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Husband had vasectomy but i think i am pregnant?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Do a home test: If neg do a blood test at your gyns office so u know for certain one way or the other , at your age u may not be ovulating anymore and u can start to skip periods and many women are already in menopause by age 49 the avg age of menopause in the us is 51 1/2 yo.
Dr. James Lin
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May be...: Vasectomy will not provide an instant contraception so precaution against pregnancy has to continue until post-vasectomy semen exam shows no sperm. Generally, some 85% of post-vasectomy men will have no sperm in semen in 2 months or after 15 ejaculations. Besides, post-vasectomy recanalization (reconnection) of vas does happen to occasional patients. So, ideally, periodic semen exam is advised...
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Unlikely, get tested: Vasectomy is safer, cheaper, and more effective than a woman getting her tubes blocked/tied. It will not affect a man's sex drive or ability to ejaculate b/c that's dependent on the prostate/seminal vesicles that aren't affected. It's irreversible; ppl who try have limited success. It takes 3 months to make sure the vasectomy worked and is not 100%, but very very close. No needles/scalpels needed!

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