So there you have it! The top causes of pain after a vasectomy – remember, virtually all of my patients heal just fine but some men will invariably experience some of the findings above. If its you, do not panic and do not start getting advice from Dr. Google – we are always here to help.
While a vasectomy is considered a minor operation, it is still an operation nonetheless. I use a local anesthetic with either a no-needle spray applicator or a traditional needle approach. Most men prefer the no-needle spray applicator which has been scientifically shown to be less painful and result in less post-vasectomy pain and hematoma. Everybody metabolizes anesthetic at different rates however, which is why some require top ups. On average I find out of 200 men I see a month, only 1 to 2 require additional top ups and even then only about 1-2 cc’s. Keep in mind this ain’t the finger or the toe and so pain in this region sometimes feels more than what it really is – and that is why I move ever so fast (6 minutes) to ensure a pain-free experience.