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    OT: Vasectomy!!!

    Anyone here go through this?

    It's time for me to pull the trigger on this procedure and I'm sure it's no big deal but after a bit of net-search I read that somewhere between 5 and 30% of men can suffer from pain that 'could last a lifetime' ...ouch.

    The urologist has degrees from Baylor, USC, and Harvard so I'm sure he's more than capable for such a simple procedure but still......having my nads worked on has me a bit spooked. Guess I'm just looking for the real word skinny from those who been there.

    I put my dog through it so I guess it's the least I can do to repay him, haha. At least he got to sleep through it. Me? I get a needle in the sack and a bottle of Percocet to take home.

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    My husband had this done last spring. He went for a DH ride a week after the surgery. I don't have balls, but he says it wasn't that bad, and even recomended it to a friend who was considering it.

    Get a j-strap and have plenty of ice though...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by iminbermuda
    Get a j-strap and have plenty of ice though...........
    Thanks for the support..(pun intended).

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    No Balls

    Hey EDR ,

    I had this done about 20 yrs ago. it was no problem, had it done
    on a Fri, was back to work Monday and had sex Tuesday, but it was
    tender. LOL... been shooting blanks ever since.....


    Johnny K

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    Now for the bad report................I ended up needing full on surgery due to an injury I suffred as a kid ( scar tissue covering what he needed to get to). He did not want to even attempt this in the office.

    I had the surgery and ended up missing a week of work and could not really walk for the first 2 days.

    Good news. No long term pain or complications and I had this done 2 years ago.

    The Doc also said about 1% of guys end up having the same problem I had, so you should be fine. SUcked for me though!

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    had it done 15 yrs ago.quick procedure with no ill effects.in on a friday back to work on monday.
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    Had mine 16 years ago. Had sex that night, and went to work the next day. Small amount of soreness for a couple days, and no lasting pain.

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    Vasectomies are cool

    I‘ve been waiting for this thread, I have a fun story about mine.

    It was back in 96, I was in the Navy. I had just gotten married to my second wife Susan. She had two kids and I had two from our previous marriages. I was 35 at the time, and we had talked about having the procedure done, but it wasn’t until I developed a hernia in the groin area, probably from lifting weights, that I decided to breach the subject with a medical professional. When I went into the doc about the hernia, I ask if he thought they could do a vasectomy at the same time since it was all in the same general area there. They were like “heck ya, we do this sorta thing all the time” So I was set.

    I went in and they did a spinal block or epidural, or what ever it’s called. At any rate I was awake and felt no pain through the procedure. After the procedure I was taken to a recovery room and told that once I could get up and use the bathroom on my own I would be ready to go. So I laid there for a couple of hours with Susan by my side. A nurse finely came in to see how I was doing, I told him (male nurse it’s the navy ya know) that I was still very numb and didn’t think I could get up yet. He said he needed to look and see how things were doing. Once he pulled back the sheet he exclaimed in a very surprised tone “Oh my god, what procedure did you have done” I remember looking at Susan as she looked to see what was going on, and what had caused such a surprise. Her eyes got very big and she said you need to look at this. Holy crap, my nut sac was the size of a grape fruit. I told the nurse I had had a vasectomy, and he ran out to get the doctor.

    Once the doctor came in and looked things over, he told me that apparently I had bleed into my scrotum and it had filled with blood. So I said “will, let’s drain this sucker” but he said “no it would clear up on it own eventually”, meaning 6 weeks or so. So you may be saying “blood filled nut sac, what’s the big deal”. Well, blood tends so coagulate leaving me with a very hard and large, soft ball sized scrotum. Once it was hard, any movement felt about like an NFL punter was using said nut sac for punting practice. So you may think “will thank god for drugs” if you were thinking this you don’t know my now X wife Susan. The naturalist, vegetarian who thought that any substance that didn’t come directly from Mother Nature was somehow poison. When I got home the first thing she did was flush a perfectly good bottle of Vicodin. But what the heck I just had to lay perfectly still for, oh about three weeks. And then after that the pain slowly subsided over the next three weeks. Man oh man those were good times indeed.

    I don’t miss Susan much now.

    I am really glad that I had it done though, I now never have to worry about birth control and that's a very cool thing. My now wife of almost four years (I know your all judging me about now, it’s cool) has just turned 40 and has never had kids and seems to have no interest in them. She graduated Dental school two years ago and has started a new practice, and has no time for a family. And besides I’m too old now to want any little kids running around, mess’n stuff up all over the place, but I do still enjoy doin the deed, if you know what I mean. Ah, sorry I guess that’s for another thread, or maybe another website. So over all, things seem to have worked out quite well.

    I hope all goes as well for you. Good luck.
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    Wow... great story surfndav!

