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No-Scalpel Vasectomy

Do's and Don'ts Before and After a Vasectomy

  • Shave scrotum 2-3 days before your surgery.
  • Do not take any NSAID’s (anti-inflammatories) or aspirin for one week before your surgery or 24 hours after surgery.
  • Tylenol is fine to take at any time.
  • Avoid alcohol 24 hours before and after surgery.
  • Wear loose fitting clothing on the day of your surgery.
  • Wear “athletic support” or good support underwear coming in for your surgery, not boxers.
  • For the next few days continue with the scrotal support, even sleep with it.
  • No strenuous activity for one week after the operation. That includes no heavy lifting, cycling, going to the gym, bending, etc.
  • After surgery, go home, sit or lie down, apply ice pack to the scrotal area and if uncomfortable, take some Tylenol. (No NSAID’s for 24 hours).
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  • Can take a shower that evening. Avoid bathing, hot tubs, swimming pools for a few days until the small opening in the scrotum created during surgery is sealed. This will help prevent infection to the operative area.
  • No sex or ejaculations for one week.

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