Having a family is great and wonderful thing. Once you hit a certain age, it is not always the safe to have more children. Sometimes, it is not really feasible to have more children, especially if you are older. When you have reached the point in your life where you are done building your family, you may want to consider having a vasectomy.


A vasectomy is a procedure that can keep you from having children. A vasectomy is usually done in a doctor’s office and requires the use of a local anesthetic. The procedure is relatively safe and you are able to go home the same day.


It is important to note that having a vasectomy does not result in immediate sterilization. It takes time for the sperm to leave your system. After you have the vasectomy you should continue to use protection until it has been confirmed that you have no motile sperm.


After a vasectomy you may experience some slight swelling and bruising at the incision area. If you do experience this, over-the-counter medication can help to relieve the pain. If you do feel an increase in pain or swelling, you may be experiencing an infection, and you should contact your doctor as soon as possible.


A vasectomy will not increase your risk for diseases. Diseases have not been linked to having a vasectomy. Having a vasectomy is a relatively safe procedure. It should also be mentioned that having a vasectomy will not decrease your sex drive. In fact, many people find that they are more satisfied with their sexual encounters.


A vasectomy will not protect you from sexually transmitted infections. If you are going to have unprotected sex, it is still important for you to be sure that your partner does not have any diseases. If you are unsure, then it is safe to use protection.


It is possible to reverse a vasectomy. While having the procedure done does act as a form of sterilization, you are able to reverse it. However, it is important to note that if you do have the procedure reversed it will take some time for your sperm to reappear in semen.


Having a vasectomy is a big decision that you should be prepared for. If you are considering having a vasectomy it is important to speak to your doctor so that you can become well informed. Dr. Lawrence Newman—your Las Vegas urologist—can help you with any vasectomy questions that you may have. Call him today so that you can get help now.