    Your experience aside, it looks like I have nothing to worry about. I even turned down the Valium offer from the doc (who was handing me prescriptions like candy). I asked why would I want to take Valium before the surgery and he said to 'calm' me down. He said "It's like drinking two beers before you come in." I said, "Well, I'll just drink 2 beers." Haha.

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    Yea, you donít have anything to worry about, I just think of my experience as comical at this point, and thatís what I was trying to convey.
    By the way all is, and has been back to normal for 11+ years now, and I am glad I had it done.
    Better than most, not as good as some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride
    Anyone here go through this?

    It's time for me to pull the trigger on this procedure and I'm sure it's no big deal but after a bit of net-search I read that somewhere between 5 and 30% of men can suffer from pain that 'could last a lifetime' ...ouch.

    The urologist has degrees from Baylor, USC, and Harvard so I'm sure he's more than capable for such a simple procedure but still......having my nads worked on has me a bit spooked. Guess I'm just looking for the real word skinny from those who been there.

    I put my dog through it so I guess it's the least I can do to repay him, haha. At least he got to sleep through it. Me? I get a needle in the sack and a bottle of Percocet to take home.
    It's not so bad. It's pretty weird looking at someone through your legs working on your privates, though.

    Afterwards, you'll want to have a couple of days to lie around the house because there's a bitt of swelling.

    Also, it's best to have this done by a specialist so you're not like that other guy with the nut-sack full of blood. (I know someone who had the sack of blood thing happen to them too, so this isn't an isolated incident.) That happens when a blood vessel mistakenly gets cut during the surgery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surfndav
    Yea, you donít have anything to worry about, I just think of my experience as comical at this point, and thatís what I was trying to convey.
    By the way all is, and has been back to normal for 11+ years now, and I am glad I had it done.
    Your only mistake was letting a Navy doctor cut on your balls.

    I spent 8 years in the Navy, and had an injury treated at one of their hospitals. Finally went on leave and got it fixed at a private office in Eugene, Oregon and found they had totally misdiagnosed the injury. Got them to pay for it though.

    After that, I would not want a Navy doctor cutting on such an important area. God knows the Navy could find a way to mess up a wet dream!!

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    My doctor was a urologist, but even a specialist can have a bad day.
    Better than most, not as good as some.

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    Just remember if the doc says "take it easy for a couple days" but you feel great the next day, don't go out and mow the lawn and go for a ride. Listen to the man.

    Glad my wife is a woman of reason and science (pharmacist) and didn't flush the Vicodin. It messes you up for a few days but so worth it. Rent a few movies and enjoy, they are better when you're on drugs.

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    hey edr
    you'll only look impotent when you wear a tie.
    ice is nice , rest is best, but for those who do, take the medicine.
    had it done on friday, framing houses in the sun on monday.

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    I had it done a few years back without any repercussions.

    One thing I found interesting was that I could actually feel the surgery progressing through the local anesthetic. I said "ow" a couple times and the doc said "You can actually feel that?". It was like a dull tugging pain deep inside my gut but not too bad.

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    ETD, get it done then tell me how it went. I'm being told to get it done aswell, you first please.
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    Now that I finally got my boy (took 3 girls, but my boy arrived last thurs), I'm thinking of getting this done soon. NO MORE for me! 4 kids is enough! I'd love to hear how it turns out for ya.

    after hearing about 16 years ago, 20 years ago, etc... all being easy, I wonder why I can't just have a pill and be done with it with technology today now.

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    My husband got snipped about 8 or so years ago. Aside from having to carry him from the car to the bed, ala the movie, An Officer and A Gentleman, there were no complications.

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    done
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    Now I am not going to tell you that having some dude man-handle your junk is a nice experience, but find a Doc who does the no needle, no scalpel technique. Took 6 min and rode Whistler the next weekend. I have to admit the first long ride in the saddle (3 weeks after) felt like I had a tennis ball in my shorts. Lots of ice and 'support' for the first week. It has been 2 months and everything is back to normal.

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    There are no guaranties - any procedure carries some risk. However, the odds are very much in your favour on this one. Most peeps seem to come through it with no major discomfort. FWIW I got done quite a few years ago with no major repurcussions. Just a bit tender for a few days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusJoe
    Just remember if the doc says "take it easy for a couple days" but you feel great the next day, don't go out and mow the lawn and go for a ride. Listen to the man.
    No kidding.... if doc says take it easy, that doesn't just mean no bike riding, that also means no "normal" exertion. Claim the couch, grab the remote, and stay planted for the weekend. After my lumpectomy on lefty in Sept I felt great and went about trimming trees, hauling crap, mowing, cleaning the pool, etc. And I paid the price with extensive internal bleeding. After hearing Dave's story I now know why I have two rocks in my boob. Hopefully they will soften up in time

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    Looks like I'm doing this after Christmas. I feel much more at ease now. Thanks to all for your support and somewhat disturbing stories...

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    Good luck! You'll be shooting blanks like the rest of us in no time!

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