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Everything You Need to Know About Vasectomy Recovery

A Vasectomy is a simple and highly effective contraceptive procedure. It is typically performed in the doctor’s office and takes around 20 to 30 minutes. Patients can walk out of the office after the procedure is complete without feeling much discomfort. At the Ottawa Vasectomy and Infant Circumcision clinic, we always encourage patients to take good care of themselves after the vasectomy. Here’s a look at the recovery process and duration:

1. Full Recovery Takes a Few Days

You will need around eight to nine days to recover from this procedure fully, and this depends mostly on your body’s ability to heal. Some patients recover faster than others, but most are pain-free within a week.

2. Pain and Discomfort

The procedure site will be numb due to the local anesthesia after the procedure. Once the anesthesia wears off, you might experience some pain and discomfort for a few days. You can always take some medication to reduce the discomfort. You might also experience some swelling and redness at the surgical site.

3. Get To Work After Two Days

It is a good idea to rest for anywhere between 2 to 5 days before getting back to work. If you have a labor intensive job that requires lifting heavy weights, take a week off of work to ensure you have recovered fully. If you have a regular desk job or don’t engage in strenuous activities at work, you can return in just two days.

4. Light Activities

You can start engaging in sex, masturbation, or light activity a week after the procedure. It is a good idea to stop the activity if you feel any sort of pain or discomfort. Take careful note of your level of discomfort before engaging in any activity.

5. Use Protection

The sperm count will drop slowly over the period of a few weeks. That’s why it is important to use protection until the doctor does a sperm count test and finds zero sperm. Keep in mind that a vasectomie in Ottawa doesn’t protect you from sexually transmitted diseases. Always practice safe sex to reduce the risk of STD.

If you have any questions or want to know more about vasectomies in Ottawa, just get in touch with us at the Ottawa Vasectomy and Infant Circumcision clinic. You can call us or contact us through our online form. We also have an online registration form so you can make an appointment for your procedure.

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