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Old 01-06-2013, 10:42 PM   #1
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Talk to me about Vasectomies!!

So my husband has an appointment on Thursday. Can any of you tell me about your husband/partner's procedure or experience? Painless? Discomfort? Painful? Complications? Any of you get preggers after having the vasectomy? Please share, thank you!!
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:00 PM   #2
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It wasn't bad at all, in fact the doc gave him something to calm him down before and he was quite silly and jovial during the whole thing. (my dh, not the doc. ) The pain wasn't bad at all. He said the most uncomfortable part was the sensation of the stitches inside until they dissolved and the tugging feeling from where the doc had pulled at the tubes to cut them. It felt weird to him for about a month. ETA: just make sure your dh goes back for ALL the follow up counts, there's like 2 or 3, more if anything is found. Dh's was zero for all of them and we're 2.5 yrs out from the procedure, no surprises but we never had an easy time getting pregnant anyway so no promises here.

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Old 01-07-2013, 12:16 AM   #3
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Check out this site ---
http://www.dontfixit.org/
Sadly I didn't read it until AFTER Dh had his procedure. If we could go back we would.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:56 AM   #4
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Check out this site ---
http://www.dontfixit.org/
Sadly I didn't read it until AFTER Dh had his procedure. If we could go back we would.
Is your DH experiencing pain or other complications?
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:28 AM   #5
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Is your DH experiencing pain or other complications?
Sorry I don't want to say exactly what because it is his private information not mine to share but he had what we found out later is NOT uncommon nerve damage he isn't in pain at least but will never function the same again. The procedure went well, he went to the most well respected Dr - actually the Dr he went to specializes in post V pain syndrome and treating complications post V (found that out after too when I saw his name listed on a site for people looking for help) DH just wasn't one of the "lucky" ones. I guess rate of complications are low but we were never told something this catasrophic could happen. We had an amazing physical relationship and this has caused an insane amount of stress in our marriage while we try to learn to connect in different ways and with lowered expectations. I guess we can watch movies and learn how to knit together instead.

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Old 01-07-2013, 01:55 AM   #6
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Dh didn't have a hard time with his. They gave him Valium and he took it an hour before, although he should have taken it an hour earlier than that because it didn't take full affect until after the procedure. Lol! He slept the rest of the day, and recovery was about 2 weeks to feel normal. We are enjoying sex without getting pregnant.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:46 AM   #7
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DH and I are Quiverfull, but you might get a better response over here:

http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/....php?t=1467738
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My x husband stated it was the best 500 dollars he ever spent 20 minute procedure when our 7 year old was about 3 weeks old.

He did it on a Friday and was back to regular work on Monday.
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My husband was uncomfortable for about a week- but he has an on your feet walking around all day kind of job and went back on Monday, he should have taken the day off and rested more. I am so happy to be off bc pills for good!

(Our cost was just a co-pay too, so cheaper than a yr of bc pills)
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:10 AM   #10
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My DH was very uncomfortable. The doc let me watch the whole procedure, and it was pretty vicious, lol. Even with the local anesthetic, DH was grimacing, gripping the table, etc. His doctor also didn't prescribe pain meds until one of his stitches burst the next day.

He doesn't regret it, but just based on what he told me, the whole ordeal was a LOT more painful than he expected.
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