After a vasectomy – What to expect after the procedure
Our modern no scalpel technique is a painless, minimally invasive procedure with a quick recovery time. With no cutting or stitching, the 3mm incision will take 7 to 10 days to heal. With ample rest, ice, and pain relief you will be back to your normal self in no time. Our team of experts are available to assist you 24/7 with your vasectomy after care.
Step Three: Chill – What to do after my vasectomy
Take the day off
No immediate pain
Apply Ice Pack
No Post Op
You won’t need to come see us for a post op appointment. But we are here to assist you until you are fully recovered. Day or night we are available for any queries or concerns you may have. Contact us
3 months – Continue Contraception
Consider yourself still fertile until you have been tested three months after your vasectomy. Continue to use contraception until you have received the all clear. We will remind you to test three months after your procedure. Learn more about testing.
What should I do after a vasectomy?
What to expect after ‘the Snip’. Join us for part 3 of our 4-part video consultation series.
What to avoid after vasectomy
- Strenuous exercise including, running, lifting weights, and playing sport
- Physically demanding work
- Swimming in a pool, spa, or the ocean
- Taking a bath (showers are okay)
- Unprotected sex (until you have the all clear). You can continue sexual activities at any time provided you use contraception
Once recovered, you’ll be glad to know that life will go on exactly as before (minus the worries!). To ensure you are shooting blanks we will remind you to test three months after your procedure. Once you have been given the all clear you are good to go, but until then contraception is a must!
Find out what to do when you need to get a Sperm check test .