Dr. Jay J. Stein is a leading urologist in Beverly Grove and the greater Los Angeles, CA area.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER A VASECTOMY?
How Will I Feel After the Procedure?
The most common side effects of vasectomy are minor bleeding (enough to stain the bandage), some discomfort, and mild swelling in the area of the incision. These are not unusual and should stop within 72 hours. Occasionally, the skin of the scrotum and base of the penis turn black and blue. This lasts only a few days, and will disappear without treatment.
The most commonly reported complication is mild discomfort in the testicles that usually improves with medication, warm soaks, and by elevating the scrotum.
Will I Miss Any Days at Work?
Most men return to work to the next day. Some men choose to recuperate over a weekend so they don't miss any work. I will tell you to avoid strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for the first 3 days after your vasectomy.
Is the Procedure Always Successful?
Semen is sperm-free in almost all men following a vasectomy. Of every 1200 men who have a vasectomy, less than 2 continue to have sperm in their semen. It is very rare for the sperm ducts not to seal completely. In the event that they do not, you may need a second vasectomy.
When Will I Be Able to Resume Normal Sexual Activity?
You should postpone sexual activity for 72 hours.
We accept most PPO insurance plans, private insurance and Medicare. We participate in Cedar Sinai's Medical Group. If you have any questions, please contact our office.
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