- You will not be sterile immediately.
- A follow-up sperm count should be performed at 3 months.
Advice following the procedure:
- Wearing supportive underpants (not boxer shorts) day and night for the first few days will help reduce post-operative swelling, bruising and discomfort.
- Due to the looseness of scrotal tissue, if bleeding occurs there is a risk of quite
- extensive bruising occurring. It is not serious and will settle down, but can be quite painful - please see your doctor for advice if you are concerned.
- Aching is to be expected for the first few days following the procedure. Take pain
medication as directed. Avoid aspirin-type medications (e.g. Disprin/Solprin) as they
may aggravate bruising.
- Shower as normal, gently pat dry with clean towel and apply paraffin/Vaseline.
- Always wash hands before attending to wounds.
- Resume normal activities as you feel able.
When to seek medical advice:
Contact your Doctor or Hospital if:
- You notice any redness, warmth, swelling or pus-like discharge.
- You develop a fever.
If you have had general anaesthetic or sedation:
The drugs used may still be in your system.
You must make sure you have a responsible adult to care for you at home after the procedure.
Until the following morning you should not:
- Drive a vehicle, ride a bicycle or operate machinery
- Make any important decisions
- Sign legal documents
- Drink alcohol