Vasectomy recovery and healing pictures – Days 1 to 6

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This page shows the location of surgery and post vasectomy recovery, including the incision and some light bruising. All of the photos were taken during the first weekbetween days one and six, but we unfortunately don’t know when each photo was taken.

Post vasectomy recovery 1
This photo shows the location of the right incision. Many surgeons prefer to do the incisions as high as possible because this leaves the longest distal vas remnant. This tends to lessen the risk of back pressure causing pain during the time the body is adapting to it’s sterile state.

We don’t normally show the penis in photos but in this case it helps to show the exact location of the incision, and demonstrates how high up it is. If the penis is held out of the way for the photos this tends to pull on the scrotum, and it’s not always easy to see where the incision was made.

Post vasectomy recovery 2
This photo shows the site of the left incision.

Post vasectomy recovery 3
Both incisions are visible in this photo. The right one is clearer than the left. The left incision is to the right of the penis (looking at the picture), and just beneath the pubic hair line.

Post vasectomy recovery 4
Bruising to the left side. I don’t unfortunately know when this was taken, but as bruising tends to be after a few days, I’d guess it was taken towards the ends of the sequence.

Many thanks to our contributor for submitting these pictures and allowing us to use them.

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