(1) For the rest of the day following the operation sit down and
put your feet up. DON'T
go walking around the place, getting
in and out of the car and doing
unnecessary chores or shopping.
All these kinds of movements only
increase the chances of bleeding.
(2) Some bruising or discoulouration and soreness is inevitable
so don't worry about it.
(3) A small amount of swelling
may persist for months after the
operation on one or both sides.
(4) The day after the operation you can return to normal work
but, of course, use common sense.
If it hurts to do it, then stop
Vigorous activity, competitive sports can be resumed in a week or
so, but, again, let common sense
be your counsel.
(6) Resume sexual activity whenever it is
comfortable to do so.
(7) Support the scrotum with firm underpants. Swimming trunks may also be helpful.
(8) Shower ad lib. No baths for five days.
(9) If you are worried about anything, contact
your family doctor or me, Dr.
Andrew Rynne, at 087 2559024
(10) In general, and provided you are sensible, post-operative
difficulties are quite rare indeed.
is not unusual to notice traces
of blood in the semen for a while
after vasectomy. This will go away
in a few weeks and should not be
a cause for any concern.
It is not possible
to give a 100% guarantee that the
operation has been successful without
having a negative sperm count
to confirm this. A reliable
method of birth control must be
used in the meantime.
After 18 weeks, collect a sample. Results of this test will be posted.
Post these to the address provided. The time between
collection and delivery to the laboratory
is not critical. Collect the semen
by ejaculation directly into the
container provided. Do not refrigerate
this test will be posted
to you. In the meantime continue
to use a reliable method of birth
control. Do not assume that your
sperm count has fallen to zero.