Can I play golf with a scrotal hematoma?

I had a vasectomy on April 29, 2019. I healed pretty well but developed pain 4 days later. Long story short, I went back to the urologist who did the procedure a week later. He said I have a hematoma. I’m feeling better and it’s going down. I still have a little pain but nothing like it was. Is it safe for me to play golf while recovering? It will be right at 2 weeks since my vasectomy when I am scheduled to play.

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Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

In general, a hematoma occurs and then stabilizes. From there, it slowly absorbs and goes away. I feel that if the hematoma is 2-weeks out, it is past the first phase and it is now safe to play golf. Of course, the default answer is: "wait until the hematoma is completely healed." However, life does go on and we make choices going forward. If it were me, I'd play.

Published on May 09, 2019

Answered by John C. McHugh, MD (View Profile)

In general, a hematoma occurs and then stabilizes. From there, it slowly absorbs and goes away. I feel that if the hematoma is 2-weeks out, it is past the first phase and it is now safe to play golf. Of course, the default answer is: "wait until the hematoma is completely healed." However, life does go on and we make choices going forward. If it were me, I'd play.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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