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mypropertea Tue 25-Oct-16 00:55:34

What tips do you have for recovering from/helping someone recover from a vasectomy?

My dh is a hands on dad, does bath times, cooks etc. He is now on the list waiting for for a vasectomy and I am starting to worry I will have the DC all to myself for a while! What can I do to help him be comfortable and recover quickly?

mypropertea Tue 25-Oct-16 17:21:29


TheFuzz Tue 01-Nov-16 00:05:29

Varies. Some can be out for a couple of days. Others out for weeks with swelling and infection. Then further surgery to patch things up. I've lost about 3 months work in 4 years with mine. Most go ok though. Just be wary of PVPS. It's quite common.

OlennasWimple Tue 01-Nov-16 00:06:49

DH was on bed rest for a day, up and about and cooking etc the next day and moving around easily within 5 or so days.

I think taking it easy immediately after is critical, as are some very supportive pants wink

TheFuzz Tue 01-Nov-16 00:28:35

Bag of frozen peas and supportive pants. No loose boxers. Ibuprofen would help

mypropertea Tue 01-Nov-16 04:39:16

Sounds awful fuzz, you ok now?

TheFuzz Sun 06-Nov-16 21:42:57

Not really. Suffer low testosterone as a result. Had to have extra surgery as the GP made a mess but my T is half what it should be and despite being below the guidelines I can't get treated. Pain isn't as bad as it was but still bothersome. It has ruined our sex life though.

mypropertea Tue 08-Nov-16 09:15:42

That's horrid. I am so sorry! I am worrying about my husband having it now. He hasn't booked the appointment yet though, so maybe it will never happen smile

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