After having your vasectomy reversed, you should allow yourself a few weeks to recover. Most men can get back to work one week after the procedure and have fully resumed normal life after six weeks, however, everyone is different. So, be sure to ask your doctor for more detailed advice when it comes to how long you should wait before resuming certain activities. To improve your chances of a full recovery and pregnancy success after a vasectomy reversal, it’s vital to take the right steps to look after your body during the healing process. You should:
Follow Medical Instructions:
Your doctor will give you detailed instructions on preparation and recovery both before and after your procedure. Following these instructions carefully is vital to ensuring that your procedure runs smoothly and that recovery is hassle-free. Bear in mind that failing to follow preparation instructions, such as ceasing to eat or drink at a certain time, could result in the surgery being cancelled.
Avoid Strenuous Activity:
For the first twenty-four hours after your procedure, you should lie down and rest as much as you can. Once you are discharged from the hospital or clinic, the next few days should be spent avoiding anything that could cause you strain. You should take leave from your job for at least one week; if your work entails heavy manual labor, more time will likely be needed. Avoid playing sports, heavy lifting, or strenuous workouts for at least 1-2 weeks. Gentle walking is advisable to promote healthy blood flow.
For the first six weeks following your surgery, the clothing that you wear can be hugely influential in your recovery. Underwear is particularly important – you should avoid wearing anything too tight-fitting and opt for loose-fitting boxer shorts which allow air to flow to the testicles. This will improve temperature and blood flow, creating a healthier environment for sperm to thrive.
Get the Right Nutrients:
Lastly, you can aid the recovery process by ensuring that your body has the necessary nutrients for the healing process. Do this by eating a healthy, balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals, and drink plenty of fluids unless you have been specifically advised otherwise by your doctor. You may also consider taking certain dietary supplements, such as Vitamin C, to aid with speedy recovery. Speak to your doctor before adding any supplements to your diet.
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