had vasectomy and now loving the reward as is my wife

Posted , 6 users are following.

i had vasectomy on nhs and it is well worth it. Very little pain during the operation which took about forty minutes,and the following two weeks were uncomfortable but bearable. I considered going private but braved it on nhs and they were brilliant.No regrets at all and dont listen to your so called friends who fill you with horror stories. Its been ten weeks now and feels no different to before.

0 likes, 10 replies

Report / Delete

10 Replies

  • Posted

    I would like to back this up by saying my hubby had his done about 10 yrs ago. Yes it was scary, yes a bit sore but now we both consider it well worth it.

    Much happier without the worries of the patter of tiny feet.

    Everything still works properly!!!!!!!!!

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I had a vasectomy 34 years ago and still suffer all the nagging pains this stupid operation gave me, sex is about half as good since having this dreadful procedure. Anyone out there thinking about having one wants to thank themselves that they do not nead to have it, there are plenty of other better ways of birth control.
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Lelly :shock:

    great cut a man's rocks off (metaphorically) get real Lelly, it might have nothing to do with sex drive, your on arolstat (for obesity) and booze and anti depressants and him getting a vasectomy was scary, who for Lelly lol :shock

    no \"pitter patter of tiny feet\" get a grip missy, :sorry: bad pun :whistle:

    don't forget i'm ya mate Lelly :mrgreen:

    Ken ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ :run: :hug: :rainbow:

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    my partner and I had decided to for me to have the snp before she fell pregnant. We went to the doctors today for our sons 6 week check and we said that we both wanted me to have the op but they said that the NHS wouldnt even consider this till a year after our son was born ( he was born on 28-11-2009) does this sound right ?

    please help me !

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Ask around, some traditional doctors refuse vasectomy to people who don't have at least two healthy kids. Others like the one I'm going to use will do single men with no kids if you make a good case for it.

      Look for a specialist urologist who does 'no scalpel' 'open-ended' vasectomies to reduce the 10% chance of complications - if you find a private one you can probably get referred to them on the NHS. Good luck. 

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    My experience has not been positive. I had a vasectomy in July 2009. In December as planned I commenced sending in the monthly sperm samples. I have now done 8 samples in total. The first was clear, as was the sixth. But all the others show \"Few(1) - 1 sperm only seen in every High Powered Field\". So as I have not had two consecutive clear samples, the hospital won't give me the all-clear. They say that what is happening is rare, but they also say they do not feel the operation failed. I feel the whole experience has been a waste of time and has in fact damaged the sex life of my wife and me, as the monthly cycle of tests with no successful clear result interferes with our sex life.

    I am very disappointed as almost a year on I am in no better place than I was before. I do think they should provide better information before the op on this type of situation. As it stands I would not recommend a vasectomy to other men.

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      In your semen analyses if they really only saw 1 sperm cell per millimeter of semen, or they only saw a few, consider the operation a success.

      Men with less than 5,000,000 sperm/ml are considered not fertile. So if you can count the sperm cells on your fingers this is better than any contraceptive on the market.

      However I would double check the reports they gave you, normally sperm counts are reported in millions so 1=1,000,000. Still, 1 million/ml would be clinically infertile and a better contraceptive than condoms. 

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    As much as I hate NHS stats and their misuse, in this case they are right. This is rare, approximately 1 in 2000 chance.

    Within a short space of time (usualy first two months) the vas can re-connect spontaneously, now whilst it won't / may not lead to full fertility it can lead to some mobility. After so many failed results though I would have thought they would have deemed a fail and offered to re-do the vasectomy.

    My advice would be though if you are not in pain now, stick with whatever birth control you are using and avoid the risks from a vasectomy.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    You seem to be perhaps one of the lucky ones, but it can still go wrong, as mine did and each year is worse than the one before. The NHS now say 10% PVPS with a further 4 ish% with other problems. That`s something like one in seven, with major problems, wish they`d told me that!!!!!
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I am a horror story and unfortunatly it`s true. I just want to save someone from the horrors of vasectomy, which when it goes wrong you would not like it, that`s for sure.

    My main complaint is the Family Planners of this world don`t give us patients the true facts and hide the problems.

    Go to a new car showroom and ask the salesperson if you should have a new car? Well it`s just the same with Family Planners, its what they do.

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up