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Infection can be a complication of any surgical procedure. Infection after no-scalpel vasectomy is very uncommon and is estimated to occur in about 1 out of 1000 patients or 0.1%.

Technically surgical site infections can occur within the first 30 days of any procedure; however, vasectomy site infections will most often occur within three (3) to ten (10) days after a vasectomy. It would be very unusual to develop a vasectomy site infection within the first three (3) days of a vasectomy.

The first symptoms of an infection are when a patient says they don’t feel well. The first physical sign will be a purulent (bad smelling, yellow) discharge from a poorly healing vasectomy site. Scrotal redness, warmth, and swelling are often present. Fever may or may not an initial sign. Usually the scrotum is very tender. The tenderness and redness may extend into the groin areas.

Treatment for a vasectomy infection will involve antibiotics. On rare occasions hospitalization for intra-venous antibiotics and surgical drainage may be required.

Infection after no-scalpel vasectomy is so uncommon that The American Urological Association recommends against routine use of antibiotics for vasectomy in low risk individuals.

What Our Patients Are Saying

"Dr. Monteith prepared me mentally for the pre, during and post procedure journey. He also provided me with all the tools necessary for a comfortable recovery. I'm definitely confident in this Dr's work, and especially glad at how little pain I experienced throughout the process. It would be worth it to visit Dr. Monteith no matter what state you have to travel from, I drove from Virginia."

- J.R.

"Very comforting and knowledgeable experience not only was the staff pleasant so was the atmosphere! I drove 3 hours so i did my research. I was impressed with the information, visuals, and on hand knowledge about what the procedure was all about. I felt like an expert after i left! Not to mention the 45 min in and out time. I will be recommending this to all my colleagues thank you!"

- J.W.

"Dr Monteith, and his staff, were all very professional about my decision to have a vastectomy. They informed me of the risks, the surgery procedure, and the post-surgery care. The procedure itself was relatively painless. I would rate this as a 2/10. I highly recommend Dr Monteith; he even sent me a text message after the surgery to give me a personal update on my procedure. The procedure was quick."

- S.E.

"If you're in the market for a Vasectomy you need to give Dr. Monteith a serious look. Just compare the information on his website to the information you'll get from other options around the triangle. It's hard to get solid answers on cost, procedure and expectations up front from other offices but A Personal Choice plays no games and has great informative well designed website. Dr. Monteith makes it easy!"

- J.P.

"Excellent care. I visited Dr. Monteith for a single visit appointment on a Friday. Very clean, comfortable office. Pleasant staff. The procedure was quick and I went back to work for a little while. The only pain I experienced was soreness beginning about 4 hours post procedure, lasting for 24 hours, then subsiding rapidly. I was fine by Monday. The office checked on me twice, no problems. I would recommend Dr. Monteith to anyone.

- M.D.

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