Spend a quiet evening at home, reclining in bed or on the sofa. Minimize activity.
You may take acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen if you have any discomfort. You may take aspirin starting 2 days after your vasectomy.
You may remove the scrotal support and take a daily shower starting the morning after the procedure. Replace the scrotal support and wear it whenever you are up and around for the next 2 days and during any increased activity for the next 7 days.
On the day after the procedure, you may walk and drive as much as you like, but no sports, yard work, swimming, or heavy lifting. If your job is sedentary (office work or supervisor), you may return to work.
Three days after the procedure, you may return to more active work and regular activities wearing scrotal support. Wait 7 days for aggressive sports like basketball and tennis.
You may have sex 7 days after the procedure. It is common to have some blood in the semen for the first few ejaculations. Use other forms of contraception until you are told that your semen is sperm-free.
It is normal to have some discoloration of the skin around the puncture site. Some men will develop considerable discoloration of the scrotum about 4 days after the vasectomy. Blood from the deep vasectomy site comes to the surface as a purplish-blue mark, gets darker and spreads out like an oil slick, then gradually dissipates.
Some men (about 1 in 20) will develop swelling and discomfort on one or both sides, starting anytime from 3 days to 3 months following vasectomy. This usually represents an exaggerated form of the normal inflammatory response necessary for sperm absorption and recycling. It is best managed with a 5-7 day course of ibuprofen 600 mg 3 times per day.
You are still considered fertile after the vasectomy procedure. Get your semen sample checked at 12 weeks and 20 ejaculations after the procedure to verify sterility.
It should be produced after a 2-day period of no ejaculation. Use container provided. Do not use any condoms or plastic baggies. Take your semen sample and order form given day of procedure to any LabCorp location. For location and hours, go to LabCorp.com, enter your zip code and select “routine blood work.” Note that you may receive a separate bill from LabCorp for their services, this is not included in the procedure. Patients without health insurance receive a discount paying at time of drop off. After we receive the results from labcorp our office will contact you with the results. Until your semen shows ABSENT sperm you are still considered fertile. If sperm are seen, you will be asked to continue other methods of birth control and return with a second specimen in 4 weeks for another check.
*You may take your sample to any lab you wish and trust. If you take somewhere other than lab corp please verify with the lab that they send the results to Vasectomy Pro.
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T.J. Morris M.D.