I have recently three weeks ago undergone a vasectomy. I have had pain and an infection which have both now cleared. However, I still have tenderness in both testicles. But my main concern is that I now seem to have a lower sex drive a problem that I have never had before. I am very concerned about these things and feel uneasy talking to male friends and family about it.
A vasectomy is a procedure performed on the vas deferens, the tubes that put sperm into your semen when you ejaculate. Keep reading for more on what to expect from sex after your vasectomy. This may mean waiting a week or more after your procedure. Having sex immediately after the surgery could reopen the incisions and allow bacteria to enter the wound. This could potentially lead to infection.
Is this true? Kevin R. Loughlin, M. Concern that getting a vasectomy could lead to prostate cancer flared in when the Harvard Health Professionals Follow-up Study reported that men who had undergone vasectomies were about one-and-a-half times more likely to develop prostate cancer than men who had not had the operation. Still, many experts were skeptical, pointing out that there were only newly diagnosed cases of prostate cancer in the entire group.
Anyone who watches professional sports on TV is bombarded with commercials dealing with erectile dysfunction ED. They do experience age-related hormonal changes, and there are good medical reasons not to ignore ED, even when it responds to medication. ED is an early marker for vascular problems. This is one reason why your primary care physician may — and should — ask you about your sex life. Why is ED a risk factor for heart attack?