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Overview

The vasectomy is a simple office procedure in which a segment of the tubes carrying the sperm from the testicles is removed, and the ends are sealed off. The procedure is performed under a local anesthetic and only takes about twenty minutes. Most men eagerly admit that the procedure is less painful than a visit to the dentist's office. In order to minimize the discomfort and complications, it is important to limit your activity for 24 hours after surgery. You can do light activity after two or three days, but you'll need to avoid sports or any high physical work or activity for a week or so. Most instances of complications from vasectomies occur because of too much activity following the procedure.