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 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.