Pre-op Information

How to Best Prepare for your Vasectomy

At Queensland Vasectomy Clinics, we want you to feel safe and comfortable whilst in our expert care. You can take a few simple steps to ensure the best possible outcome from your operation. Please read the information below before your upcoming appointment.

Shaving Beforehand
Patients should shave the entire scrotum and pubic region before their vasectomy, as this reduces the risk of infection and makes the procedure easier to conduct. 

What to Bring
It is important to bring two pairs of supportive jockey-style underwear to your procedure, as these are to be worn immediately following your operation and for the next 2-3 days. Good scrotal support will reduce the risk of post-operative bleeding and discomfort. 

Support Person
Patients have the option to drive home after surgery if they have not taken medication. However, we always encourage patients to arrange a support person as there is a risk they may feel delayed light-headedness following their procedure.

For patients given Valium or medication, you will need to arrange a support person to drive you home. Patients that have taken Valium will be unfit to drive for the remainder of the day.

Post Operation Recovery
Patients should plan to recline at home for the afternoon and evening following their procedure. 

Medications to Avoid
Do not take medication containing aspirin for seven days before your procedure. Likewise, avoiding fish oil supplements for ten days before your procedure is prudent. Patients should not take Nurofen or other anti-inflammatory medications on the day of their procedure. 

Fasting Not Required
Patients should eat before their procedure and plan on a usual lunch and dinner.