Docteur Jean-Philippe Bercier BSc, MD, CCFP



vasectomy in Montreal

What Care Do I Need to Take After a Vasectomy in Montreal?

A vasectomy is a quick outpatient procedure that takes less than 15 minutes to perform in the surgeon’s office. It’s an effective method of birth control for men who are done having children. Many men are concerned about their recovery period after the vasectomy. The good news is that a vasectomy has a relatively short recovery time. Most men can go back to work in just a few days. Here’s what to know about care after a vasectomy in Montreal.

Post-Recovery Instructions for Vasectomy

You will be able to go home following the procedure in the doctor’s office. It is recommended that you have someone drive you home. You’ll want to take it easy for up to two days after your vasectomy. We recommend acetaminophen if you have any discomfort. You won’t need to use ice, unless it helps you manage your discomfort. You should wear an athletic support for two days after your vasectomy and up to seven days if you are doing physical labour or standing for long periods of time. After two days, you should be able to take up more physical activities, but you may want to keep it to a minimum the first day to avoid sensitivity. Wait about seven days before ejaculating again. You will want to use another method of birth control until your doctor confirms that there is no sperm in the ejaculate. This can take about 12 weeks following the vasectomy.

How Does a Vasectomy Impact Function?

A vasectomy does not impact your sexual function or erections. During the vasectomy, the doctor blocks the vas deferens. The only difference after the vasectomy is that the sperm cannot enter the semen. A vasectomy does not increase your risk of prostate cancer or other testicular diseases. Once all the sperm is out of your ejaculate, you cannot get a woman pregnant. A vasectomy does not change your hormones, so you won’t gain weight or lose muscle mass. It is a safe and effective method to prevent pregnancy.

Make an appointment to discuss a vasectomy with your doctor in Montreal.