How long is the recovery after epididymectomy?
Your doctor will be able to answer this question as it depends on the type of surgery you had.
The epididymis is the firm tube at the back of each testicle, which stores and carries sperm and epididymectomy is performed if there is an abnormality of the epididymis.
Things to know about your recovery after epididymectomy
It is important to keep the wound clean and dry for 24 hours. Until the area heals, do not have long baths or showers, it may cause infection. The pain will slowly subside during the first 2-3 days after the surgery. Recovery will be however relatively lengthy.
What to expect after the procedure:
Avoid heavy lifting and exhausting exercise for 3-4 weeks. It can take from several weeks to several months to recover completely.