What to Expect After Surgery
Vasectomy Reversal Recovery
After surgery, most men experience slight swelling, bruising or discoloration of the skin covering the testicles. These are normal conditions and they generally don’t require a doctor's attention. In addition, as a result of the anesthesia, some men may also experience a sore throat, headache, nausea, constipation and general “body ache.” But if there are any questions or concerns, patients will be able to contact Dr. Fisch directly through his cell phone.
Managing Discomfort or Pain After Vasectomy Reversal Surgery
Discomfort levels vary from patient to patient but can generally be managed by taking acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) or ibuprofen (such as Motrin or Advil). In most cases, the discomfort goes away within a few days.
To decrease the pain and swelling after surgery, ice packs can be placed on the scrotum for approximately 10 minutes every half hour day after the surgery. Extra support such as a jock strap should be worn for four weeks after the surgery to decrease discomfort and lessen swelling. Normal strenuous activity can be resumed four weeks after the surgery if indicated by by Dr. Fisch.
Possible Complications After the Procedure
Complications such as infection or excessive bleeding under the skin are rare, but every patient is given Dr. Fisch’s direct cell phone number in case of questions or concerns.