DrSnip Vasectomy

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.

take care of yourself

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.

happy family of three on couch

Semen Testing

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

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