Recovery after a vasectomy is generally quick with a few minor considerations.
Generally, most men will feel some mild discomfort, swelling and bruising of your scrotum for a few days after the vasectomy. If you have pain or discomfort, you can take painkillers. Contact us or your doctor for advice if you are still experiencing excessive pain after taking painkillers.
Keeping the area supported, such as wearing tighter fitting underwear can help ease comfort of the area. It's also important to keep your genital area clean and dry (including a daily change of underwear).
You can begin having sex again as soon as it is comfortable to do so. However, you will still have sperm in your semen immediately after the operation, as it takes time to clear the remaining sperm in your tubes. It takes an average of 20-30 ejaculations to clear the tubes of sperm.
Once the operation has been carried out successfully and semen tests have shown that there is no sperm present, long-term partners may not need to use other forms of contraception to prevent pregnancy. Remember that a vasectomy will not protect you from STIs.