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Doug Emerson 07-30-2009 01:25 PM

Vasectomy
 
Anyone here have this procedure done? My wife and I have twins. We aren't expecting to have any more kids....we were thinking that this might be the best way to prevent future pregnancies, but I am a bit leary about having my boys cut on.

What I've read on the interenet, it sounds like there isn't any adverse affects from this surgery.

Anyone have any input?

Garrett Smith 07-30-2009 01:37 PM

It's a lot less risky than a woman getting her tubes tied.

It can be undone if necessary, then again, sometimes it "unties" itself.

Pretty safe and basic surgery, IIRC. I'll have it done after we have our second (and maybe I freeze some extra boys just in case).

Frank Needham 07-30-2009 03:14 PM

No problem here, had it done a few months back. Dr was quite good, look for someone who sutures and cauterizes the vas. He asked during the consult how I felt about the procedure and I told him I felt none too good about having a knife near my nuts.

Jesse Woody 08-03-2009 04:58 PM

Had this done maybe 5 or 6 years ago after having my second kid. Knew that was it for me so it was a pretty easy decision. Recovery was a bitch, 3 days of pretty crappy discomfort and maybe 2-3 weeks of annoying discomfort (lots of ice packs to the testicles..fun times) I think my recovery was kind of towards the long end for some reason, have friends who have been fine after a week. After that, no problems. Glad I had it done, was definitely worth the bit of pain to be assured that I wouldn't have to go find a second (or third!) job ;)

Craig Brown 08-04-2009 08:54 AM

No issues. Mine is now about ten years back, I was a little slow on the recovery as I did not actually hit the couch and the ice pack as quickly and as hard as I should have. Plan to do nothing for a few days, little for a few more. I actually found the sutures more annoying than anything else.

+1 for the cauterization

Craig

Doug Emerson 08-04-2009 10:39 AM

Thanks to everyone for the replies! I just got back from San Diego and forgot that I had posted this.

I think that we are going to move forward...I was a bit leary about the whole thing and wanted input from others. I am 40 the wifey is 39. We have twins that are 6 months old as of yesterday. We don't plan to have any more children, so off to surgery I go :eek: :D

Cheers,

Doug

Joe Hart 08-05-2009 01:49 PM

I had talked this over with my wife and was all ready to get it taken care of and she changed her mind and wanted to get an IUD. I had a good plan too. I was going to get the procedure done on a Friday (during football season). That way I could sit around and ice my nuts and watch football ALL weekend and blame it all on proper recovery.

I would have had it done and may still get the procedure if Darcy (wife) wants the IUD out. I have two well behaved (generally) boys and I don't feel like playing the odds that a third would be the same. My luck it would be a girl. Not that girls are bad it is just that my wife and I are totally ill equipped for handling a girl let alone a teen later on. I have a neice and I generally have a good idea that I would be wrapped right around her finger if I were her father.

Good luck...don't worry about the smoke and burning smell coming from between your legs. I hear that is normal. :eek:

Doug Emerson 08-06-2009 09:03 AM

Thanks Joe! I feel so much better :) My wife was going to do the IUD, but she had such a rough pregnancy that we decided it would be best for me to have this procedure done. I like your idea. I'll have to strategically plan my procedure.

Football season is right around the corner:D Go Chargers!

Derek Simonds 08-06-2009 12:36 PM

Mine was done by a very old school doc. I got to go all the way under for the procedure. That was the worst part of it for me. You have to do what they suggest for recovery and plan on doing nothing for the weekend. I never really had any major pain just discomfort. My wife was so happy I did it that she pampered me while I was recovering. Do remember that you have to go get the recheck to make sure the swimmers aren't still there. We have a friend that said yeah I'm good and now they are the proud parents of newborn twins....

Jay Cohen 08-07-2009 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Derek Simonds (Post 61043)
Mine was done by a very old school doc. I got to go all the way under for the procedure. That was the worst part of it for me. You have to do what they suggest for recovery and plan on doing nothing for the weekend. I never really had any major pain just discomfort. My wife was so happy I did it that she pampered me while I was recovering. Do remember that you have to go get the recheck to make sure the swimmers aren't still there. We have a friend that said yeah I'm good and now they are the proud parents of newborn twins....


I had it done at such an early age(25ish) that I had to get a note from my dad. I just knew that I didn't want kids.

Doc came in, turned on the tunes, snip, snip, out the door about 2 hours later. It was done as outpatient.

Drank two shots of Wild Turkey, took a nap.

Had to bartend that evening, dang if this chick that I had been eying up for a few months, decides to "hit" on me. No way was I going to say no, as my rep was on the line. All the plumbing worked fine, just lucky the lights stayed low, as I was one very black and blued dude.

True story, honest. No pics though.


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