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is there a long recoveryafter the vasectomy?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
No: Most men need a couple of days of limited activity, ice packs to the scrotum and then can resume regular activity. I tell my men to refrain from heavy lifting for 7 days; they can resume intercourse (with another form of birth control) in 3-4 days after the procedure. A man must return for a post-vasectomy semen analysis at 6 and 12 weeks to ensure a successful procedure.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
No: The recovery time is fairly short, especially if a no-scalpel vasectomy is performed. I recommend about 2 to 3 days of no strenuous activity and then slowly begin normal activities as tolerated. Usually, only tylenol (acetaminophen) is all that is needed during the recovery phase.

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A 38-year-old male asked:

How long is the recovery from a vasectomy?

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Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 43 years experience
2 days: Most men are ready to return to normal activities after 2 to 3 days of rest. If the procedure is done on a friday, they can be back at an office job on monday. They should avoid heavy lifting, manual labor, or sex for at least a week.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How is the vasectomy typically done?

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Dr. Marvalyn DeCambre
Urology 24 years experience
Disconnect the vas : The vas is like a partially cooked spaghetti, which can be identified by touch. A vasectomy can be done as an office procedure or in a surgery center/operating room. The procedure, simply -identify vas, use a some material or device to occlude the lumen and or sharply separate the vas. Highest success rates occur by ensuring that lumen does not open and or reconnect ( fold it back/away).
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What are some advantages of the vasectomy?

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Dr. Marvalyn DeCambre
Urology 24 years experience
Infertility: Men have a vasectomy for sterilization. A term that represents the inability to father children with your own genetic contribution. The vas deferens carries and matures sperm. If the vas deferens is disconnected (vasectomy), it is unable to perform this job function and the man is infertile.There are fewer risk for men to have this sterilization procedure than women to have tubaligation.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

When should you get a vasectomy?

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Dr. Marvalyn DeCambre
Urology 24 years experience
When you are sure!: When you absolutely positively permanently believe you don't want to have any more of children with your own genetic contribution.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How long is the recovery time after a vasectomy?

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Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 31 years experience
Vasectomy: Recovery time is usually 2-3 days after an uncomplicated vasectomy. However, it is generally recommended to avoid strenuous activity for at least 2 weeks. www.peedoc.com @drhtay.

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