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What happens after a vasectomy?

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You'll probably feel sore for a few days. You should rest for at least 1 day, but you can expect to recover completely in less than a week. Many men have the procedure on a Friday and return to work on Monday.

From: Vasectomy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Male Sterilization.”

Beaumont Health System: “Vasectomy.”

American Cancer Society: “What are the risk factors for prostate cancer?”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on August 9, 2019

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Male Sterilization.”

Beaumont Health System: “Vasectomy.”

American Cancer Society: “What are the risk factors for prostate cancer?”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on August 9, 2019

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