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No Scalpel Vasectomy Recovery - After No Scalpel Vasectomy

So now, most of the doctor’s job is done, and now the no-scalpel vasectomy recovery is up to you - and its important. Arrange a ride home after the no-scalpel vasectomy and rest for 48 hours, even if you don't feel like you need to. Your doctor will no doubt provide written instructions about what to do to best ensure a successful recovery. Be sure to follow it carefully. Following no-scalpel vasectomy most men can return to work by the second or third day. However, if your work involves heavy labour you should take up to a week off after no-scalpel vasectomy. So to ensure a successful recovery, only if you your day-to-day activities involve light physical activity, you can get away with just a few days off after no-scalpel vasectomy.

Unfortunately recovering from no-scalpel vasectomy may involve some soreness; but many men report they experience virtually no pain following no-scalpel vasectomy. For the soreness, some men take a mild painkiller. See Risks and Complications & Products to have on hand

For recovery during the first week, here are instructions that all men should follow after the no-scalpel vasectomy procedure:

  • Wear your scrotal support for the entire week following no scalpel vasectomy (except when sleeping) unless doing so causes discomfort.
  • Check with your doctor about when to resume taking showers - usually a day or two after no-scalpel vasectomy. Do not take a bath or submerge your body for at least 48 hours following surgery.
  • Stay off your feet as much as you can for the first two days. You may not feel the need, but is important for recovery.
  • After a few days, following the the no-scalpel vasectomy, 20 minute baths can be beneficial.
  • Ice the area of he scrotum 20 minutes (except while sleeping) every hour for the first 48 hours following no-scalpel vasectomy, then continue to ice the area every evening for the first week. You can make your own ice pack by putting ice in a plastic bag and wrapping it in a dishtowel, or use a bag of frozen peas. Gel packs also work well, by slipping it between the underwear the scrotal support.
  • Take it easy. No lifting anything heavier than 15 pounds (including babies and children). This means no exertion, exercise, extensive walking/climbing, golf, hockey, hiking, sports, sex ...etc. for a week after the no-scalpel vasectomy.
  • Keep the incision clean and dry. It is acceptable to take a shower or bath after the first day. Use antibacterial soap on the area for two days following following surgery.
  • Leave some clean gauze with antibiotic ointment applied at the opening in the scrotum for a day or two.
  • Take 2 tablets of extra strength Tylenol every 5 hours for 48 hours after your no-scalpel vasectomy.
  • No sex or ejaculation for a week following your no-scalpel vasectomy.
  • No alcohol for two day safter the procedure.
  • Take an anti-inflammatory 48 hours after the no-scalpel vasectomy for 4 days - no matter how good you feel. If you get side affects then, of course, stop the pills.

Do not take hesitate to be in contact with your doctor regarding no-scalpel vasectomy recovery. Here are examples of reasons to call your doctor:

  • If, after your no-scalpel vasectomy, you notice ongoing bleeding or a swelling bigger than a marble around the opening or in the scrotum call your vasectomy doctor. A slight leakage is normal, and is not the same as steady bleeding.
  • If you are in pain, even after following the recovery instructions from your doctor, call to get the appropriate medication.
  • Should you get a fever, your scrotum gets very red or you notice any unusual discharge (this can indicate infection), call your vasectomy doctor.

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After 7 Days (one week) Following No-Scalpel Vasectomy
The next steps toward full recovery allows you to safely to resume exercise, heavier work, and lifting one week after no-scalpel vasectomy. But to best ensure recovery, increase gradually over many days to pre-vasectomy levels. If you are not sore, sexual activity can resume following a week after no-scalpel vasectomy. In fact this is also important because your sperm needs to be flushed from the vas deferens tubes.

Birth Control After No Scalpel Vasectomy
Though you may resume sexual activity one week following your no-scalpel vasectomy, its absolutely essential to continue your prior method of birth control. Sperm are still present in your vas deferens and your no-scalpel vasectomy has not yet been confirmed successful. So its your responsibility, as part of your no-scalpel vasectomy recovery, to bring in your semen sample for analysis, per your doctor’s instructions. This is usually within four to twelve weeks following the no-scalpel vasectomy and may require follow-up samples. That way, you and your doctor can confirm vasectomy success.

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To optimize your recovery, it is worth repeating that no-scalpel vasectomy recovery means following these guidelines after no-scalpel vasectomy.

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