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Birth Control Vasectomy
Tubes on both sides from testicle to prostate that carry sperm made by testicles are brought out through a small skin puncture in the scrotum and either cut, tied, burned or clamped. Simple procedure, cost effective and usually with minimal side effects. Low failure rate. Clinic procedure, done in office with local anesthetic to skin. Minimal down time. A very ...Read more
What should I expect after a vasectomy? For example change in sensation, and how effective is it for birth control?
How reliable is a vasectomy? My husband had one 2yrs ago, followed all post op directions, but I still insist on addl contraception.Am I overreacting?
What causes an abnormal menstrual cycle? I am a healthy 33 year old female. I don't smoke, do drugs or drink. I have two children (12 and 10) both normal births. I have only one sexual partner (my husband) who had a vasectomy about 8 years ago. I have had
I : I can understand your concern as that is a very unusual menstrual cycle. Please take a pregnancy test to be sure that isn't the cause, but it sounds unlikely. Please have your thyroid hormones checked to be sure you are not hypothyroid. It is also important to be sure you are receiving adequate nutrition, as patient's with malnutrition can have irregular cycles. That is a very long time to go without a period so i advise that you do see a gynecologist and have this completely evaluated. ...Read more
Depends: If you never want to get pregnant again, the best thing is for you and your partner to both have your tubes tied (tubal ligation for her, vasectomy for him); if you want to consider getting pregnant, but not for several years, a Progesterone iud like mirena, is a good choice. If you want to try for a pregnancy sooner, and can remember to take a pill every day, the pill; if forgetful, depo provera. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the safest, most permanent birth control for men? After "accidentally" having a 3rd kid, i want to make 101% sure that is doesn't happen again
Vasectomy: Vasectomy is a form of male birth control that cuts the supply of sperm to your semen. It's done by cutting and sealing the tubes that carry sperm. Vasectomy has a low risk of problems and can usually be performed in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia. Vasectomy is considered permanent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: For normal cycles, almost any contraceptive is available for a healthy, non-smoking 40 year old. If cycle control is needed, sometimes ocps, depo-provera, or Mirena iud works best. If she is done with child-bearing; something permanent like laparoscopic tubal ligation, essure, or male vasectomy is available. Check with your doc to see which is best for you. Take care. ...Read more
Contraception is also known as Birth control. Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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