Can be. Post surgical issues of testicular or scrotal procedures are complicated by the fact that the patient can see and feel the area of healing. In other words you can’t see or feel the area of healing of an appendectomy. In addition the testicles move around and this too keeps the fact that something has been done heavy on the mind of the male patient. So many times I’ll see a patient after a vasectomy and they will tell me that one or both of their testicles are swollen. Commonly I examine them and everything is normal. I can only deduce that the post surgical changes brought about by cutting the vas tube and sealing it has set in motion a chain of events that causes discomfort and is perceived by the patient as being “swollen.”
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March Madness and the Long Running Myth in Urology
It’s no secret that this country loves March Madness, but is it true vasectomy appointments spike during this time of year? Do so many men opt for the procedure during March that urologists are flooded with requests? Do men want a reason to stay at home and watch these games that bad?
“Difficult to completely say if it’s a myth or not, but vasectomy appointments don’t go up during March Madness at my practice,” said Dr. Ajay Nangia. “I’ve been doing vasectomies for 16 years and it’s not like I’m suddenly getting inundated for requests on the Friday of March Madness.”
Dr. Nangia, who volunteers for the Urology Care Foundation, is an Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. For the record, Kansas is home to some of the most loyal college basketball fans in America. The Kansas Jayhawks were a No. 1 seed in the 2016 tournament and they won it all in 2008.
Other popular sporting events rumored to cause a rise in vasectomy requests include the Olympics, World Cup and Masters (golf tournament). None of this has ever been proven in a study, according to Dr. Nangia.
“I don’t think anyone’s ever published a study on it,” Dr. Nangia said. “If there were to be a study, it shouldn’t be based on one practice.”
The American Urological Association (AUA) has never reported any data linking March Madness, or other sporting event, to an increased number of vasectomies performed. However, a report from CNN in 2014 quoted Dr. Ed Sabanegh, chairman of the Department of Urology at the Cleveland Clinic, as saying his practice performs about 50% more vasectomies in March.
Dr. Nangia thinks the idea that “vasectomy appointments skyrocket in March” might be an illusion. He explained that since many practices promote getting vasectomies in March (i.e., giving away free pizza coupons with appointments) it may simply just feel as though more men are undergoing the procedure in March. Until a study is done to find out if U.S. men line up in droves for a vasectomy during March Madness, we may never know for sure.
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Vasectomy Quick Facts
Here is a helpful collection of interesting facts and points of information about vasectomy:
- Each year, between 500,000 and 600,000 men select vasectomy as the permanent birth control method of choice in their family.
- Vasectomy is considered nearly 100 percent effective, safe, and does not interfere with sexual pleasure.
- The No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) procedure was developed in the early 1970s in China by Dr. Li Shunqiang.
- During the past few decades, over 15 million vasectomies have been performed around the world using the NSV technique.
- No-scalpel vasectomy can be completed in about 15 – 20 minutes.
- A vasectomy does not reduce a manís sexual drive, virility or his ability to have or enjoy sex.
- About 85 percent of health care insurance programs include coverage for the vasectomy procedure, so there may be little or no cost to you.
- Most vasectomy procedures are performed by urologists; medical doctors who are specialists in the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs.
- Sterilization for a man (vasectomy) is significantly less expensive than for a woman (tubal ligation), which may be as much as five times more costly. Learn more about vasectomy costs.
- Many vasectomy procedures are performed on Thursdays or Fridays to allow for a weekend vasectomy recovery time – before returning to work the following week.
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Patient Non-Compliance With Vasectomy Follow-Up
Urology – September 30, 2013 – Vol. 30 – No. 10
Article Reviewed: Compliance With Semen Analysis. Duplisea J, Whelan T: J Urol; 2013;189 (June): 2248-2251.