Our Dublin clinic is committed to offering its patients a safe vasectomy experience with effective results. However, there are many misconceptions about vasectomies that cause a lot of confusion and misinformation. Here are some important things our experts want you to consider before getting a vasectomy:
A vasectomy is a permanent form of contraception, so it is not a decision that should be made on a whim. It should be decided between you and your partner after much careful consideration.
A vasectomy may be the right choice for you if:
If you and your partner are still unsure about whether you should have children or not, or if you find yourselves often changing your mind, then a vasectomy may not be the best choice for you. If this is the case, other forms of temporary birth control exist in the meantime to help you until you are certain of your decision.
Healing is an essential part of getting a vasectomy. After the surgery, you will have incisions and stitches that need to heal. If you have sexual intercourse too soon after the procedure, the incisions could reopen, allowing bacteria to invade your wounds and cause an infection. It is recommended that you wait until all the pain and swelling around the surgical site has gone down before having sex.
Some general guidelines for the recovery process include:
At our Gentle Procedures clinics in Ireland, we take care of our patients throughout the healing process, too. We encourage all of our patients to contact our doctors for any questions they may have about getting back to their daily lives.
Although a vasectomy is meant to be a permanent contraceptive, it is possible to reverse it by reattaching the vas deferens tubing. However, the process is much longer – while a vasectomy can be done in just a few minutes by our doctors at our clinics, the reversal can take up to six hours. It is a much more complicated procedure, and it is not guaranteed to lead to pregnancy.
The longer you wait after your vasectomy to get a reversal done, the lower the success rate is. If there is even a small chance that you might think of getting a reversal done, it is best not to get a vasectomy at all in the first place. You should think of a vasectomy as something permanent, and to keep in mind that a reversal does not always work.