There may be some bruising and swelling of the scrotum after the operation.
Most procedures have a potential for side-effects and these are outlined in the procedure information sheet and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons information which you will receive in Dr Rasiah’s rooms.
There is a remote possibility of spontaneous regeneration and/or reconnection of the vas which can potentially lead to pregnancy.
Prolonged discomfort may occasionally be felt in one or more testes.
After vasectomy it will take at least 3months and 30 ejaculations for the remaining sperm to be eliminated from your vas. Occasionally, tiny numbers of residual sperm may appear on this test. Unfortunately, this will require repeat testing 4-6 weeks later until the test confirms all the sperm have been eliminated.
As a result of this you would need to CONTINUE WITH YOUR USUAL CONTRACEPTIVE until your sterility is confirmed by a semen analysis which shows that there are no sperm remaining.