This procedure has been perfected over time, and the sideeffects are minimal. The surgery is performed under a local anesthesia whichlessens the risks anesthetic side effects significantly. Also, the recovery isfast and the possibility of having some sort of post-operative problems areconsiderably reduced, while serious consequences are exceedingly unlikely.
Common side effects of vasectomy
One of the most common side effects of a vasectomy, which isalso perfectly normal to experience after this procedure and does not signifythat anything is wrong, is feeling discomfort and pain in the genital area.These are simply treated by making sure to rest and take it easy after thesurgery and not perform any actions which might put a strain or pressure on thearea. Applying cloths soaked with cold water will bring significant relief, aswell as pain medications, if required.
What is also normal to experience after the procedure is a slight swelling and bruising. These are not a reason to be alarmed either.However, if these are followed by high fever, that is definitely a sign toconsult a doctor because it could potentially mean that an infection hasoccurred. The sooner the doctor intervenes, the sooner the antibiotics will beadministered and the infection will be taken care of.
Serious side effects of vasectomy
Granulomas and Epididymitis may occur if the person does notabide by the rules that require complete rest right after the surgery.Granulomas happens when the sperm, which should be prevented to reach thescrotal tissues after the surgery, leaks into the area causing the appearanceof a huge bump which makes the body hypersensitive and prone to a change intemperature. Granulomas is treated with anti-inflammatory drugs and it will mostlikely retreat a few days after the treatment. Epididymitis is the inflammationof the epididymus tube which connects the testicles that can also happen due tovasectomy. This side effect is also treated with anti-inflammatory drugs and islikely to resolve itself a week after the treatment.
There are a few more side effects which can occur but areextremely rare, such as abscesses and erectile dysfunction, as well as someemotional issues. In case of any of these, the doctor will suggest the bestpossible options of dealing with them.