Is it harmful to masturbate in the first week after vasectomy?

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Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

I advise patients to not to ejaculate for one week. The area closest to the testicle has been sealed however an ejaculation too soon could cause some leakage and the formation of a sperm granuloma. This is not desirable but is not a serious event. In terms of hurting the vasectomy, because the vasectomy site is sealed both on the testicle side and on the body side, it would be unlikely that an early ejaculation would effect the goal of the vasectomy which is the prevention of pregnancy. I'd error on the side of caution and abstain to the degree your urologist has advised.

Published on Apr 06, 2017

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

I advise patients to not to ejaculate for one week. The area closest to the testicle has been sealed however an ejaculation too soon could cause some leakage and the formation of a sperm granuloma. This is not desirable but is not a serious event. In terms of hurting the vasectomy, because the vasectomy site is sealed both on the testicle side and on the body side, it would be unlikely that an early ejaculation would effect the goal of the vasectomy which is the prevention of pregnancy. I'd error on the side of caution and abstain to the degree your urologist has advised.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Richard D. Levin, MD, FACS

Yes, you need to let it heal first.

Published on Apr 05, 2017

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Answered by Richard D. Levin, MD, FACS

Yes, you need to let it heal first.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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