When should I be concerned about pain and swelling post-vasectomy?

I’m 12 days post-vasectomy. The scalpel, tie off and cauterize method was used. I had bad pain (8-9/10 scale) and swelling for the first 8 days. Scrotal swelling has decreased but the pain is still apparent (5/10 scale). I’m able to feel vas tubes, and they're still pretty swollen. Improvement is slow even though I've followed recovery instructions. No fevers and incisions have healed. When should I be worried about pain not going away? Doc says give it another 10 days before being seen.

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Published on Oct 17, 2019

You are not experiencing the things we typically worry about. I agree with your doctor and would give it more time. There is always the option of seeing your doctor sooner to be reexamined just to be sure.

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

You are not experiencing the things we typically worry about. I agree with your doctor and would give it more time. There is always the option of seeing your doctor sooner to be reexamined just to be sure.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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