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What are the risks of no-scalpel vasectomy?

What are the risks of no-scalpel vasectomy?

Any medical procedure, no matter how minor, carries some degree of risk. No-scalpel vasectomy is no different, though the risks are quite low and are lower than conventional vasectomy. Here are the complications that are possible (though very unlikely) to occur:

  • Bleeding or bruising (typically minor)
  • Infection
  • Vasectomy failure (very rare, but it is possible for sperm to cross the void between the two blocked ends of the vas deferens)
  • Sperm granuloma (a hard, pea-sized lump that results from sperm leaking from the cut end of the vas deferens — these are not harmful and typically disappear with time)
  • Congestion (a sense of fullness or pressure in the scrotum, which typically resolves itself with time)

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