After The Operation

  • For 24 hours after your vasectomy you should:

    • completely rest

    • apply a cold compress to the scrotum for 10 minutes every 2-3 hours e.g. ice in a tea towel or a bag of frozen peas; this will help reduce any swelling and bruising

    • take paracetamol which should be sufficient for any discomfort

    • wear tight fitting underpants day and night which also helps reduce bleeding and bruising

    • have a shower the following day

  • For 1 week after your vasectomy you must NOT do any:

    • manual work or heavy lifting

    • sports

    • bathing or swimming

  • For 2 weeks after your vasectomy you must NOT:

    • cycle, ride or do contact sports

    • ejaculate, have sex or masturbate because if sperm leaks out of the cut ends of the vas before it has healed it can lead to painful nodules which can possibly cause the ends of the vas to rejoin

  • 4 months after your vasectomy you must do your sperm test on a week day morning; no appointment is required.

    • ejaculate in to the sample bottle then make sure the lid is securely screwed shut​

    • write the date and time on the bottle and the request form

    • immediately set off in your car and submit the sample to Stepping Hill Hospital

    • you will receive your result by text message 2-3 weeks later

    • some patients may take longer to produce a clear sample and a repeat sample may be required

  • At any point after the procedure Dr Al-Ausi can be contacted

    • on his personal mobile phone 07758 168157 in case urgent advice is needed

    • by arranging a follow up appointment if examination is required.