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Many men who have a vasectomy later change their minds and wish to start families. If you’re one of them, you have the option to pursue a vasectomy reversal. Before you schedule your vasectomy reversal, however, ask yourself the following crucial questions to determine if you’re ready to become a father:
Why Do You Want Children?
Carefully consider your reasons for wanting to start a family. Poor reasons to become a father include fulfilling someone else’s expectations of a traditional family or to conform to societal norms. Some men consider having a vasectomy reversal because they believe having children will solve relationship problems. On the other hand, a good reason to become a father is to experience the pure joy of parenthood and the close familial bond of parent and child.
Does Your Partner Have the Same Mindset?
Successfully raising children depends on both partners sharing the same mindset. Both you and your partner should explore your mutual reasons for wanting to be parents. If one partner wishes to have children and the other doesn’t, then becoming a parent can greatly strain the relationship.
Is Your Relationship Strong?
Studies have shown that having a stable marriage is a precursor to having a strong, stable family. If you and your partner maintain open communication and are committed to working through difficulties together, then you are better equipped to deal with the challenges of parenthood.
Are You Financially Prepared?
Before you undergo a vasectomy reversal, consider whether you and your partner are financially prepared to raise a child. Diapers and baby food are just a fraction of what children need. Consider the cost of education, healthcare, and other vital aspects of your child’s life.
If you and your partner are ready to raise a child, consider having a vasectomy reversal. Discuss whether you’re a good candidate for a vasectomy reversal at your consultation with the Center For Vasectomy Reversal. We invite you to call us at (941) 225-2317 or visit us on the Web to learn more.
Last updated 13 days ago
Vasectomy reversals have helped many couples achieve their dream of beginning or growing their families. Sometimes, however, it can take a little while for your partner to become pregnant after you have a vasectomy reversal. Although vasectomy reversals have a high success rate (80 to 90 percent of men have functional sperm production afterward), it takes an average of one to two years before couples achieve pregnancy. Men who wait for a long time before having a vasectomy reversed may need to wait longer to see a positive pregnancy test.
If it’s been a year or two since your vasectomy reversal and your partner isn’t yet pregnant, there could be other issues involved. Both of you may need to undergo fertility testing to determine if there are other medical conditions affecting your sperm or her eggs.
The highly skilled vasectomy reversal doctor at the Center For Vasectomy Reversal can help you and your partner grow your family. Please call us today at (941) 225-2317 to schedule your consultation.
Last updated 13 days ago
Dr. Joshua Green at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal has been helping couples achieve their dreams of having children for years. Check out this incredible video that showcases one of the many happy couple that Dr. Green has helped conceive.
Last updated 17 days ago
Millions of couples struggle with infertility, and about one-third of the time, it’s because of the male partner’s infertility issues. Another one-third of infertile couples struggle with both male and female infertility. Now, there’s a simple at-home test kit you can use to get an approximate sperm count. If the test strip reveals that you could have a low sperm count, it’s a good idea to have further testing done.
Learn more about testing your sperm count at home by watching this video from The Doctors. You’ll see a demonstration of how to use the test kit as the doctors explain some factors that can affect your fertility even after having a vasectomy reversal.
Schedule your consultation for a vasectomy reversal with the professionals of the Center For Vasectomy Reversal. You can reach us at (941) 225-2317 or visit our website for more information on vasectomy reversals.
Last updated 27 days ago
During a vasectomy reversal, the surgeon reconnects tubes to allow sperm to combine with the semen. Before you undergo the surgery, speak with the vasectomy reversal surgeon to discuss what you can expect afterward. Follow the surgeon’s post-op instructions carefully to ensure a speedy and healthy recovery. Here are some general guidelines for recovery:
Most men can return to light activities the same day of surgery; however, you should follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding your activity level. Refrain from vigorous activities for at least one to two weeks, and do not lift any heavy objects during this time. Assuming that you have a job that is not physically demanding, you can expect to return to work within a few days.
Wearing a Scrotal Support
Wear a scrotal support for at least a week. Your doctor may recommend that you wear it for several weeks. The supporter limits movement of the area, keeps the bandages in place, and applies pressure to reduce swelling. Wear the supporter all day and night, and take it off when bathing.
Applying an Ice Pack
For the first 48 hours after your vasectomy reversal, periodically apply an ice pack to the scrotal support. This helps suppress the swelling and alleviate discomfort. Your vasectomy reversal surgeon will tell you how long to keep the ice pack on the area and how often to use it. Follow these instructions carefully to avoid freezing the tissues.
Discomfort after a vasectomy reversal generally isn’t severe. Still, you may experience some cramping. Your surgeon might prescribe a pain reliever or recommend an over-the-counter remedy to help you feel more comfortable.
Refraining from Sexual Activity
After a vasectomy reversal, it’s critical to avoid all sexual activity and ejaculation for two to four weeks. Your surgeon will let you know when you may resume sexual activities.
Learn more about how to achieve a speedy recovery from your vasectomy reversal by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Joshua Green of the Center For Vasectomy Reversal. Contact us at (941) 225-2317 or visit our website to learn more about the procedure.