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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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Dr. James Lin
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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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What is the recovery like following a vasectomy?

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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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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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 are the chances of a successful vasectomy reversal and being able to get someone pregnant?

What are the chances of a successful vasectomy reversal and being able to get someone pregnant?

On time: In general, vasectomy reversal: Leads to overall pregnancy rates of greater than 50%. Has the greatest chance of success within 3 years of the vasectomy. Leads to pregnancy only about 30% of the time if the reversal is done 10 years after vasectomy. ...Read more

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My partner had a successful vasectomy a year ago and I have been on bc pills for two years with no missed dosage. Chances of getting pregnancy?

My partner had a successful vasectomy a year ago and I have been on bc pills for two years with no missed dosage. Chances of getting pregnancy?

Vasectomy: The quoted failure rate for vasectomy is 0.15 percent. Most of those failures are in the first few months and in cases were a confirmation semen analysis was not done. It is a highly reliable form of permanent contraception. In general birth control pills are not needed when the male partner has had a vasectomy. ...Read more

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What are the chances of pregnancy after successful vasectomy and while on birth control pills?

What are the chances of pregnancy after successful vasectomy and while on birth control pills?

Near zero: If the vasectomy has been confirmed to be successful by follow up testing then pregnancy is highly unlikely. Birth control pills are very effective when taken correctly. ...Read more