Most men have some bruising and discomfort for a few days after the vasectomy operation. It is important to use another method of contraception like condoms, until the semen has been tested and no sperms arc found in your semen. It takes about eight
weeks for you to have enough ejaculations to remove all the sperm that are stored in front of the blockages in your vas. Eight weeks after the vasectomy you have to take a specimen of your semen to a laboratory for testing. You need to get it there within an hour of collecting the semen. It is tested to see if there are any live sperm in it.
The doctor will explain more about this, but they will either say that everything has been successful because they didn’t find any sperm in the semen, or they will say to come back with another specimen in a month’s time. If they say to come back it is usually because they have found some dead sperm and they don’t want to find any at all.
If they find live sperm at the eight week check up, the vasectomy has not been successful and the vas has most likely rejoined. Then it is up to you to decide if you want to have a repeat operation. The doctor will discuss what has happened and will help you to sort out how you feel and what you want to do.