Post-operative Recommendations by Urologist Dr. Carlos Marois in Montreal
The post-operative recommendations are similar to those for vasectomy.
After the procedure, we apply a bandage to protect the incision. We also recommend that the patient wear a scrotal support for 15 days. Spermograms are performed at 3, 6 and 12 months to monitor the success of the procedure.
You must be accompanied home after a vasectomy reversal and must not drive for 24 hours, until the effect of the anesthetic has completely worn off.
Plan to reduce your activities for the 2 or 3 days following the surgery. Avoid major physical exertion, lifting weights or exercising for about 1 week. Any exertion may cause bleeding or swelling of the scrotum.
Intermittent application of ice after the procedure will reduce pain and swelling. Pain is usually controlled by Tylenol® (2 x 500 mg tablets every 4 hours for the first 24 hours). You may require a Dilaudid prescription to use as needed for some days after the surgery.
You may shower after 24 hours and take a bath after 1 week.
Sutures will disappear after 2 weeks.
A vasectomy reversal should not affect your sexual function and you will not notice any change in your sperm.
You can resume sexual activity after 7 days.
In case of problems or concerns, don’t hesitate to call Urologist Dr. Carlos Marois.
If any complication or problem occurs outside our business hours, or if you are not able to join a secretary to make an appointment, please report to Verdun Hospital Emergency. The emergency physician will try to join Dr. Marois to get his report. Dr. Marois will then be able to give his recommendations over the telephone or will come to see you directly at the emergency room.