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Are there side effects from a vasectomy?

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The procedure is very safe. Complications aren’t common, but if they happen, they can include swelling, bruising, inflammation, and infection. These are almost never serious, but tell your doctor if you have symptoms.

The procedure will not affect your testosterone level, erections, climaxes, sex drive, or any other part of your sex life.

From: Vasectomy: What You Should Know WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Male Sterilization.”

Beaumont Health System: “Vasectomy.”

American Cancer Society: “What are the risk factors for prostate cancer?”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 16, 2019

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Male Sterilization.”

Beaumont Health System: “Vasectomy.”

American Cancer Society: “What are the risk factors for prostate cancer?”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 16, 2019

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