A vasectomy is a quick and relatively painless free procedure. But this doesn’t mean that you should just return to your normal lifestyle immediately afterwards. Remember that what activities you partake in and what you refrain from will dictate how fast you will recover. Here is a quick guide to follow:

Temporarily Avoid Activity

A) Many professionals recommend you refrain from any sort of physical activity for at least 24-48 hours. The main key here is to avoid standing on you feet as much as possible. Take this time to relax in bed or on the couch. You don’t want to go to the park or take the dog on a walk. Your physician will probably allow you to return to work after a couple days as long as there aren’t any setbacks.

Taking a short walk after the first 24 hours or so might be recommended, followed up by longer and longer walks the next few days.

B) Everyone’s level of swelling is going to be a little different. Icing the tissue is going to be your best bet against this and any inflammation. Remember not to put ice directly against your skin. There are many different types of ice packs that can achieve the desired solution for you.

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Avoid the Heavy Lifting

C) Don’t do Crossfit after Vasectomy. Active men who need some sort of physical activity will have the hardest time with this. Anything more than a few pounds or something that is heavy enough to make you strain should be avoided. Yes we know you probably can still bench twice your body weight, but now is not the time to prove it.

D) One of the many questions men have is when they can resume normal sexual activities. Strangely enough, after the minor surgery, a condom or birth control is still suggested. It does take some time for it to “kick in”. That’s why you are going to have to have your sperm re-tested at a point later in time indicated by your doctor. Don’t just assume you are sterile. That is a risk you probably don’t want to take.

Follow the Outlined Medication Schedule

E) If you need to take any medication to relieve the discomfort, ask your doctor. They also will provide you with proper instruction when you can restart taking any prior medicines. Now this is common sense. If your physician told you to take anything, be sure and take it as directed.

F) Wearing some sort of compression shorts will help the tissue. This type of support will aid in your recovery.  Gravity is not your friend after this sort of procedure.