Bergen Urological Associates, PA


  1. Restrict your activities for 24 hours. Being a couch potato will reduce the chance of swelling, bruising, bleeding and pain. Do not engage in athletic activities for five days. Prematurely exercising can result in a large scrotal hematoma!
  2. Apply an ice pack intermittently to the scrotum for the first 24 hours, twenty minutes on, twenty minutes off, etc. This will help keep the swelling to a minimum.
  3. Wear supportive jockey shorts or an athletic supporter for a few days. This will help immobilize the scrotum.
  4. An anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil will often suffice for the post-operative discomfort, without all the side effects associated with a narcotic. If you need a stronger medication, fill the prescription for the narcotic medication.
  5. You may shower or bathe the day after the vasectomy. Use a gentle patting technique with the towel instead of rubbing.
  6. You may resume sexual activity as soon as you are feeling well enough to do so. Remember to continue using contraception, until your semen analysis confirms the absence of sperm!
  7. Schedule a follow-up office visit for 6-8 weeks after the vasectomy. One week before the visit, obtain the semen analysis—you will be given a prescription for this as well as a specimen cup. Be sure to get the specimen to the lab as soon as feasible.
  8. If you encounter a problem or have an emergency, call 201-342-6600, and the on-call urologist will be paged.

Andrew Siegel, M.D.
January 2007

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Bergen Urological Associates


255 W. Spring Valley Ave.
Suite 101
Maywood, NJ 07607
Tel: 201.342.6600
Fax: 201.342.4222


222 Cedar Lane
Suite 206
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Tel: 201.342.6600
Fax: 201.342.4222