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PREPARING FOR YOUR VASECTOMY
Dr. Perlow will discuss the vasectomy in detail with you and answer all your questions prior to the procedure.
For the week prior to:
Avoid Aspirin for one week prior to the procedure and aspirin like products (Advil, Aleve, etc.) for 48 hours prior to the procedure. Be sure that you speak to us about any blood thinner medications that you are taking such as clopidogrel (Plavix) or warfarin (Coumadin)….such medicines may require stopping 48 hours to one week prior to the procedure.
For the day of :
- Shave your entire scrotum (the sac containing the testicles) before coming to the office. Please shave well for your own benefit. Shave the entire scrotum (including the sides) up to the top side of your penis. Shower before coming to the office and wear comfortable clothing.
- Bring an athletic supporter (“jock strap”) with you to wear home after the procedure.
- As a standard precaution, it is a good idea to have someone drive you home after the vasectomy.
POST VASECTOMY INSTRUCTIONS
The most important thing for you to do is to stay off your feet and take it easy. You should take it particularly easy for 24-48 hours. Applying an ice pack intermittently the first day is recommended as well as wearing an athletic supporter for 5 days. Tylenol, Advil or Aspirin should be adequate to control any postoperative pain. If not please let Dr. Perlow know.
You may get some blood spotting– this is not a problem. You may also get some bruising on your scrotum or penis- – this is not a problem. You may get a “knot” near the site of the vasectomy– this also should not become a problem.
You may shower the day after your vasectomy. Be sure to dry yourself well. It the tiny band-aid comes off, do not be concerned. Otherwise, remove it in several days. Resumption of work and activity is variable. See how you feel, but wait at least 48 hrs. If you wish to work sooner than 48 hours, just be sure you remain off your feet. Wait at least 7 days before resuming sexual activity or recreational exercise. If you have any questions or problems, return for a post-op check.
Otherwise, call the office in 6 weeks for a time to return to the office with a semen specimen to verify sterility.
Please bring specimen within 2 hours of ejaculation. Remember that you are not sterile after your vasectomy until your semen has been verified to be void of any sperm! So be sure to take appropriate contraceptive measures until that time.
1st sample to be brought in at 6 (six) weeks
2nd sample to be brought in at eight (8) weeks or ten(10) weeks, depending on findings on first specimen
Please call the office before bringing in your samples to be sure Dr. Perlow is present to read your sample.