The Very Best Vasectomy Recovery Tips
Life is unpredictable. That seems to get truer with age. The things you were once so sure about tend to reveal variables later in life. For example, there was once a time when you were absolutely sure that you would never, ever want to have (more) kids. You were never more certain of anything in your life. So you went ahead and took the initiative. You got yourself a minimally invasive, no needle no scalpel vasectomy and it worked great. You could finally relax knowing you never again would have to worry about spawning an unwanted human being.
But time has past and maybe you’ve found love once again and all of a sudden all of those certainties you once had are diminishing before you. Who would’ve thought you’d one day be ready and even eager to take on the task of raising a child (again). You are a fundamentally different person with different values now compared to then and that is totally normal and okay. And guess what. It’s totally possible to go back and reverse your decision. Harry Fisch is the vasectomy reversal Dr. New York City needs, because life comes at you fast and sometimes it’s tough to know how you’ll feel in the future.
So, here are some things you should know about the procedure, specifically about the recovery time:
What can I and can’t I do following the surgery?
For your first day, that’s a full 24 hours following the procedure, you should do nothing beyond resting and letting your body recover. That means flipping on some Netflix and binge watching your way into tomorrow. Avoid heavy lifting especially, as you don’t want to put any strain on your body that isn’t completely necessary. Beyond that, it will be another month before most patients achieve full recovery.
How long until I’m fertile again?
This can vary tremendously with each patient. Some men manage to impregnate their partners within the first two months. For others it takes a year, and in some cases even longer. But in general, there’s no reason for alarm if you remain infertile for the first 12 or so months following the procedure. That’s because the sperm cycle, which is the time in which your body takes to ejaculate old sperm and replace it with new sperm, takes about 90 days to come full circle. Typically, following a reversal, it takes about two cycles for a man’s sperm count to return to normal. But as mentioned, those numbers can vary immensely.
Should I take any additional steps to get my sperm count back up and running?
Again, rest is your friend in the recovery stages. That means avoiding strain as much as possible. If you need to get back to work, proceed with caution and get someone else to help you if necessary. This will not last forever, but especially for the first month, you want to give you body a break. Beyond that, as is the case with any medical procedure, it is extremely important that you remain in contact and keep your doctor updated as much as possible about your progress. This will help you know at what point your body is ready to take on more taxing physical stress.