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How Long After Vasectomy Reversal Can You Get Pregnant
Depends: You will need at least 3 months and at least two negative semenanalysis. ...Read more
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
My boyfriend had a vasectomy 12 years ago. What the best option for us to get pregnant? Should we try vasectomy reversal? Are we able to do IUI?
Yes ...: Vasectomy reversal is the known best possible way to make you boyfriend become fertile again so to impregnate you if all the conditions for conception in you are adequate. Also, it is known that obtaining sperms from ejaculated semen is easier (less hassle) than any others such microscopic retrieval from testes or epididymides. For detail, ask your Doc timely. Best wish ... ...Read more
Wait for NO pain: To be safe, you need to heal. By the time you have no pain, you should be ok. Good luck! ...Read more
My husband had a vasectomy reversal May2013.Scar tissue if blocking sperm.Anything we can do to reduce scar tissue so sperm can get through?
Here are some ...: The reported scenario after vasectomy reversal is not uncommon. Not seeing no sperm in post-reversal semen exam indicates surgical failure. There has been no known drug or way available to "dissolve and disappear" the scar after surgery. The next option for male infertility is redo-vasectomy reversal by more experienced microscopic surgeon before IVF-ICSI, which is time-/money-consuming. Adoption? ...Read more
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 semen exam so to confirm he is sperm-free in semen. If wanting more pregnancy, consider redoing vasectomy reversal or ... by experienced hands. If just wanting more children but not really caring for your own or not, consider adoption. Best wish ... ...Read more
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 ? Even some fellowship trained guys do less than one per month....If a guy is doing this type of procedure weekly that is a good sign and i bet he knows his/her own stats instead of giving you average numbers.... ...Read more
Vasectomy Reversal: A vasectomy reversal is almost always cheaper and gives the couple the opportunity to achieve pregnancy each and every month through sex. When aspiration of sperm and IVF is the route taken, it generally limits the couple because if the cycle is not successful, the only chance to get pregnant is with another expensive IVF cycle. So, almost always better to have a reversal. ...Read more
Very good: In the hands of an experienced Urologist who does micro surgery, there is about 90 % plus chance of sperm return to semen after a vas reversal. Influencing factors can be: time since vasectomy, and age of patient. Even with sperm return, female factors have to be considered in trying to achieve a pregnancy ...Read more
Urologist is surgeon: All urologists are surgeons. No other speciality should be doing vas reversals. ...Read more
Ask your PCP: Your pcp should be able to recommend a urologist that has expertise with vas reversals. Make sure to ask what their success rates are with pregnancy rates, as opposed to patency rates. Also, pregnancy rates are significantly decreased if the vasectomy has been longer than 8-10 years. At that point, ivf with sperm recovery from the testicle (tesa) may be the better choice. ...Read more
May be & mat not...: Of course, that depends on the specific policy of a health insurance; so, check yours out. Usually, health insurance would not cover vasectomy reversal; that is why I told my patients to consider vasectomy as a permanent procedures with a high cost to reverse with a price tag up to 10-20 thousands US dollars depending where and who the procedure is done. ...Read more
Can you tell me about non scalpel vasectomy vs conventional vasectomy: reversal chances the same?
Same: How the puncture in the skin is made (to access the vas) is irrelevant to the success or complications of vasectomy. No matter how the procedure is marketed to anxious young males, a puncture must be made in the skin with some sort of sharp instrument. If you think you may EVER want the vasectomy reversed, you should not have a vasectomy. The best pregnancy rate of reversal is about 50%. ...Read more
Time since vasectomy: The time since vasectomy is critical. Both tubal patency (open) and fertility decrease with time since the vasectomy. If you have had 10 yrs since vas then success is likely less than 30%. Also remember that the female partner age is also important, perhaps more so. If there is no or poor quality sperm, then ivf/icsi is possible. We virtually always get sperm with aspiration for icsi. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A vasectomy can be performed to block the passage of sperm so that during evaluation fluid is released but no sperm. Thus it prevents pregnancy from occurring. It is surgically performed and fairly common and successful. If a man later decides he wants to have children, he has 2 choice. Surgically remove sperm or try to surgically ...Read more
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