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Old 02-03-2015, 06:54 PM
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V for Vasectomy.

At 54 years old, and just starting to think about meeting new women after my wife passed away last year, I've decided it makes sense to get it done. I have no interest in having another child, and I don't want the possibility complicating any future relationships.

So, I've read some threads and have an idea of what to expect, but I have a few questions.

Do I simply ask my GP (who I trust) to refer me to a local Urologist? Are there any specific methods I should research?

Since I am now living alone, how bad will the recovery be? I'm not sure I want to have my daughter come home from college for the weekend to help and explain it to her.

Is it covered by insurance?

I've read all about bags of peas and bringing in samples, but is there any wisdom anyone would like to pass to me?

Thanks - tough subject.

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Be a man. Grab a sixer of Bud heavy and head to the garage. Two hits with a ball peen hammer and you're done.
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Very interesting subject to me also. Looking forward to learning a little bit. I'm much younger at 37 but my wife's health isn't conducive to another pregnancy (we were amazingly lucky the first time around) and now she can't be on birth control so I have to step up to the plate.
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when I had mine done, I asked the doctor how it is done. He opened the draw to his desk and took out 2 bricks. He said " we place your nuts on a table then slam them betwen these two bricks" I said that's going to really hurt. The doctor said " not a all, i keep my thumbs up"
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Very interesting subject to me also. Looking forward to learning a little bit. I'm much younger at 37 but my wife's health isn't conducive to another pregnancy (we were amazingly lucky the first time around) and now she can't be on birth control so I have to step up to the plate.
There are some pretty good threads from the fall of 2014. Quite a few guys here have had it done. I know it's not a big deal, but my situation is a little different because I don't have a caretaker.
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Had mine done years ago (early 70's) the old fashion way. Early Friday morning (so not to miss much work). Went home did the ice pack thing, felt stupid, went and put a window air conditioner in. A little swelling, some unusual coloring and life had been good!!
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Not that big a deal. Have it done on a Friday. Take it easy all weekend and you'll be fine come Monday. No caretaker needed but you will need a ride home. And whatever you do don't get cocky and workout or lift anything real heavy that Saturday or Sunday unless you want to risk going to the ER.
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Well my wife gave me the talk. at 30 years old, we have four kids. She wants me to get cut, honestly I'm pretty freaked out about it. Mostly because I hate needles and sitting with frozen peas in my nut sack for a week sounds like just this side of hell. Her argument however is rather persuasive
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when I had mine done, I asked the doctor how it is done. He opened the draw to his desk and took out 2 bricks. He said " we place your nuts on a table then slam them betwen these two bricks" I said that's going to really hurt. The doctor said " not a all, i keep my thumbs up"
Same thing the guy told me when he was bricking his camel.
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There are 4 types of vasectomies.....read here.
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the...procedures.htm

I opted to have mine cut/snipped and clotterized. I was wide awake for the entire process and was back at work on Monday, from a Friday procedure.

Check with your insurance if it is covered. Some ins. plans do NOT cover it unless it is deemed as "necessary" vs. "voluntary". Mine did cover it.
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Well my wife gave me the talk. at 30 years old, we have four kids. She wants me to get cut, honestly I'm pretty freaked out about it. Mostly because I hate needles and sitting with frozen peas in my nut sack for a week sounds like just this side of hell. Her argument however is rather persuasive

4 kids at 30? My wife and I had 4 by the time I was 24. I told the doctor I didn't care how he did it. just take it easy for a few days after
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If you have a good gp I would ask him about a good urologist. Insurance didn't cover it when I had mine done in '84, it was considered "Elective Surgery". Ice packs and a restful weekend and you'll be fine. I walked around that Saturday (had it done Friday) at a few swap meets but for sure did no running or weight lifting.
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Feels like someone flicking you in the nuts twice. Had it done on lunch hour and drove back to work after for the rest of the day (office job) so the recovery is not bad. Definitely couldn't do any physical exertion though. Worst part was just the awkwardness of having your junk exposed and some dude down there.

I have united insurance and it covered 100% after deductible was met.
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I had it done. Go do it. The frozen peas are a must, and tighty whites. Trust me on that one, I learned the hard way.
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4 kids at 30? My wife and I had 4 by the time I was 24. I told the doctor I didn't care how he did it. just take it easy for a few days after


Damn dude I thought I was fertile. 4 at 24? God bless you
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I was so nervous i took some oxy that morning. A couple hours before the cut i felt that they were not working so i took some more. Mistake!
The pills made me sick to my stomach. Barfing after getting snipped is not a good thing.
Overall piece of cake. Needle in the sack and all you feel is some pulling and the smell of being skin burning when coterized (sp?)
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Actual procedure for me was absolutely nothing . Went to harbor freight tools with my buddy right after getting snipped to buy a LARGE air compressor for shop . No issues over the weekend . Did the frozen peas and a lortab or two . BUT !!! 3 weeks later in the hospital with my wife giving birth to my third child I had an infection and a nut the size of a tennis ball doc called in anti-biotics and pain killers and a few days later I was all good . Must say though calling my wife into hospital bathroom after she just gave birth and saying "hey baby does this look right ?" Was a priceless moment in my life
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Be a man. Grab a sixer of Bud heavy and head to the garage. Two hits with a ball peen hammer and you're done.
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Doc told me $500 in the office or $2,500 across the street at the hospital. Guess which one I chose.

At the time I was single and living alone. On a Friday afternoon I had my office manager drop me off at the docs. About an hour later she picked me up and dropped me off at the house. I plopped down on the sofa with a bag of frozen peas. On Monday I returned to work. That was pretty much it. Except I tweezed out the stitches a couple of weeks later.

The shots in the nuts were about like dental shots, no fun, but not horrible. Don't sweat it. The horror stories are largely just that, stories, as long as you follow the post op protocol.

Best $500 I ever spent!!!!
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Had mine at 27, piece of cake, no care taker needed, and I drove myself home, 3 days later I was surfing in Hawaii.
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