That doctor is lying to you. I remember reading stuff here before my vas, but thinking “I’ll trust the doctor, I mean, he can’t lie to his patients.”
Boy was I wrong. I went to Ronald Weiss in Ottawa, who’s done 45,000 vasectomies, and that’s all he does. I figured that I would be safe because he does so many and that’s all he does.
He looked me right in the eye and said it’s a 1 in 10,000 chance of PVPS (.01%) which is pure science fiction.
I went ahead with the vas, and now it’s been 9 months of chronic genital pain. I’m a bit better than I was, but I’m still in pain pretty much all the time, I think about it non-stop, I regret it all the time, I’m bitter, angry, resentful, and I thought about suicide every day for about 6 months.
Sex is now more of a chore and it’s about 20% pain, 80% pleasure, which sucks. Doing anything strenuous is painful, and although I can still do most things, I’m in pain doing my hobbies, job, chores, walking, lifting heavy stuff etc.
Don’t forget too that even a lot of guys who don’t have pain report less intense orgasms - that’s a fact that can’t be denied - your vas deferens is innervated and has contractions during an orgasm - that will go away after a vas and your orgasms will be less pleasurable, although most guys don’t want to admit that.
I’m getting a reversal in about 2 months with Dr. Keith Jarvi in Toronto, and even though he is a PVPS researcher, expert, etc. he doesn’t know what causes it, and flat out told me that we have to ‘roll the dice’ and find out what happens. He’s not sure if a reversal will fix me, but it’s a logical first step in what could be many surgeries.
Even if the reversal does fix me, we have members here who have had reversals, become pain free, and then 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, even 10 years later the pain returns. We also have members here who were fine after the vas, and then 10 years later had pain start - so you are never truly out of the woods with this crap.
Also don’t forget that insurance companies don’t usually cover reversals, so you may go broke trying to get ‘repaired.’
If you end up unable to work and disabled because of this crap, can you afford that? Do you have a disability policy to cover this? Since it’s an elective procedure a lot of guys aren’t eligible for disability FYI.
Now in all likelihood, you’ll be fine, but if you end up on the wrong side of 98% you will be very very sorry. (Source: AUA 1-2% chance of chronic scrotal pain impacting quality of life; CUA states 1-14% chance of chronic scrotal pain, although they don’t list severity, those are still shit odds). This is actually common enough that my own family doc has another male patient with severe pain from a vas for the past 3 or so years. Why didn’t I ask him about vasectomies beforehand? My dad had a coworker who had severe pain for years and years and years, and the docs all told him it was an infection, which it wasn’t. He’s dead now and his pain never went away. This is way more common than you think.
If my vasectomist had told me it was a 1 in 50 chance of severe pain, I would’ve walked away and never looked back.
Just don’t do it. Use condoms or look into papaya seed powder for temporary sterilization, or just pull out, it’s pretty effective and I did it for years without fail - so why did I get the vas again?