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A 34-year-old male asked:

I'm nervous about getting a vasectomy, my wife and have 2 kids, don't want more, but still nervous?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Witten
Urology 28 years experience
Nervous about vas: You wouldn't be normal if you weren't somewhat frightened about a vasectomy. I often give my patients a valium tablet to take when they come in. It takes the edge off. Vasectomy does not change erections, sensation, or climax. You will have the same amount of semen when you ejaculate. You will likely be uncomfortable for 48-72 hours. Ice (frozen bag of peas) helps too. And once it's finished...
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
First decide: You want vasectomy done , if you elide it is a low risk simple out patient procedure , some urologists equipped to do the procedure right in the office. If you are afraid and don't want it other birth control methods are also available .Speak to your doctor.
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
Normally...: You're nervous about vasectomy for your responsible family planning is normal because you're a normal man. Technically, vasectomy can be done under local anesthesia usually in the office, and proved to be easier and less cost for man than tubal ligation for women. So, take time to assimilate the contents of vasectomy counseling addressing its indication, details, potential complications, and...

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