Is it ok to have an erection right after a vasectomy?

Will it cause any harm even though i have no intercourse?

Answers from doctors (5)


More About Doctor John C. McHugh, MD

Published on Dec 11, 2017

Having an erection after a vasectomy will do no harm. The vas deferens are affected by ejaculation, not the erection.

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

Having an erection after a vasectomy will do no harm. The vas deferens are affected by ejaculation, not the erection.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Theodore V. Benderev, MD

Published on Mar 04, 2016

An erection normally occurs in most men while sleeping. As long as there is no physical sex or ejaculation, there should be no problems with that immediately after a vasectomy.

Answered by Theodore V. Benderev, MD (View Profile)

An erection normally occurs in most men while sleeping. As long as there is no physical sex or ejaculation, there should be no problems with that immediately after a vasectomy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Michael J. Karasis, MD

Published on Sep 10, 2015

No it will not

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Answered by Michael J. Karasis, MD

No it will not

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Larry I. Lipshultz, MD

Published on Sep 10, 2015

Erections are inevitable but will not cause any problems with your vasectomy.

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Answered by Larry I. Lipshultz, MD

Erections are inevitable but will not cause any problems with your vasectomy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Stephen F. Shaban, MD

Published on Sep 10, 2015

It can't undo anything but it may cause you undue discomfort.

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Answered by Stephen F. Shaban, MD

It can't undo anything but it may cause you undue discomfort.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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