What happens if you ejaculate within a day after your vasectomy?

In a moment of poor judgement (possibly influenced by the codeine), my wife and I had sex and I ejaculated normally. Did I possibly cause injury or ruin the vasectomy?

Answers from doctors (3)


If you ejaculate within a day of your vasectomy, you are more likely to have blood in your ejaculate. You might also have swelling or pain at the site of the procedure.

Answered by Mark J. Saslawsky, MD - Memphis Office (View Profile)

If you ejaculate within a day of your vasectomy, you are more likely to have blood in your ejaculate. You might also have swelling or pain at the site of the procedure.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor John C. McHugh, MD

Published on Dec 28, 2017

It is unlikely that what you did affected the vasectomy, remembering that a segment of the vas was removed and each end occluded. If some sperm leaked out of the testicle side you may or may not be more likely to develop a sperm granuloma which other than making a small knot in the area of vasectomy usually has no long term consequences and is relatively common.

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

It is unlikely that what you did affected the vasectomy, remembering that a segment of the vas was removed and each end occluded. If some sperm leaked out of the testicle side you may or may not be more likely to develop a sperm granuloma which other than making a small knot in the area of vasectomy usually has no long term consequences and is relatively common.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Roscoe S. Nelson, MD, FACS

Published on Dec 28, 2017

Very unlikely. The main risk is that you have bleeding, bruising or pain. Follow the directions, you won't hurt the long term outcome.

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Answered by Roscoe S. Nelson, MD, FACS

Very unlikely. The main risk is that you have bleeding, bruising or pain. Follow the directions, you won't hurt the long term outcome.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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