POST OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

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

FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS ADVICE INCREASES YOUR CHANCES OF A POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATION SUCH AS SCROTAL HAEMATOMA OR INFECTION

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.

DRESSING MANAGEMENT

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 bit.ly/drcallback

If you matter is less urgent you may email us at info@vasectomyaustralia.com.au

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