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Is it true urologists will not perform a vasectomy on a man in his 20s?

Is it true urologists will not perform a vasectomy on a man in his 20s?

Not true....: There is no age limitation for vasectomy as long as the patient is well counseled to address the indication, detail, potential complications, realistic expectation including possible post-vasectomy pain, acute or chronic, of vasectomy, and he understands and is willing to accept the consequence. ...Read more

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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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Is it true that when you get a vasectomy you stop producing sperm eventually?

Is it true that when you get a vasectomy you stop producing sperm eventually?

Shut down: Eventually sperm production slows down and subsides. That is why reversals are difficult after 15 years. ...Read more

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If trace amounts of sperm are present, will i still need reverse vasectomy to get impregnate someone?

Seems odd: By your question, i assume you had a vasectomy, and still have trace amonts of sperm in your ejaculate, which would mean your vasectomy is not working. Sperm is microscopic and a drop of semen may have millions of sperm in it. I do not think a reverse procedure would be needed if truly you have sperm in your ejaculate. Discuss with your urologic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant by someone who has had a vasectomy and has a zero sperm count?

Can you get pregnant by someone who has had a vasectomy and has a zero sperm count?

No: Zero sperm = zero baby. However, life can surprise you sometimes. There are very rare cases of vasectomies failing later, and the zero sperm count no longer being zero sperm. Of course, one cannot live life worrying about very rare events. ...Read more

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My husband had a vasectomy 2mths ago and we regret it, do we have a chance to still get pregnant? He has not taken the sperm count test yet.

Vasectomy regrets...: Vasectomy reversal, or vasovasostomy, is an outpatient surgery that typically takes a few hours, and the recovery is usually similar to what one experiences following a vasectomy (although the incision may be a bit longer). Success rates can range from 75-95% in most cases, depending on certain factors. In your case, i would expect a good chance of success because your vasectomy was done less than ten years ago. Ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a local urologist who has expertise in infertility, and make sure he or she is experienced in microscopic surgery. ...Read more

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Urologist wants me to get sperm count checked before scheduling reverse vasectomy. How does that process work?

Urologist wants me to get sperm count checked before scheduling reverse vasectomy. How does that process work?

Collect: You will collect sperm by masturbation (privately) in a cup provided to you; either at the lab you will use or sometimes at home and it can be dropped off. It's examined under a microscope to get your results. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If someone had a vasectomy and has a zero sperm count checked by a doctor...could they get you pregnant?

If someone had a vasectomy and has a zero sperm count checked by a doctor...could they get you pregnant?

No, you can not...: After finding no sperm in post-vasectomy semen, clinically, men after vasectomy are declared to be infertile or sterile. Generally, some 85% of post-vasectomy men will be so in 2 months or after 15 ejaculation. Yet, delayed reconalization (reconnection) of vas still may occur, but extremely rare. So, impregnating fertiel women may take place. Occasionally, DNA testing may be needed for paternity. ...Read more

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My husband had a vasectomy 2 years ago. Can I test his sperm somehow at home to see if it's capable of producing children?

My husband had a vasectomy 2 years ago. Can I test his sperm somehow at home to see if it's capable of producing children?

No: The idea of a vasectomy is to block the sperm. Usually men are tested to ensure there are no sperm in the ejaculate. If you want sperm you may need to consider a reversal procedure. There is no reliable way to check for sperm at home and based on the fact he has had a vasectomy, he shouldn't have any. He can produce a sample of his ejaculate and have it examined by a lab specialist. All the best. ...Read more

Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more