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Vasectomy, How Long to Recover?

For those of you who’ve had vasectomies-
How long before you were able to return to the gym?

If I remember correctly, I started light training after about 3 weeks. There are those who probably resumed lifting sooner than that but I would consider that risky. You damn sure don’t want to split the stitches in your ball sac at the bottom of a set of squats.

This is a case by case basis. My doc said three days before back to activity. My personal comfort level was beyond that, though. At the time I was running more than anything, when I had it done. Lots of bouncing involved there…I think it took me about three weeks, but there was still some discomfort.