After Care

Taking care of yourself is essential to the recovery process.

Follow our Activity Guidelines to prevent complications following your vasectomy.

With our minimally invasive technique, you’ll be back to your daily routine quickly. There will be some things you should not do immediately, to avoid complications. Prevention is key. For the first week, plan to adjust your activities and obligations. If you have any questions, just give us a call.

View The Aftercare Instructions

Activity Guidelines

Here’s what to expect on the day of your procedure and for the next seven days.

Go directly home after your vasectomy and rest until the next day.

Day of Surgery

You May:

Eat and drink normally
Sit, recline, or lie down
Enjoy TV, reading, computer work
Take Aleve, Tylenol
Take ibuprofen, aspirin
Write love letters

Do Not:

Drive yourself home
Return to work
Go out to eat or shop
Exercise, go for a walk
Have guests over or visit friends
Engage in sexual activity

Next 7 Days

You May:

Do office work
Go walking
Drive your car
Lift and carry less than 40 lbs
Go shopping
Take showers
Do light physical work
Have sex gently

Do Not:

Heavily exert yourself
Go jogging or golfing
Ride a bike
Lift or carry more than 40 lbs
Roughhouse with kids
Go swimming, bathing
Jump or strain
Disturb your incision

After seven days there are no restrictions on activities.

Semen Testing

Be sure to complete your semen test to confirm your vasectomy was successful.

Learn More About Semen Testing