Just after some advice on when masturbating after vasectomy is acceptable?

Vasectomy performed 2 days ago

Doctor Answers 3

Slow down tiger....

It is recommended that the patient should avoid ejaculation for 1 week post-vasectomy.  I'll let you slide at 6 days, unless you are having any pain or weird discharge or puss from the vasectomy area.  If so, call your doctor and let him take a look at it.  Remember, and this is IMPORTANT, you will not immediately be sterile.  Please continue to use other methods of birth control until you have had 2 sperm-free sperm analysis's and 26 ejaculations.

Start masturbation

You can masturbate when you are comfortable probably in about 3-4 days. You should complete 30 ejaculations and 2 semen analysis to assure there are no sperm. Use other forms of contraception during this waiting period.

Clearing sperm post vasectomy

There is no contraindication to starting to clear the sperm as soon as you are comfortable after a vasectomy.  Make sure you do the follow up semen analysis to ensure you are azoospermic, meaning no sperm left in the ejaculate.

Mitchell C. Kaye, MD, FACS
Scottsdale Urologist
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