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What are the chances of pregnancy after successful vasectomy and while on birth control pills?

What are the chances of pregnancy after successful vasectomy and while on birth control pills?

Near zero: If the vasectomy has been confirmed to be successful by follow up testing then pregnancy is highly unlikely. Birth control pills are very effective when taken correctly. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Vasectomy (Definition)

Tubes on both sides from testicle to prostate that carry sperm made by testicles are brought out through a small skin puncture in the scrotum and either cut, tied, burned or clamped. Simple procedure, cost effective and usually with minimal side effects. Low failure rate. Clinic procedure, done in office with local anesthetic to skin. Minimal down time. A very ...Read more


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Husband had vasectomy 2 yrs ago. I just had a 2 days very light MC. What are the chances of pregnancy?

Husband had vasectomy 2 yrs ago. I just had a 2 days very light MC. What are the chances of pregnancy?

Unlikely: Vasectomies are performed to prevent insemination and made to be permanent. While not impossible at this point you should just take a home test and repeat in one week to validate. ...Read more

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My partner had a successful vasectomy a year ago and I have been on bc pills for two years with no missed dosage. Chances of getting pregnancy?

My partner had a successful vasectomy a year ago and I have been on bc pills for two years with no missed dosage. Chances of getting pregnancy?

Vasectomy: The quoted failure rate for vasectomy is 0.15 percent. Most of those failures are in the first few months and in cases were a confirmation semen analysis was not done. It is a highly reliable form of permanent contraception. In general birth control pills are not needed when the male partner has had a vasectomy. ...Read more

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Had sex on day 17 of my cycle, partner had a vasectomy but did not ejaculate in me. Have all PMS symptoms. Period due 26th may. Chance of pregnancy?

Had sex on day 17 of my cycle, partner had a vasectomy but did not ejaculate in me. Have all PMS symptoms. Period due 26th may. Chance of pregnancy?

Just wait and see...: Guessing would not help at this time. It's logical to do home pregnancy test if missing the period and repeat once in one week if still in doubt for pregnancy. Meanwhile, it's useful to know if your partner's post-vasectomy semen exam showed any sperm in it. No sperm in semen gives the sex situation an additional layer of protection. ...Read more

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Since a vasectomy isn't 100% at preventing unintended pregnancies would a caudual epididymectomy be more effective?

Probably not: If you have no sperm in your ejaculate after vasectomy, there is almost no chance of impregnating a female. There is a slight chance of the vas reconnecting after a vas. To be safe you could do a sperm count in a year. ...Read more

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No, misunderstanding i am 32 years old. He had vasectomy done 5 years ago. Got a positive pregnancy test?

No, misunderstanding i am 32 years old. He had vasectomy done 5 years ago. Got a positive pregnancy test?

Can retest in 1 week: In rare instances, a woman can get a positive pregnancy test even if her husband had a vasectomy several years ago. She can repeat the pregnancy test after one week, and if it is positive again, she can consult with her Ob-Gyn doctor to find out where the bHCG is coming from. ...Read more

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I had a tubal in 2007 and my boyfriend had a vasectomy in 2007, I am experienceing pregnancy symptoms what could be going on? I have 3 children now.

I had a tubal in 2007 and my boyfriend had a vasectomy  in 2007, I am experienceing pregnancy symptoms what could be going on? I have 3 children now.

Check a test: If you are concerned about pregnancy please check a pregnancy test. They are cheap and reliable and available at any pharmacy. It is highly unlikely that you are pregnant given that you have had a tubal ligation and your partner has had a vasectomy. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more