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After the Procedure
If sedation was not used, then the patient may drive himself home. Any discomfort is usually mild, and pain relievers should be used if needed. The local anesthetic begins to wear off after an hour or so. Recovery time after a no-scalpel vasectomy is usually a little less than that after a traditional vasectomy. The following are general guidelines that help ensure a speedy recovery (talk with the doctor who did the procedure for specific instructions):
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/11/2015
Theodore V Benderev, MD
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