What is recovery like after No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy?
Although men may recover differently from one another, the recovery period is relatively brief for most men after No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy. Pain after the procedure is almost never severe, but may be nagging with a subtle pressure or pulling for a few days or weeks after the procedure. The best way to minimize any discomfort is to wear the athletic supporter that Dr. Snyder will provide for at least a week after your vasectomy, especially while active. To prevent swelling and whatever pain comes with it, it is recommended you stay home right after the vasectomy and lay down as much as possible until the day after the vasectomy. Then, with good scrotal support, it is reasonable to ease into normal non strenuous activity the next day. Heavy lifting, working out, etc should be put off until the third day after the procedure, and if it causes undue pain, then stop the activity and rest some more before trying it again. Cool packs are not necessary with Dr. Snyder’s No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy. Wait to shower until the morning after your vasectomy and wait at least three days before having sex. Bruising may become apparent either soon after the vasectomy, four or five days later, or not at all. Generally no pain medicine is needed after a vasectomy, but it is reasonable and safe to take over the counter pain relievers as directed on their label if you need to. Dr. Snyder will give you his cell phone number so you can call if there are any signs of infection (very rare) or any other problems that need his attention.