I'm having surgery for 3 large hematomas that developed after vasectomy. What do they do during the surgery? How long will it take to recover?

I developed 3 large hematomas 5 weeks after vasectomy. The incision leaked for a while but started much more last weekend, and a metal clip came out. A urologist inspected and popped the hematoma closest to the incision. The other 2 were 2 far back. I have a ultrasound today and surgery on Monday. I forgot to ask what the surgery is called, what they do, how long it takes to recover, and what the potential complications are.

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Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

An incision will be made to evacuate the collection of blood. You may or may not have a small drain placed. I'd anticipate the incision will be 1 to 2 inches long, there will be dissolvable sutures used, and it will take about 2 weeks for things to appear normal again. Full healing of any incision takes 6 weeks.

Published on Jul 21, 2019

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

An incision will be made to evacuate the collection of blood. You may or may not have a small drain placed. I'd anticipate the incision will be 1 to 2 inches long, there will be dissolvable sutures used, and it will take about 2 weeks for things to appear normal again. Full healing of any incision takes 6 weeks.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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