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Post-reversal Management and Care

  • Sheldon H. F. Marks
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Abstract

Whether for a vasovasostomy or a vasoepididymostomy, post-reversal instructions are critical to the success of the reversal. It is important for the patients to receive detailed and patient-specific verbal and written instructions so that they can understand what they can and cannot do to ensure a comfortable recovery. Discharge instructions should address standard postop and postanesthesia guidelines as well as instructions regarding the use of ice, an athletic supporter, restrictions on strenuous activity, incision care, and discharge medications and supplements. Resumption of sexual activity and follow-up semen analyses are important to clearly address as well.

Keywords

Discharge instructions Prophylactic antibiotics Postop ice Medications Incision care Pain medication Anti-inflammatory medications Blood thinners Activity Work and sports restrictions Resuming sexual activity Follow-up semen analysis Compliance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheldon H. F. Marks
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Arizona College of MedicineInternational Center Vasectomy ReversalTucsonUSA

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