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Back to running after the snip
February 12, 2024, 08:02:54 pm
I'm having my tubes done in March, and am currently doing a load of running to get ready for the old county tops race in may. Does anyone have experience getting back to running after a vasectomy? I know you're supposed to avoid heavy lifting for a while, but how soon can I expect to be running again?

Any advice much appreciated

Ged

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#1 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 12, 2024, 08:29:46 pm
Good luck

I had mine snipped 6 weeks ago. I probably could have comfortably started running last week, since that's when I've been able to try hard and jump down from a height without (well okay there's a tiny bit) any discomfort or fear of aggravation.

Everyone's different though and I did have minor complications after the surgery that likely slowed the healing (burst stitches despite convalescing).

Two nuggets of advice in order to go in properly mentally prepared

1. It doesn't feel like a scratch, it feels like being injected in your actual nut, because that's what's happening. Had I known that in advance I possibly wouldn't have squirmed

2. They (at least up here anyway) do one side from one side of the bed, and the other from the other. I got a bit over excited when the surgeon said "well that's me done now" to which I though he was going to say "all I have to do is close you up", instead said "go round and do the other side". Cue squirming again at second injection.

The whole thing from entering the treatment room to getting up and leaving only took around 20 minutes.


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#2 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 12, 2024, 08:36:24 pm

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#3 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 12, 2024, 08:51:47 pm
I went to the gym the next day. Upper body workout followed by rowing machine, cycle. Next day walked 8 miles, then day off followed by climbing the next 2 days. Then ran 6 miles the next day, 6 days after the op.
This was 28 years ago and I donít remember getting any advice avoiding things.

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#4 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 12, 2024, 08:57:18 pm
I went to the gym the next day. Upper body workout followed by rowing machine, cycle. Next day walked 8 miles, then day off followed by climbing the next 2 days. Then ran 6 miles the next day, 6 days after the op.
This was 28 years ago and I donít remember getting any advice avoiding things.

This sounds a lot more like what I was hoping for as opposed to not running for 5 weeks

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#5 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 12, 2024, 10:19:28 pm
I had a mate who gleefully reported having very little discomfort at all.

He went back to give his sample and it turned out he was still firing live rounds so had to go in again.

The second surgeon commented that he had no idea what the first had done cos clearly things were still intact.  The op was more effective at the second time of asking, although my mate was laid up in bed for a couple of days feeling like heíd been kicked in the nuts.

I realise that sharing this with you doesnít serve any useful purpose.  :P

Good luck!

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#6 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 12, 2024, 10:58:13 pm
Tough call which of the two is the more painful. If itís any clue I had the snip twice but only did the Old County Tops once.

I seem to remember I tried some gentle cycling first and then jogging, maybe 2 weeks in?

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#7 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 13, 2024, 06:42:46 am
I went to the gym the next day. Upper body workout followed by rowing machine, cycle. Next day walked 8 miles, then day off followed by climbing the next 2 days. Then ran 6 miles the next day, 6 days after the op.
This was 28 years ago and I donít remember getting any advice avoiding things.

I'm not surprised at all.

I took a long time to get over inguinal hernia repair, but plenty of people seem to manage to train really quite quickly afterwards.

I can't even imagine contemplating cycling post snip  :sick:




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#9 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 13, 2024, 09:17:38 am
When I had mine done, my GP referred to a surgeon who specialised in vasectomyís and it was some sort private arrangement. You went to the guys house and he had a surgical theatre in his conservatory and he did the op assisted by his wife.
However the picture I have in my memory is that he did it while I was laid on the kitchen table.

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#10 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 13, 2024, 09:27:36 am
When I had mine done, my GP referred to a surgeon who specialised in vasectomyís and it was some sort private arrangement. You went to the guys house and he had a surgical theatre in his conservatory and he did the op assisted by his wife.
However the picture I have in my memory is that he did it while I was laid on the kitchen table.

Sounds like a fever dream  :blink:

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#11 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 13, 2024, 10:35:50 am
Good luck. I'm not a runner, but I recall being advised to wear double pants (Yfronts with close fitting boxers over the top). Possibly standard advice these days, but I found the extra support a great comfort. And as others have said the needle in the sack is worse than the soldering iron severing your pipes, but neither are hugely painful.

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#12 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 13, 2024, 10:44:22 am
Do you not get the support/ posing pouch these days.

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#13 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 13, 2024, 11:14:02 am
I didn't. That budget must have been......cut.

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#14 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 13, 2024, 11:32:19 am
 :2thumbsup:

Me neither. I just tumble dried some smugglers.

I also veeted rather than shaved in advance of the surgery (thought it might be easier). I won't be doing that again in a hurry

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#15 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 13, 2024, 02:41:21 pm
For me, it took somewhat around 3 weeks before running was fine again (longer than I would have anticipated). Climbing felt fairly OK earlier on already; falling or jumping down less so though.
As others have mentioned already, wearing tight underwear was really helpful.

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#16 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 13, 2024, 02:58:44 pm
My neighbour who is hugely into his downhill MTBing (and quite good I understand) did a massive training session the night before, had his op and was riding again the week after (by the time his legs had recovered from the beasting he'd given them). He's not the most sensible person with these things though  :tumble:

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#17 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 13, 2024, 03:07:49 pm
As others have mentioned already, wearing tight underwear was really helpful.

Toight pants, toight like a toiger yes!

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#18 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 13, 2024, 03:43:56 pm
Urrrggghhhh... :sick:

This is making me queesy!

Getting mine done in March too - like the Gen on double pants - got some snug Boody's and some sized down M&S budgie smugglers on order now....  ;D

Anyone know what it's like to wear a harness afterwards?

And how long before it stops feeling like you've been kicked in't balls?

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#19 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 13, 2024, 05:03:30 pm
My neighbour who is hugely into his downhill MTBing (and quite good I understand) did a massive training session the night before, had his op and was riding again the week after (by the time his legs had recovered from the beasting he'd given them). He's not the most sensible person with these things though  :tumble:

That was my plan. Massive run the day before, another one morning of, and then enjoy sitting on the sofa for a few days.

Thanks for the tight pants advice. Is it just a case of run when you feel ready? Or is there a good reason why you should be taking it easy even if you feel like going for it?

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#20 Re: Back to running after the snip
February 13, 2024, 06:32:21 pm
As they no longer seem to give them out. I will describe my support pouch. If you are squeamish look away now.
So imagine a bag that has a strap/belt to go round your waist. You place your testicles in said bag( I think I had my fitted by the surgeon or his wife) tighten the strap and away you go . Obviously something hangs out the front but I didnít think it was a bad look.
In fact I wore mine for years afterwards.😱

 

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