No-Scalpel Vasectomy is a procedure that produces permanent sterilization for men. There are several steps to take in preparation for having a vasectomy.
Prior to performing this small operation, a patient will meet with his doctor for a counseling visit to discuss the procedure, the risks, benefits, and alternatives to a sterilization procedure and to have the man sign a sterilization consent form.
Additionally there are some steps to ensure a successful and comfortable process of sterilization. These are:
- Purchase a well fitting/tight athletic supporter to wear for the first few days after the procedure.
- Purchase any prescribed medications such as pain medications or sedative medications as recommended by your doctor to be taken prior to the procedure.
- Unless you have had an adverse or bad reaction to ibuprofen, take one dose of ibuprofen – 800mg, one hour prior to the procedure to reduce discomfort and inflammation.
- Avoid any medications such as aspirin, vitamin E, fish oil which can cause excess bleeding, for one week prior to the procedure. If you take Coumadin or some other blood thinner you should discuss with your doctor that prescribes that medication your intention to have this procedure and the timing of stopping that medication.
- You will need to make arrangements for another person to drive you home after the procedure. This is an absolute requirement if you have taken a sedative medication or a narcotic pain reliever on the day of the procedure.