Getting a vasectomy is a straightforward and safe procedure with a short healing period. Most patients recover from it within 8-9 days. Most don’t experience any discomfort after that. We at the Ottawa Vasectomy and Infant Circumcision Clinic like to ensure that our patients have detailed information about a vasectomy, and this also includes information related to its side-effects. These are the ones you should be aware of:
1. Discomfort & Pain
You will not experience any significant discomfort/pain during the procedure, as well as for a short period after the surgery. The local anesthesia numbs the surgery site and ensures you do not have any pain while on your way back home. But, you will experience some pain once the medication has worn off. Sometimes, you may continue to feel some discomfort during the recovery period, but the pain will subside a week after the procedure. The doctor may advise you to take an OTC painkiller like ibuprofen as that can help reduce discomfort.
2. Bruising At The Surgery Site
Expect some amount of swelling & bruising near the scrotum post the procedure. The bruising will fade naturally without any complications arising. We also recommend that you apply an ice-pack for about 10-15 minutes a few times a day; this helps to reduce the discomfort. OTC anti-inflammatory medications help as well after an Ottawa Vasectomy.
Bleeding is rare in the no scalpel-no needles procedure that we use. You may notice slight bleeding, but it isn’t something you need to be concerned about. If there is excessive bleeding, you need to visit your doctor without delay.
Infections are quite rare in our almost pain-free scalpel, no needle procedures. However, they do sometimes surface after the surgery. You must follow all the detailed hygiene instructions that your doctor has provided. Keep an eye out for infections, and in case you notice anything unusual, please visit the doctor without delay.
If you have any more questions or want to know how the Ottawa Vasectomy procedure is conducted, contact The Ottawa Vasectomy and Infant Circumcision Clinic. You have the option to call us or even connect with us via this online form. We have an online registration form that you can use to make an appointment for your vasectomy procedure. With our no-scalpel, no-needle procedure, you will recover quickly and in the most pain-free manner.