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Vasectomy (cont.)

Vasectomy Preparation

  • The person needs to wash thoroughly and put on clean, snug underwear or an athletic supporter (jock strap) before their appointment.
  • The doctor may ask the person to shave the front portion of the scrotum the night before surgery.
  • Do not take aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medication (such as Nuprin, Advil, Motrin) for 10 days before the procedure. Such medication can increase the risk of bleeding with vasectomy.
  • Prepare any questions for the doctor. The person will be asked to sign a consent form that states they understand the risks involved with vasectomy and that sterility cannot be absolutely guaranteed.
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