There are several big, life changing decisions that we make in our lifetimes. One is getting married, starting a family, making career decisions, and making the decision to not have any more children. The decision to not have any more children is a very big decision. So, before you decide to go that route, there are some things that you may want to be informed about.




A vasectomy procedure is usually done in a doctor’s office or clinic. The procedure is usually done with a general anesthetic, and you are able to go home that day. A good thing to know is that the procedure is relatively safe, so you don’t really need to worry about things going wrong.



It is a good thing to remember that you are not going to be immediately sterile. You can have viable sperm for several weeks after the procedure. So, make sure that for the next few weeks you use some kind of protection to ensure that you do not have another child.



Major side effects are uncommon with a vasectomy. You may experience some swelling and bruising, but in time that will go away. You can take some over-the-counter pain medication for any pain that you may have. If you do experience symptoms that are not normal, then you should call your doctor as soon as possible.



Getting a vasectomy does not stop you from getting sexually transmitted diseases. If you are going to be having intercourse, it is important that your partner does not have any diseases that can be transferred to you.


Getting a vasectomy is a big decision. Before you have the procedure done, it is important that you speak with your doctor about any risks involved. You should know what you are getting into before you have the procedure done.
Dr. Lawrence Newman, your Las Vegas urologist, can perform the procedure of a vasectomy. Call Dr. Newman today so that you can get started.