Aftercare & Recovery

Recovery - What shall I do after the procedure?

After the operation, the remainder of the day should be spent preferably lying down and it is also wise to rest as much as possible for the following 2 days. Most men feel some degree of discomfort during the first few days after the operation, which varies from one individual to another. This usually settles with simple treatment, such as Paracetamol. It is not unusual to notice a few spots of blood on the dressings for a couple of days or so. Some men may notice some superficial bruising around the testicles which usually fades after a week or two.

We advise you to wear tight fitting underpants to support your scrotum day and night for 1 week. Although normal activities can be resumed shortly after the operation, we advise all men to take things easy and to avoid any strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for about one or two weeks. Sexual activity can be resumed as soon as you feel it will be comfortable, however, we do advise you to wait a few days. Occasionally, a drop of blood may discolour the semen in the first couple of ejaculations after the procedure which settles spontaneously and is generally of no concern.

When can I go back to work?

It is better to rest for a couple of days. If your job is non-manual or involves only light duties you can then return to work. If you have a heavy job involving manual work, it is better to wait for a week.

When can I resume sex?

Usually after 7 days to allow for the soft tissues to heal and for you and your partner to feel comfortable.