After your vasectomy it is recommended you go home and rest for the remainder of the day. Some men recover quite quickly from vasectomy while others may take up to 2 weeks. The average time of feeling back to normal is about 7 days. You may feel some discomfort in the testicles or the  abdomen

1. You will have a small wound on the scrotum where we performed the operation. Try not to fiddle with the wound as it may re-open. See below for more information about dressings

2. You may take a daily shower when you get home

3. For the first few days we recommend taking Paracetamol (2 tablets, 4 times a day) and Nurofen (2 tablet, 3 times a day) for any discomfort

4. Do not have sex for 1 week after your procedure as this may upset the surgical site. Gentle masterbation is OK.

5. Please avoid the following activities:

a. Jogging, Gym Workouts, Lifting that involves straining: 1 WEEK

b. Cycling, contact sports, martial arts: 3 WEEKS


6. If there is more bleeding than usual during the operation you may end up with black / blue discolouration around the scrotum or even tracking up on to the penis. Don’t worry! This is normal and only a small amount of blood can have a dramatic effect. This will go away after a couple of weeks

7. You must complete your Post Vasectomy Semen Analysis at 3 months and at least 20 ejaculations after your procedure to confirm your vasectomy has been successful. Assume you are fertile until we tell you otherwise.


We will apply a waterproof dressing over your operation site. This may be removed after about 48 hours. Sometimes we close this wound with 1 or 2 stitches- we will let you know before you leave if this was the case. The stitches are absorbable and will disappear in about 2-4 weeks so you don’t need to get them taken out.

If your dressing falls off in the first 24 hours, simply place a bandaid over the wound for a couple of days.

If you have any problems such after your procedure, please request a callback from your doctor at

If you matter is less urgent you may email us at

And Finally …

We know that having a vasectomy is a big decision and you have several options to choose from.

We would like to thank you for placing your trust in our doctors to perform this once in a lifetime procedure.

Please also remember that we are always happy for you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns, whether it’s tomorrow, next week or 2 years from now.

Take care

The Team at Vasectomy Australia