You may feel some discomfort or pain after your vasectomy — but it shouldn’t be too bad at all. You may also have some bruising and swelling for a few days.
Infection is uncommon and not usually serious.
A painful lump may form in the scrotum where the procedure was done. The pain usually disappears in a few weeks.
Intermittent long-term scrotal pain is possible, but very rare.
Research shows no association between vasectomy, heart disease, or cancer of the testicles or prostate.
If you’re experiencing pain, have a fever, or there’s blood or pus where the doctor cut your scrotum: call your doctor for advice or get help from an after-hours medical centre.