Does a vasectomy hurt?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (4)


Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

No. The area is numbed and the patient is given a sedative.

Published on Feb 08, 2016

Answered by John C. McHugh, MD (View Profile)

No. The area is numbed and the patient is given a sedative.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Theodore V. Benderev, MD

These days, a vasectomy by an experienced urologist very rarely hurts. New techniques, such as anesthesia that can be delivered by a jet spray rather than a needle, explain why the vast majority of patients in such situations describe their vasectomy as painless.
In addition, the "no-scalpel" technique, which can be performed with the above mentioned "no-needle" technique, is a shorter, less-invasive procedure done with special instruments. The risk of painful complications after the no- scalpel vasectomy, such as bleeding, have also been shown to be reduced.

Put plainly, this procedure is one where physician experience can make a difference.

Published on Feb 08, 2016

Answered by Theodore V. Benderev, MD (View Profile)

These days, a vasectomy by an experienced urologist very rarely hurts. New techniques, such as anesthesia that can be delivered by a jet spray rather than a needle, explain why the vast majority of patients in such situations describe their vasectomy as painless.
In addition, the "no-scalpel" technique, which can be performed with the above mentioned "no-needle" technique, is a shorter, less-invasive procedure done with special instruments. The risk of painful complications after the no- scalpel vasectomy, such as bleeding, have also been shown to be reduced.

Put plainly, this procedure is one where physician experience can make a difference.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Stephen F. Shaban, MD

There should only be minor discomfort during the procedure and afterwards, there is mild discomfort for a couple of days. Discomfort can be controlled with ibuprofen.

Published on Feb 08, 2016

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Answered by Stephen F. Shaban, MD

There should only be minor discomfort during the procedure and afterwards, there is mild discomfort for a couple of days. Discomfort can be controlled with ibuprofen.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Anand M. Dhanda, MD, FACS

A vasectomy is done under local anesthetic. There is some discomfot but no real pain.

Published on Feb 08, 2016

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Answered by Anand M. Dhanda, MD, FACS

A vasectomy is done under local anesthetic. There is some discomfot but no real pain.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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