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How long is the recovery from a vasectomy?

How long is the recovery from a vasectomy?

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. ...Read more

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Vasectomy (Definition)

Tubes on both sides from testicle to prostate that carry sperm made by testicles are brought out through a small skin puncture in the scrotum and either cut, tied, burned or clamped. Simple procedure, cost effective and usually with minimal side effects. Low failure rate. Clinic procedure, done in office with local anesthetic to skin. Minimal down time. A very ...Read more


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Is there a long recovery after the vasectomy?

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. ...Read more

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What is the recovery like following a vasectomy?

1 week: Return to full activity including sex in 1 week. Remember, you will still have active sperm for up to 12 weeks after the snip so use protection. ...Read more

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What is the recovery like after a vasectomy? Complications? How successful?

What is the recovery like after a vasectomy? Complications? How successful?

Vasectomy recovery: Usually done friday...Back to work monday....But no big workouts first week back.....Scapel or no scapel is a marketing tool....Bottom line is a small hole is made in the scrotum to get to the vas and cut it....Very common procedure. ...Read more

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For how long does a vasectomy last?

For how long does a vasectomy last?

Vasectomy: it is permanent. can be reversed surgically- varying success. some times fails and can recanalize ...Read more

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How long is it before a vasectomy becomes permanant?

Here ...: Precaution against pregnancy after vasectomy should continue until pos-vas semen exam shows no sperm. Generally, some 85% of men will have no sperm in their semen some 2 months or 15 ejaculations after vasectomy. So, it becomes permanent after no more sperm in semen; but, occasionally, post-vasectomy vas-reconnection may happen in. ...Read more

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How long after a vasectomy is it normal to feel pain?

How long after a vasectomy is it normal to feel pain?

Vas recovery: First few days may need pain meds...Sore for a week...Back in. ...Read more

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How long does it take to do a vasectomy, does it hurt, how does it feel?

How long does it take to do a vasectomy, does it hurt, how does it feel?

Quick ,no,weird: Vasectomies can and are usually done in the office under local anesthesia in less than 20-30 min .Afterwards the area will feel weird, esp after the local has worn off. ...Read more

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If the guy had undergone vasectomy, how long does he have before reversal would be useless?

If the guy had undergone vasectomy, how long does he have before reversal would be useless?

No set time: There is no set time and there are reports of reversing many years after. Most people say after 15 years the chances are much lower of success. We know it gets worse the farther out you are. ...Read more

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Not long ago had a vasectomy and now have urinary issues.?

Not long ago had a vasectomy and now have urinary issues.?

Here are some ...: Both vasectomy and urinary issues are independent - not related. To sort these two out, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, and progress of symptoms over time to Doc for analysis + physical exam + tests as needed so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx timely. ...Read more

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When evaluating whether to get a vasectomy, what are the possible short/medium/long term side effects or risks?

When evaluating whether to get a vasectomy, what are the possible short/medium/long term side effects or risks?

Minimal: Vasectomy is the most definitive, safest birth control option for couples done having kids. It's a 10-15 min procedure that will leave you sore for a few days. Rarely, men will have chronic pain, worse swelling and evenore rarer, persistent sperm. It is reversible with high success rates if you seek out a well trained micro surgeon. ...Read more

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After a vasectomy, how long before you are allowed to ejaculate?

After a vasectomy, how long before you are allowed to ejaculate?

Information: Almost any time after sweling and disconfort have gone away. Remember the first few ejaculations can still contain viable sperm. A post op sperm count would tell you if you are safe. ...Read more

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I have swollen testical after vasectomy. Is this normal? How long does it last?

Swelling: Bleeding can occur after vasectomy, depending on severity it can resolve in a few days to several weeks. Infection or inflammation can occur that may require bed rest, nsaids or antibiotics. Talk to the surgeon, he should be able to help you.. ...Read more

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I'm considering a vasectomy. How long would I have to wait for heavy weight lifting.

I'm considering a vasectomy. How long would I have to wait for heavy weight lifting.

A week: Usually a weekend of minimal activity is sufficient rest after a vasectomy. But for people who are really athletic, i advise at least a week off heavy exercise. The rare guy that has real trouble after a vasectomy is the one that does too much too soon. If you exercise too soon, you risk bleeding into the scrotum and prolonging your recovery substantially. http://rasvas.com/faq. ...Read more

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Subsequent to just having a vasectomy , how long does it take for spermatozoa not to be viable?

Subsequent to just having a vasectomy , how long does it take for spermatozoa not to be viable?

Up to 6 weeks: You need 2b careful until semen analysis is devoid of sperm. That is why patients should have a post vasectomy semen analysis. There is a 0.25 - 0.5% failure rate. ...Read more

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About 3 years ago I had a vasectomy. Not long after I began (and continue to) have discomfort around the sides of my hips. Can this be related?

About 3 years ago I had a vasectomy. Not long after I began (and continue to) have discomfort around the sides of my hips. Can this be related?

Not likely: A vasectomy is a simple surgical procedure done through the skin of the scrotum. There should not be any new symptoms related to it several years later. For hip symptoms, one can see his primary care doctor first, who can evaluate for the common hip problems; and then refer to other specialists if needed, such as to orthopedic, rheumatologic, gastro-intestinal, urologic, or cancer doctors. ...Read more

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Can have longer segment of say 2 to 4 CM of vas removed during my future vasectomy? Want an open ended method , longer gap less chance to fail?

Can  have longer segment of say  2 to 4 CM of vas removed during my  future vasectomy? Want an open ended method , longer gap less chance to fail?

Possibly.: If an open-ended vasectomy is performed, it stands to reason that a longer gap between the cut ends of the vas deferens could possibly decrease the risk of failure by recanalization. However, this has not been systematically studied, so there is no data to support this practice. Current evidence suggests that superior results can be achieved by intraluminal cauterization. ...Read more