What is included in post-operative patient education about no-scalpel vasectomy (NSV)?

Updated: Jan 19, 2016
  • Author: M David Stockton, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Postoperative instructions include that the patient should go home, lie down, stay quiet for the remainder of the day, and avoid any strenuous lifting or exercise for the next few days.

Insist that couples remember to use adequate birth control until a negative semen analysis is obtained. Approximately 50-60% of patients don’t return for the postprocedure semen sample. Enlist the partner in reminding the patient to return for the sample.

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