my husbands 1st vasectomy failed one year after his surgery. We had 2 confirmed neg. sperm counts - 6 months after the procedure. I became pregnant about a year later. His sample was confirmed to have sperm. I gave birth to our third son. My husband went back for a 2nd vasectomy. It has been about 6 months. How long should we wait to have unprotected sex? 1year? 2 years? how many sperm checks?
Love our boys, but do NOT want to have more!
You can resume sexual intercourse as soon as comfortable, usually in about a week after the procedure. However, you can still get pregnant until the sperm count is zero. Another method of birth control must be used until a follow-up sperm count test 2 months after the vasectomy (or after 10 to 20 ejaculations over a shorter period of time). Once the sperm count is zero, no other birth control method is necessary.
Thank you for the response but it has allready been 6 months as I said above. The sperm count lthe first time was zero TWICE!!! and I got pregnant. is it possible for one persons surgery to fail TWICE? could his body be different in some way?
I had a vasectomy in 09. 6 weeks after the procedure I submitted my first sample which was cleared, ~3 weeks after that I submitted my second sample which was cleared, and ~3 weeks after that I submitted my third sample which was also cleared, and at that point I was told everything was good and no further protection was needed. Then a couple months later my wife found out she was pregnant with our 4th child. I was told the vas recanilized and my doctor took a redo at no cost to me(other than the cost of 4 kids). I'm on my last sample, but I'm not sure that I'll ever have that piece of mind to have unprotected sex again. I love my kids dearly, but I do not want another one.
Same here. I underwent the operation 10/2013, was found all clear on semen test 3 months later and got my wife pregnant 6 months after vasectomy. Then immediately went to 2nd test to hear that they found vivid sperm, poor quality, however. Then 1 year after the operation took 3rd test that wad clear and got 2nd clearance for everything ok. Now on 2nd year anniversary of the op, I became curious and inspected the sperm at house with a microscope and quess what! Again vivid sperm... the surgeon is baffled.
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