What are the side effects of a vasectomy?

Do vasectomies have side effects? It’s a common question and in this video Dr. Katelaris addresses common concerns. Watch the video to find out more.

Video Transcript: Are there side effects of a vasectomy?

Men are concerned about side effects associated with vasectomy. Over the decades, people have said, “Well, is there an increased risk of heart attack, testicular cancer, prostate cancer?” The answer is no.

Men are concerned that it may affect their libido or their sexual function. The answer is most definitely no.

In fact, it often improves sexual interaction because there’s no longer the fear of unwanted pregnancy. So, a well perform vasectomy has very, very few side effects. There is a small risk of infection, about less than 1%. a small risk of bruising to a significant degree. Again, less than 1%. Some men do develop some tenderness in the epididymis, the tube above the testes. That generally settles over a couple of months.

So, all in all, vasectomy is a safe, comfortable procedure that really enables a couple to confidently establish permanent contraception. Now, to you men out there who are fearful of vasectomy, don’t be. It’s a five to six-minute operation. It’s minimally uncomfortable, and it’s really not going to bother you. Many men put it off and they struggle with condoms year after year because they’re too scared to have a vasectomy. This is a procedure where you can drive to the office, have it done, drive home, and you’ll be wondering what all the fuss is about. So, if you want to get it done, come in and see us at Katelaris Urology. We do them every Wednesday and we’d be happy to look after you.

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If you would like to book your vasectomy in Sydney, look no further than Dr Katelaris. He is a senior specialist urologist – so when you book with Katelaris Urology, you can be confident that you’ll be under the care of a professional specialist surgeon who has performed many thousands of vasectomies.