Risks and Complications of Vasectomy

By | 2009-08-27T15:01:02+00:00 August 27th, 2009|Categories: Research & References|Tags: , |14 Comments

Urol Clin North Am. 2009 Aug;36(3):331-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2009.05.009. Risks and complications of vasectomy. Adams CE1, Wald M. 


Vasectomy is a safe and effective procedure for permanent contraception. Vasectomy is 30 times less likely to fail and 20 times less likely to have postoperative complications than its gynecologic counterpart. Complications from vasectomy are rare and minor in nature. Immediate risks include infection, hematoma, and pain. Complications seldom lead to hospitalization or aggressive medical management. Technique is surgeon dependent; however, certain techniques, such as fascial interposition, seem to decrease rates of vasectomy failure. Despite myriad vasectomy techniques, failure rates are less than those seen with tubal ligation. Available data suggest that vasectomized men do not seem at increased risk for immune-complex diseases.

PMID: 19643235 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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  1. Hima February 3, 2018 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    How can i do the fertility quiz?

  2. waheed February 16, 2018 at 12:18 am - Reply

    How do I do the quiz

  3. Adam February 18, 2018 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    I need help with sperm analysis test
    Please tell me if it’s normal
    Semen analysis quantity =3.0ml
    Viscosity =viscous
    Total count=24 ML
    Live count=16 ML
    Sperm per ejaculate =72 MIL
    Percentage motile sperm=67%
    Rapid Linear Progression =06%
    Slow/non lin progression =50%
    Non progressive =44%
    Sperm morphology normal form=40%


    • Sara SDx
      Sara SDx February 19, 2018 at 7:01 pm - Reply

      It’s a little tricky to tell. The rapid linear progression is low. Are you having trouble getting pregnant?

  4. Khan March 8, 2018 at 8:48 am - Reply

    total sperm count 28 million/ml

    active motile: 20 million/ml
    sluggish motile: 40%
    non progressive: 05%
    non motile: 35%

    head defect: 01%
    body defect: 01%
    tail defect: 01%

    pus cell: 1-2/ HPF
    fructose test: positive
    Auto Agglutination: Absent

    • Sara SDx
      Sara SDx March 8, 2018 at 3:25 pm - Reply

      What was volume?

      • Khan March 9, 2018 at 5:51 pm - Reply

        2 ml was the volume

      • Khan March 10, 2018 at 5:18 pm - Reply

        Can you please tell about my report, my wife suffering from PCOS syndrome and this is my report, she is under medication.
        Thank you

  5. Khan March 9, 2018 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    2 ml

    • Sara SDx
      Sara SDx March 16, 2018 at 1:19 am - Reply

      With 2ml, your results are borderline. I’d like to see them a little higher but they are enough to conceive naturally (it just might take a little longer than usual) PCOS can make conceiving difficult.. Medication can help.

      Both of you may want to look into things that you can do together to improve your health — maybe improve diet, or exercise more often, get more sleep or reduce stress. It is worth talking together what steps you can both take together to improve your health to try to improve your chances of conceiving.

      • Khan March 16, 2018 at 6:43 am - Reply

        Thank you 🙂

      • Khan March 16, 2018 at 6:49 am - Reply

        Yes she is taking metformin tabs to regulate insulin.. Doctor said it would take may be 1 or 2 months to get pregnant, doctor prescribed her metformin.

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