With the day of your scheduled vasectomy approaching, you may be a little anxious about how you will feel afterward. After all, the procedure will be performed on one of the most delicate parts of your body. Fortunately, there are a couple of things you can do to stay more comfortable after your procedure.
1. Support Your Scrotum While Laying Down
When you have a vasectomy, an incision will be made in your scrotum so that the doctor can access the vas deferens so that you will no longer ejaculate sperm. And while this incision is small, it will still cause some inflammation in the tissue around it. If the scrotum is allowed to hang freely, the pull can put pressure on the incision site and make you uncomfortable.
One way to counter this pulling is to make sure your scrotum is fully supported while you are laying down. Ideally, you should lie on your back with your legs together or with a small pillow positioned underneath the scrotum.
However, if you are not used to sleeping on your back, this may not work for you. If this is the case for you, lay on your side with a pillow propped between your legs. Then, gently place your scrotum on top to give it some support.
2. Wear the Right Type of Underwear
Unfortunately, you will not be able to lay in bed for a few days so that you can keep your scrotum supported with a pillow. After all, life goes on, and you will still have to get up. Unfortunately, as you walk, your scrotum will hang down and swing, which can increase the inflammation and discomfort that you may feel.
To counter this problem, make sure you are wearing the right type of underwear. If you normally wear boxers, switch to underwear that fits snugly against your body and scrotal area.
However, you do not want to wear underwear that is too tight, as this could restrict blood flow. Before your procedure, go shopping for underwear, and purchase a few pairs that are one size larger than you normally would wear. This will allow extra space that will allow for any swelling while still ensuring that your scrotum is supported.
Using the above tips can help you stay more comfortable in the days after your procedure while the site heals. For more information about the procedure and taking care of yourself afterward, contact a vasectomy service.