Consultation for a Vasectomy

A consultation is a place where you can find out more information about a vasectomy, ask any questions you may have and decide whether the surgery is really for you. It is also a place for you to decide whether the surgeon you have chosen is right for you. The surgeon should explain to you what will happen during a procedure and outline the risks and benefits of the surgery.

You may wish to bring your partner along to the consultation for support and to allow them to ask questions too. During your consultation your surgeon should ask you whether you are taking any medication and whether you have ever had previous surgery to the testicles.

If you are a younger male it is important to establish whether the surgery is really the right option for you or whether there is a possibility that you might change your mind. It is for these reasons that you may be asked to speak to a professional advisor or counsellor. They will be able to assess how important the surgery is to you and whether you are realistic about the permanency of the decision.

Medical History

This is an area where you absolutely need to be completely honest with the surgeon involved. It is essential that they know any medications you have been on or are on, and previous health checks which have brought back problems and any allergies you may have. If you already have pains around your testicles it may be that having the surgery makes them worse. It may be necessary for you to be clued up on any previous medical problems observed by male members of your family.

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