How Will I Feel After the Procedure?
The most common side effects of vasectomy are minor bleeding (enough to stain the bandage), some discomfort, and mild swelling in the area of the incision. These are not unusual and should stop within 72 hours. Occasionally, the skin of the scrotum and base of the penis can turn black and blue. This lasts only a few days, and will disappear without treatment.
The most commonly reported complication is mild discomfort in the testicles that usually improves with medication, warm soaks, and by elevating the scrotum. Infrequently, a patient may experience pain around the testicles up to 20 years after the vasectomy. This is a harmless reaction and usually responds to heat and medication.