Assure every client that he is welcome to come back any time—for example, if he has problems or questions, or his partner thinks she might be pregnant. (A few vasectomies fail and the men’s partners become pregnant.) Also if:

  • He has bleeding, pain, pus, heat, swelling, or redness in the genital area that becomes worse or does not go away.

General health advice: Anyone who suddenly feels that something is seriously wrong with his health after a vasectomy procedure should immediately seek medical care from a nurse or doctor. After a surgical procedure any health problem must be assessed carefully and considered to be related to the procedure until it is medically demonstrated that it is not.