10:37 pm Martin Bastuba

How Is It That I Won’t Feel Pain During or After My Vasectomy?

How Is It That I Won’t Feel Pain During or After My Vasectomy?

We know that even the word “vasectomy” can cause an involuntary wince. Any procedure on a person’s sensitive body part can be a source of stress because how could such a situation not lead to pain when so many everyday bumps and accidental contact can cause pain easily? This is a fair question, but fortunately, we have a clear answer for you. The vasectomy procedure, particularly the No Needle No Scalpel vasectomy, has been carefully developed to be as minimally invasive as possible. 

Vasectomy fast facts

  • On average, a No Needle No Scalpel vasectomy procedure takes as little as ten minutes from start to finish, and at most, it will last for 20-30 minutes. 
  • Patients of SDVC are provided with Exparel, a pain anesthetic that is known for being long-lasting; many patients report that the anesthetic lasts for as long as three days post-procedure. 
  • One, very small incision is made to complete the procedure. There are no sutures or stitches needed because the incision is too tiny. 
  • The vast majority of patients only report mild to moderate soreness in the days following their vasectomy. They use over-the-counter pain relief medication as well as ice packs to relieve this discomfort and find such measures suitable. 
  • Minimal bruising and scarring are anticipated after the procedure because so little time is needed to complete it and the process is not considered to be invasive. 
  • A majority of patients are able to return to work in 1-2 days with the exception of those whose career involves manual labor which could strain the groin area during recovery. In such cases, a week is recommended. 

The recovery process is perhaps the second most stressed upon aspect of having a vasectomy. Many prospective patients are concerned about how they will feel in the days and weeks post-procedure. As noted above, the recovery period is typically uneventful. Most men spend it at home, resting comfortably for a period of time normally associated with a long weekend. As long as you do not engage with any activity that could strain the groin area and ice as advised by your surgeon, you will not need to fear complications or excess discomfort. 

So, what can men expect in terms of actual feeling? Some swelling of the groin area can occur, but it should recede within hours or the first day or so of the procedure. Soreness is the term most commonly used to describe any discomfort that’s felt, particularly when needing to stand up, move, or sit down. Generally speaking, as long as you are careful and resting, the return to normality will come within a couple of days.