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Vasectomy

Postby Beave » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:35 pm

Anyone know how long you need to avoid running after the "procedure"? Dr. suggests avoiding strenuous exercise for a 3-4 weeks. I assume running fits in that category.

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Re: Vasectomy

Postby mas_runner » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:41 pm

Beave wrote:Anyone know how long you need to avoid running after the "procedure"? Dr. suggests avoiding strenuous exercise for a 3-4 weeks. I assume running fits in that category.


Real men run home from their vasectomy...


Seriously though, I took 2 weeks off and was fine. Probably could have just taken the one but was being extra cautious. Better that than end up with a "grapefruit"...if you get my meaning....
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Re: Vasectomy

Postby Midge » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:46 pm

Two weaks
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Re: Vasectomy

Postby O Z D » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:08 pm

My guy at the Gentle Vasectomy Clinic (yup) said 2 weeks.

I followed the advice and it was fine.

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Re: Vasectomy

Postby mas_runner » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:17 pm

Pro tip: wear a jock strap for the first week when you return to running, keeps the boys nice and snug...
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Re: Vasectomy

Postby Beave » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:19 pm

Extra support sounds like a good idea

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Re: Vasectomy

Postby barebuns1 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:34 pm

I think I missed about 2 weeks of running. I still had to wear some type of support for another week.
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Postby Doonst » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:44 pm

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Postby turd ferguson » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:12 pm

2 weeks sounds about right.
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Re: Vasectomy

Postby CAW » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:48 pm

Scotty was supposed to take two weeks off...but he went to the field on an EX with his troops. For the record, Johnny-Rockets are not the most sanitary setting for relieving one's self after a vasectomy. Consequences were paid, duly.
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Re: Vasectomy

Postby gnu » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:26 am

barebuns1 wrote:I think I missed about 2 weeks of running. I still had to wear some type of support for another week.

I don't know what qualifies as enough support in this situation, but we carry these at the store, and we get a LOT of positive - if awkward - feedback about them: http://www.saxxunderwear.com/

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Re: Vasectomy

Postby Jump145 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:37 pm

Beave wrote:Anyone know how long you need to avoid running after the "procedure"? Dr. suggests avoiding strenuous exercise for a 3-4 weeks. I assume running fits in that category.


I hope to never find out, some things are just off the table....
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Re: Vasectomy

Postby Avis » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:47 am

gnu wrote:
barebuns1 wrote:I think I missed about 2 weeks of running. I still had to wear some type of support for another week.

I don't know what qualifies as enough support in this situation, but we carry these at the store, and we get a LOT of positive - if awkward - feedback about them: http://www.saxxunderwear.com/

I think this company presented their product on The Dragon's Den a few seasons back. The Dragons turned it down, but it looks like they are making a success of their product just the same.
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Re: Vasectomy

Postby turd ferguson » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:51 am

Jump145 wrote:
Beave wrote:Anyone know how long you need to avoid running after the "procedure"? Dr. suggests avoiding strenuous exercise for a 3-4 weeks. I assume running fits in that category.


I hope to never find out, some things are just off the table....


I was 40, totally done having kids and COMPLETELY done with having sex like a teenager, if you know what I mean. No regrets at all.

BTW - when I said 2 weeks, that was for running. I was walking the dog and doing regular exercise the same day, just not running or biking. I scheduled mine for winter so I wouldn't go stir crazy.
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Postby Jwolf » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:08 am

Jump145 wrote:
Beave wrote:Anyone know how long you need to avoid running after the "procedure"? Dr. suggests avoiding strenuous exercise for a 3-4 weeks. I assume running fits in that category.


I hope to never find out, some things are just off the table....

My husband is the same- his choice and I'm good with that.
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Re: Vasectomy

Postby turd ferguson » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:17 am

Jwolf wrote:
Jump145 wrote:
Beave wrote:Anyone know how long you need to avoid running after the "procedure"? Dr. suggests avoiding strenuous exercise for a 3-4 weeks. I assume running fits in that category.


I hope to never find out, some things are just off the table....

My husband is the same- his choice and I'm good with that.


Part of me agrees with you. Part of me says that an unplanned pregnancy and birth control are a family decision and not one person's chooice to make.
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Re: Vasectomy

Postby eme » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:20 am

turd ferguson wrote:
Jwolf wrote:
Jump145 wrote:
Beave wrote:Anyone know how long you need to avoid running after the "procedure"? Dr. suggests avoiding strenuous exercise for a 3-4 weeks. I assume running fits in that category.


I hope to never find out, some things are just off the table....

My husband is the same- his choice and I'm good with that.


Part of me agrees with you. Part of me says that an unplanned pregnancy and birth control are a family decision and not one person's chooice to make.


This. I currently take the BCP due to other issues, side benefit is no uplanned surprises. If I ever have to go off, DH knows that it is his turn to take responsibility and get the snip.

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Re: Vasectomy

Postby danielb » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:22 am

My first run was 7 days after and I had no issues. I think I played hockey about 4 days after. But I would recommend doing what your doctor tells you. Running will always be there, but I have heard some horror stories about some guys jumping in too soon post op. Maybe they are urban myths, but why take the chance.

The best one I heard was about a guy who went to a wedding the day after, intending to take it easy. Well after a few drinks he decided he wasn't feeling any pain and thought it was a good idea to dance the night away. Woke up with grapefruits.

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Re: Vasectomy

Postby kab » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:39 pm

Not urban myths, I've seen a few "basketballs" in the OR. It doesn't look very comfortable and involves a second surgical procedure to remove the accumulated blood.
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Postby Jwolf » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:08 pm

turd ferguson wrote:
Jwolf wrote:
Jump145 wrote:
Beave wrote:Anyone know how long you need to avoid running after the "procedure"? Dr. suggests avoiding strenuous exercise for a 3-4 weeks. I assume running fits in that category.


I hope to never find out, some things are just off the table....

My husband is the same- his choice and I'm good with that.


Part of me agrees with you. Part of me says that an unplanned pregnancy and birth control are a family decision and not one person's chooice to make.

I understand. But I don't live in an authoritative marriage, don't worry. I'm fine with our mutual decision about how to prevent pregnancy. :) It wasn't like he said "no way, no discussion" - we did discuss it, although I know he does have strong personal objections to having the procedure.
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Re: Vasectomy

Postby jgore » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:09 pm

Don't offer to pitch for a slow-pitch baseball game.

Thirty years ago one of my brother's friends showed up for a game a couple of days after having a vasectomy and wasn't going to play. However, he volunteered to pitch, 'cuz he didn't have to do anything other than lob the ball. First batter... my brother. First pitch... drilled him right you know where.

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Re: Vasectomy

Postby Darth Tater » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:24 pm

jgore wrote:Don't offer to pitch for a slow-pitch baseball game.

Thirty years ago one of my brother's friends showed up for a game a couple of days after having a vasectomy and wasn't going to play. However, he volunteered to pitch, 'cuz he didn't have to do anything other than lob the ball. First batter... my brother. First pitch... drilled him right you know where.

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Re: Vasectomy

Postby Robbie-T » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:27 pm

I took off about 2 days, went for light run and all was fine, I went to the Gentle Vasectomy.
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Re: Vasectomy

Postby jgore » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:54 pm

Robbie-T wrote:... the Gentle Vasectomy.


How do they... um ... handle the situation?


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