Why do I have to wait seven days to have sex after my vasectomy?

Why do I have to wait seven days to have sex after my vasectomy?

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Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

There are two primary reasons why doctors recommend a waiting period before having sex after vasectomy. One is to allow the small opening on the scrotum to heal and the other is to allow the severed end of the vas closest to the testicle and its associated blood vessels to seal.

The vasectomy is a surgical procedure, albeit minor, but it is important to allow the area to heal and not be aggravated with undue activity. This will also limit swelling, bruising or the potential for a hematoma.

Published on Jan 26, 2019

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

There are two primary reasons why doctors recommend a waiting period before having sex after vasectomy. One is to allow the small opening on the scrotum to heal and the other is to allow the severed end of the vas closest to the testicle and its associated blood vessels to seal.

The vasectomy is a surgical procedure, albeit minor, but it is important to allow the area to heal and not be aggravated with undue activity. This will also limit swelling, bruising or the potential for a hematoma.

Published on Jan 26, 2019


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