Dear Dr. Reed, Can you do both together and what may I expect for recovery time?
Yes we frequently are asked to do both vasectomy and circumcison at the same time. You will get a fee reduction on vasectomy (normally $500), now for you $300. You could return to an office environment in 4 to 5 days, but 1 to 2 days of bed rest is your best assurance you’ll heal with minimal bruising and comfort. While in bed remember lower extremity exercisers… bend and extend your knees, lift and pedal your feet down, curl and extend your toes “100 times a day.”
Steps after circumcision. I see you the next day and will slit the top of your dressing so it is not too tight.. Showering is OK if you cover with a baggie. On the 7th day you can remove the dressing but leave the steri-strips on,. On the 12 to 14 post op day sutures out. For vasectomy no sex for 2 weeks, then you can ejaculate frequently to help clear the sperm from the semen which takes about 7 to 8 weeks. So no unprotected sex until; you have 2 seminal analyses which show no sperm.
Hoping this is of help. Happy New Year,
Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Cosmetic Circumcision – Miami
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