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Thinking of getting the “snip-snip”? Please, please, consider the risks involved. It’s amazing to me how much these procedures are promoted and touted as easy, harmless, and even “life-enhancing”. Especially after I took some extra time to research some of the common issues, conditions and side-effects caused and linked with these procedures.
Immediate side effects right after the surgery include:
1.Bleeding or a blood clot (hematoma) inside the scrotum
2.Blood in your semen
3.Bruising of your scrotum
4.Infection of the surgery site
5.Mild pain of discomfort
Delayed complications can include:
1. Chronic pain
2. Fluid build-up in the testicle, which can cause a dull ache that gets worse with ejaculation.
3.Inflammation caused by leaking sperm, (granuloma).
4. An abnormal cyst (spermatocele) that develops in the small coiled tube located on the upper testicle that collects and transports sperm,(epididymis).
When you look up information on vasectomy and it’s side effects you hear from Dr.s and medical professionals. They make it seems so…easy…so…harmless. You just get this feeling that it’s no big deal.
If you hear from one of the men that do have the complications and their are quite a few out there. It seems horrific. My heart just goes out to them and their families because we are made to think this is the “right thing to do”, the “moral” thing even. Here are a few of the websites that I found that are very in depth, detailed where the writers have first hand experience with vasectomy themselves.
This is a blog post from a man who had a vasectomy and wrote very candidly about the experience. His article actually made me laugh, but at the same time I felt sad for him. Anyone considering the procedure should read this guys article!