You did it!
Thank you for entrusting us with your vasectomy. It is our goal to provide you with a world class vasectomy experience that exceeds your expectations. We have a highly specialized team dedicated to your utmost comfort and care.
After your vasectomy.
Please spend a quiet day at home lying down flat minimizing activity.
You may take acetaminophen (Tylenol) for the first 24 hours and then ibuprofen after as needed.
No need for ice packs however you can if you wish.
Some mild discomfort may be present in the groins or abdomen.
You may take a daily shower starting the next morning.
Continue supportive snug fitting underwear for one week.
Limit your activity for first 3 Days: You may walk and drive, but be gentle. If your job is sedentary or involves little activity, you may return to work the following day after your procedure.
On the 5th day, you may get in a bath and return to little more strenuous activities.
Wait 7 days to ejaculate or aggressive activity like running, jumping, basketball and sex.
You are still considered fertile until we confirm sterility.
After 12 weeks AND 20 ejaculations from your vasectomy, please use the kit provided to test your semen.
Until you receive an absent sperm result you must continue contraception.
Blood in the semen within 1-2 months after the vasectomy occurs in some men, no reason for concern.
It is normal to have some discoloration (black/blue) of the skin around the puncture site 1-2 days after.
Some men develop discoloration of the scrotum ~4 days after vasectomy. Blood from the deep vasectomy site comes to the surface as a purplish-blue mark, spreads out like an oil slick, then gradually dissipates.
Some men (~5%) 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 resorption and recycling. Typically managed with 7 day course of ibuprofen 600 mg 3 times per day. If fails to improve or gets worse please contact us.
If there is anything we can do to assist you during your recovery or answer any questions that may arise please do not hesitate to call.
TJ Morris M.D. (801) 787-1313
Garrett Smith D.O. (801) 735-2591