7 Things to Prepare Before Having a Vasectomy

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7 Things to Prepare Before Having a Vasectomy

After one or two children, many of us have had our fill of diapers and temper tantrums. Sure, we love the kids we have, but that doesn’t mean we want to go through the whole process again. Luckily, there are a number of forms of birth control that you and your spouse can choose from. However, taking birth control every day can be tedious. If you are absolutely sure that you are done having kids, you can get permanent birth control in the form of a vasectomy.

A vasectomy is a simple procedure that prohibits a man from having any more children by cutting the vas. The vas is what connects the scrotum to the penis and allows the mad to produce semen.
While the Vasectomy Sydney 13Snip may sound intimidating, it’s a standard procedure. Of course, you want to be prepared. Here are 7 ways to prepare before having a vasectomy.

1. Learn everything you can

Before you go through a vasectomy, it’s wise to get as much information about the procedure as you can. Research the procedure thoroughly. You can get a lot of information by reading articles online and talking to others who have been through it before you go into the doctor’s office for a consultation. Write down any questions that you might have for the doctor. The more questions, the better. Be sure to consider how it might affect any conditions that you have and how it might interact with any medications that you are taking.

2. Be mindful of the medications you take before the procedure

Most of us take an over the counter painkiller when necessary without even thinking twice about it. However, you have to be more mindful when you’re about to go under the knife. Certain medications can cause bleeding after surgery. This bleeding can lead to serious problems. For that reason, you want to stop taking the following medications two weeks before your vasectomy:

  • Advil
  • Aleve
  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Motrin
  • Naproxen

If the doctor notices any of these medications in your system, he may not perform the procedure. Be sure to talk to your doctor about any and all medications and supplements that you take.  Many men get very anxious before a vasectomy. To help calm the nerves, talk to your doctor about taking an anti-anxiety medication shortly before the procedure to help calm you down. They will give you a prescription for something to take and give you further instructions.

3. Talk to your spouse

While a vasectomy only affects your body directly, it will affect you and your spouse together. This decision also means that your spouse may no longer be able to have children with you. You need to talk to each other and come to this decision together. Making this decision together can help you talk to each other about your future together and make sure that you are on the same page. If your partner doesn’t agree with the decision, it may influence your decision. It’s best to talk to your spouse before you talk to your doctor.

4. Come to the procedure dressed right

To make the experience as comfortable as possible, you want to wear the right clothing to your vasectomy. Wear loose clothing to prevent anything from rubbing against the affected area. The room will be warm, so it’s a good idea to wear a tee shirt and loose shorts.

While your clothing should be relatively loose, your undergarments should be supportive. You will receive extra support after the procedure, but it’s still going to be nice to have the right underwear to add additional support. You may also want to bring a supportive cup.

5. Shave and clean area

Your doctor is going to be working in a sensitive area. To give the doctor the best visibility, you should completely shave the area before your procedure. Do your best to be thorough. You should also shave while in the shower with water and use shaving cream to avoid any irritation. You also want to clean the area very well before you allow your doctor to handle it. This is mostly a courtesy to the doctor.

6. Store sperm

Even if you are 100% sure that you won’t want any more children, it’s a good idea to store some of your sperm just in case something changes in your life. There is the option to keep some of your sperm available for future use. This gives you the opportunity to change your mind.

7. Arrange a ride home

After the vasectomy, you will likely be in some pain. There may also be some swelling and bruising. The pain and discomfort can make it difficult to focus on driving. For that reason, it’s a good idea to have someone available to drive you home. The surgery doesn’t take too long, so they can probably wait the entire time if they don’t mind.

When you are done having children but your body isn’t it’s time to take action into your own hands. You can have sexual intercourse all you want without worrying about getting pregnant by going in to get this simple outpatient procedure. In just about thirty minutes, you will be prepared to enjoy the next stage of life. If you’re ready to make this step, talk to your local doctor today.

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Stacey Chillemi


I am on a mission to transform the health of millions worldwide. Check out my website at staceychillemi.com. I am a popular and recognizable health and lifestyle reporter and expert, columnist and health host. Author of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing and Natural Remedies for Common Conditions, along with 20 other published books. I am the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and a recognized health and natural remedies expert, with over 20 years in practice as a Health Coach. I write for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, Thrive Global and Medium (Owned by Arianna Huffington). I have been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, local news, and numerous radio shows. My focus is on natural healing, herbal remedies, alternative methods, self-motivation, food for medicine, nutrition, fitness, natural beauty remedies and the power of positive thinking.