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Doctor insights on: Does A Vasectomy Only Last For Five Years

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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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How much to have a vasectomy reversed ? Which was done five years ago

Very variable: Probably between $1000 -7, 000. Importance is to see an experienced urologist with an exellent success rate. This may well require some research. Surgeon should use a microscopic technique, have at least a 50-70% success rate & perform at least 20/year. No one has a 100% success rate. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting someone pregnant after reversal-vasectomy five years after vasectomy?

What are the chances of getting someone pregnant after reversal-vasectomy five years after vasectomy?

Varies: Assuming an excellent surgical anastomoses of the severed vas ends and verified patency post-procedure (sperm cells in ejaculate), about 50% ...Read more

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If i had a vasectomy three years ago and tested clean what are the chances of getting someone pregnant I have not retested since last test three years ago

If i had a vasectomy three years ago and tested clean what are the chances of getting someone pregnant I have not retested since last test three years ago

The : The likelihood is very low but not impossible. About 1 in 400-500 vasectomies fail. If there is a concern, i would submit a semen sample for verification. ...Read more

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46 days since last period and boyfriend had a vasectomy years ago 2 pregnant tests read error could i be pregnant i. 40 years old

Not likely : If your boyfriend had a vasectomy it is not likely that you are pregnant. Consider having a pregnancy test done at a doctors office if you continue to get an unreliable result at home. ...Read more

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No period since 8/1/12. Husband had a vasectomy last year. I've always been irregular since 2001. No ins. Should i be worried? Any ideas?

Probably OK!: If you are concerned i would bite the bullet so to speak and make payment arrangements and see the doctor. It could be nothing, or it could be thyroid disease, diabetes, or other causes of delayed menses. ...Read more

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Can a vasectomy fail after 25 years?

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 you have want to find out get a sperm count done should not show any in the count. ...Read more

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Can you get a vasectomy at 22 years old?

Vasectomy?: If you are sure that you want no children, you can have a vasectomy at 22. You may find it hard to find a urologist who will perform the procedure, however. After the vasectomy, you will not be able to father a child and you will still need to use a condom to prevent any sexually transmitted disease. Good luck. ...Read more