• February 2, 2020
  • Geoff Cashion

One of the most common questions I am asked is how long does it take to recover from a vasectomy.

As a general rule, the majority of men will be fully recovered from their vasectomy in 1 week.

It is important in the first few days after your vasectomy to take it very easy. Walking and driving is OK but if your job involves a lot of heavy lifting or straining, or you are driving machinery that involves a lot of bumps, it’s probably best to take some sick leave or arrange light duties.

Although most men are pain free after a week, there are a few activities that should be avoided for a bit longer.

Motorbike or pushbike riding should be avoided until at least 3 weeks after the vasectomy procedure and contact sports such as football should be avoided for 4 weeks.

While some complications after a vasectomy cannot be explained by anything other than bad luck, a lot of complications occur because men go back and do too much too early.

To give yourself the best chance of a quick and full recovery try to follow our instructions and take it easy in the first few days after the vasectomy followed by gradually returning to full activity.

For more information on vasectomy call us on 1800 764 763 or email info@vasectomyaustralia.com.au