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how do vasectomies fail

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Vasectomy: 1 in 2000 may fail.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Recanulation: Sometimes, a patient can recanulize, meaning a tract forms around the procedure. We don't know why this occurs. This is a rare occurrence, but if yo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely ,may happen: Once vasectomy is done the sperm is blocked can not travel , as the vas or the sperm duct was cut, in a very rare instances will get reattaches . If ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Depend...: What to do after failed vasectomy reversal depends on what you plan for your family. If deciding not to conceive, do nothing but still welcome to get ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Minimally invasive: Way of removing a disc thru a small skin incision done as an outpatient without general anesthesia using imaging and special tools like doung a joint ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Humes
40 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Depends on severity: Pulmonary stenosis can often be "fixed" in the cath lab with a balloon catheter. Mild stenosis is well tolerated and can often just be left alone. Su ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
IUI or ICSI mostly: Abnormal semen analysis needs a second test 1-2 months later for confirmation, ideally through a fertility clinic. Hormonal testing may identify treat ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Never, usually: Surgeries to "tie the tubes" are meant to be permanent. Nevertheless, in about 1% of women, they become unblocked or were never truly blocked from the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Very well: Laminectomy is a very successful surgery when performed for the correct indication. As with any surgery, if it's done for the wrong reason, it will n ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Some kinds of condoms may be manufactured with coating on condoms so to add additional protection by killing sperms in contact and uplift their sellin ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Ivf: My wife had this done. Egg retrieval is intravaginal. You take a bunch of meds like braville and menopur. Then you get a shot of Pregnyl for matura ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Separate entitities: Occasionally, when tubal sterilization is performed laparoscopically, a surgeon may tell a patient after the procedure that he/she has seen blue or wh ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Reasonably well: The modern medications can minimize the effects of hemophilia to a manageable level. However the patients have to be careful with activities and surge ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: There are two basic approaches.One is an open reconstruction where the skin of the skull is pulled back to expose the sutures & parts of the skull are ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Detect infertility: You detect infertility when you have had intercourse but never pregnant. If this persists over time please see a gynecologist. You should go together ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
When you feel ready: And have privacy. Support yourself as required and use a gentle technique.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Don't want children: You should not allow yourself to be sterile. If you want to have intercourse put a rubber over your penis. No, testosterone will not make you sterile. ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
We never stop: Most er shifts are 6-12 hours, but some remote areas can be 24-48. Many work 1400-2000 hrs/yr, so the math does allow for time off (less so if at a te ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Too broad: Your question is too broad to answer meaningfully. Do you have a specific concern?
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
The Majority: In the us in 2011 about 1800 lung transplants were done and about 2/3 were double lung transplants; from the same deceased donor.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
Vasectomy reversal: While some may say fellowship training is important, my only requirement is the answer to this simple question....How many did you do last month ? Ev ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Depends: Some people have genetics that cause blood clots to form. When people are on birth control or have surgery they can quickly form. Other people take ye ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
If it is: thought to be a so-called functional cyst they may wait several cycles to see if it resolves on its own. Otherwise, if it is presumptively benign, a ... Read More

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