No-scalpel vasectomy, also called no-scalpel vasectomy, is the easiest way to perform a vasectomy. According to the US National Library of Medicine, the no-scalpel technique results in less pain and swelling after the procedure and allows patients to leave the hospital sooner than with other methods. In fact, it’s typically over in just five minutes! Plus, unlike traditional methods, it doesn’t require cutting into your scrotum to gain access to the tubes that carry sperm from your testes to your semen.
What Is A Vasectomy?
A Vasectomy, also known as Male sterilization, is a procedure for male birth control. It entails cutting and sealing the tubes that carry sperm from each testicle to the semen. That means that ejaculations will no longer carry sperm, preventing conception during sexual intercourse. A No Scalpel Vasectomy uses an instrument that pinches and cuts off the circulation of blood supply to each of these tubes instead of cutting them off with an instrument such as a scalpel or scissors. These two methods are virtually identical in terms of complications/recovery time; however, No Scalpel Vasectomies result in less pain due to their high success rate in sealing all sides without being obstructed by scar tissue compared with a scalpel method which leaves room for error between two sets of instruments used.
How Does It Work?
A no-scalpel vasectomy is a procedure in which your doctor seals and cuts both tubes (called sperm ducts) that carry sperm from each of your testicles. This stops sperm from mixing with the semen and prevents it from being ejaculated during sex. Once these tubes are cut, they’re sealed using heat (called cautery). Your doctor then stitches up your scrotum. No-scalpel means that there is no skin incision on the shaft of your penis; instead, your doctor makes one or two small punctures on either side of it. Those holes will seal up after about eight weeks. Note that a vasectomy doesn’t protect you against STDs like HIV or herpes, so you’ll still need to use condoms for safer sex.
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Although rare, a vasectomy is not without risks. In fact, some research indicates that vasectomies have a higher complication rate than tubal ligation. That said, most of these complications are minor (for example, bruising and swelling), but it’s still important that you know what could go wrong—and what you can do about them. Below are some side effects you might experience after undergoing a vasectomy: Cramping for up to two days following surgery; Mild pain in your scrotum; Swelling or tenderness in your scrotum; An increased risk of epididymitis, which causes pain in your scrotum and testicles; Infection; Excessive bleeding or blood clotting problems; Decreased sexual pleasure due to nerve damage. If any of these symptoms occur, contact your doctor immediately. Be sure to let him or her know when you had your procedure done so they can rule out any potential complications related to your particular case.
Where Can I Get This Done?
It is possible to get a no-scalpel vasectomy at certain clinics around New Zealand. If you choose to get it done in a private practice, expect to pay up to $1200, or as much as $1500 in metropolitan areas. Public hospitals can do it for free with a Medicare card. Depending on where you live, there may be a long waiting list for public clinics and an even longer wait if you’re prepared to pay for private care.
What Are Some Alternatives?
Surgery isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, so if you don’t want to go under a knife, there are still other options. Vasalgel is a non-hormonal contraceptive that works similarly to a vasectomy. A gel is injected into your sperm ducts where it bonds with your sperm and prevents them from reaching their destination during ejaculation. In clinical trials, 80% of men were able to conceive after their Vasalgel was removed.
What Should I Do After Having A Vasectomy?
During recovery, you should take it easy. You should keep your scrotum and penis covered with clean gauze at all times, but be careful not to wrap it too tightly. Make sure that there is a good seal around your testicles, because they may swell slightly. It’s normal if they get a little tender or if you experience some bruising, but if these symptoms don’t pass after a few days, contact your doctor right away. Most men report that recovery was less painful than expected. All in all, it took me about a week before I felt like myself again!