com can provide you with all the information you need to make an educated decision about the most effective form of birth control, vasectomy. It is important that your vasectomy is performed by an experienced urologist. In some areas vasectomies are performed by family practitioners and general surgeons who don't have as much training in this surgical procedure and may not know how to take care of complications, should they arise. Our Find A Doctor service will help you locate a urologist in your area. The failure rate of birth control pill is up to 30 per 1000. The failure rate of tubal ligation is up to 4 per 1000.
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Extractions: Vasectomy The testicles - or testes - are the paired male organs that produce sperm. They are located in an external sac at the base of the penis called the scrotum. Each testicle is connected to a small, coiled tube called the epididymis, where sperm are stored for as long as six weeks as they mature. The epididymes, in turn, are connected to the prostate gland by a pair of tubes called the vas deferens. The vas deferens are part of a larger bundle of tissues, blood vessels, nerves and lymphatic channels called the spermatic cord.
No Scalpel Vasectomy - Urology - DrRajMD.com Risks and complications As with any surgical procedure, the primaryrisks of vasectomy are infection and bleeding. These risks are http://www.drrajmd.com/vasectomy/noscalpel_vasectomy.htm
Extractions: Vasectomy The "No- Scalpel " Technique The "No-Scalpel" technique is a technique to do the vasectomy thru one single puncture. This puncture is made into the scrotum and requires no suturing or stitches. It represents a significant improvement over conventional vasectomy techniques in that it is less traumatic and shortens recovery time. This procedure is done with the aid of a local anesthetic called "Xylocaine" (similar to "Novocaine"). The actual interruption of the vas which is done with the technique is identical to the interruption used with conventional techniques. The "No-Scalpel" technique is simply a more elegant and less traumatic way for the surgeon to control the vas and proceed with its interruption.
Extractions: Vasectomy is a simple, safe, and effective means of permanent birth control or sterility. Each year about one-half million men in the United States are choosing vasectomy as their method of birth control. It is and important decision because it is potentially irreversible. There are two important decisions that you need to make before proceeding with a vasectomy. Number one is that you don't want to have anymore children. This is a decision that you need to make with your partner. A vasectomy may not be for you if you are very young, if your current relationship is not permanent, if you are having a vasectomy to please your partner and you do not really want it, if you are under a lot of stress, or if you are counting on it being reversed at a later day. Your Reproductive System Pre and Post-Operative Instructions for Vasectomy Patients Your Reproductive System To understand how a vasectomy works, you need to know how sperm is produced, stored and released by your reproductive system. The testes are glands that sit inside pouch of skin called the scrotum . The testis produce tiny sperm (male reproductive cells)and male hormones. The epididymis is a coiled tube that holds the sperm while they mature.
Extractions: Vasectomy is the clinical term given to the process of dividing the tubes that deliver sperm from testes. The procedure typically takes about half an hour and involves minimal surgery. Generally, the patient heals quickly with relatively few complications or failures, and no discernible negative impact on sexual performance. In a vasectomy, the physician cuts and ties off the ends of the vas deferens. This prevents sperm from mixing with the seminal fluid. At ejaculation then, the semen is devoid of sperm. Although the testes will continue to produce sperm, they can no longer pass through the vas deferens. Instead, they die and are absorbed into the body.
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Extractions: Dear Diane, Vasectomy failure is seen in 1 in 200 to 400 patients. It is due mostly to technical errors such as removal of <1 cm of vas. This may result in increased rates of spontaneous recanalization (seen in <1% of patients, usually within the first 3 months). Persistence of sperm may indicate too few ejaculations. It takes 74 days for sperm to grow, mature and be stored in the epididymis. It takes eight to ten ejaculations to clear sperm from the distal vas deferens. Postoperative semen analysis requires 2 samples without motile sperm for the surgery to be considered a success. If at 3 months, motile sperm are found, the operation is considered a failure and should be repeated.
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Extractions: : I had a Vasectomy done on 12/11/98. According to my Doctor, I may have developed a post op infection on the left side and as a result Amoxicillan 500mg was prescribed. After 24 hrs of being on the med. i felt much better, however 2 weeks later I feel some discorfort still on the left side where the vas was cut and have noticed my left testicle is larger than the right. I have had a bout with Epididymitis in the past and Cipro cleared it up. I'm getting frustrated becuase I've talked to so many other men and they didn't have a problem post op. What is the normal healing process and how long will it take. Why only the left? Dear Vince
Extractions: The vas deferens is the tube (duct) that carries sperm from the testicles to the urethra (tube in the penis). Vasectomy is the leading cause of infertility due to obstruction in the male reproductive ducts, but men may be born with or acquire obstruction later in life. The ultimate success of a reconstructive procedure achieving a pregnancy, is dependent on several factors: the age and fertility of the female partner, the age and previous fertility history of the male, the method of vasectomy (location and length of the segment removed), the surgeon's experience, the technique of reversal (including the use of optical magnification), the quality of the fluid seen coming from the vas deferens at the time of the operation, and length of time since the vasectomy was performed. In a large study of 1500 patients from multiple institutions, success correlates with the length of time since vasectomy. The longer the interval from vasectomy to reversal, the lower the success. LENGTH OF TIME SINCE VASECTOMY (YEARS) SPERM NOTED AFTER PREGNANCY (%) REVERSAL (%) Less than 3 years 3 to 8 years 9 to 14 years Greater than 15 years It is also very important to understand that the longer the time interval from vasectomy, the more likely that a more complex surgery will be required. This operation is called a vasoepididymostomy. At surgery it is determined if this procedure is necessary based on the quality of fluid (amount; color; viscosity; presence of sperm) that is noted during the operation. This is a procedure which connects the vas deferens to a very small tube in the epididymis. The epididymis is a structure on the back of the testicle containing the very small tubules which are involved in maturation of sperm.
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Extractions: Additional Information on Vasectomy V asectomy is a simple operation designed to make a man sterile, or unable to father a child. It is used as a means of contraception in many parts of the world. A total of about 50 million men have had a vasectomya number that corresponds to roughly 5 percent of all married couples of reproductive age. In comparison, about 15 percent of couples rely on female sterilization for birth control. Approximately half a million vasectomies are performed in the United States each year. About one out of six men over age 35 has been vasectomized, the prevalence increasing along with education and income. Among married couples in this country, only female sterilization and oral contraception are relied upon more often for family planning.