How to Recover Post-Vasectomy?

If you’ve just searched “what should I expect after a vasectomy?” or “vasectomy recovery” on Google, then you have landed on the right page.

A vasectomy is a useful procedure for couples and single men who don’t want to have children. If you’re about to opt for this procedure, here’s what to do after a vasectomy surgery if you want to recover quickly.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Vasectomy Fully?

Before we get into what you should do to recover from your surgery, we believe it’s important for you to know how long it takes to recover from a vasectomy. On average, it takes about 8 to 9 days to recover from a vasectomy fully. However, you can resume work 2 to 3 days after the surgery. You can also start having sex a week after your surgery. However, you must make sure to use some form of contraception. This is because there will still be some semen when you ejaculate. It could take up to several months to become completely sterile.

What to Do After a Vasectomy Surgery?

Keep Yourself Clean

It can be possible to catch an infection after a male vasectomy surgery if you don’t keep your groin area clean at all times. It’s normal for sweat to build-up in that area, so make sure to clean yourself with a wet towel. You can shower after 24 hours after your surgery. Change your clothes every day and make sure that your underwear isn’t too tight. This may cause additional discomfort and may increase the build-up of sweat in your groin area. You must also avoid exercise. Exercise will cause you to sweat more, and it may cause blood to seep into your scrotum.

Apply Icepacks on the Affected Area

One of the best ways to recover from this surgery is to get as much rest as you can. It will help you recover faster, and it will prevent the incisions from reopening. Try to lie down on your back as much as possible instead of sitting upright. Lying down will reduce the strain on your scrotum. You should even consider raising your feet a bit so that your blood circulation is better. 

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