After having a vasectomy reversal, men and their partners may be impatient
to start growing their families. Following vasectomy reversals, it can
take a while for sperm to be present once again in the ejaculate. However,
there are some steps men can take to boost their chances of successfully
Avoid Excessive Heat Exposure
One of these strategies involves avoiding certain heat sources. An excessive
increase in testicular temperature can adversely affect the health of
a man’s sperm. Although the research is not yet definitive, some
medical experts do recommend that men avoid sitting in hot tubs or placing
laptops on their laps. Some researchers also suggest that cellphone radiation
can be harmful to sperm; they recommend avoiding placing cellphones into
Although more research is needed on the relationship between heat exposure
and male infertility, medical studies strongly substantiate the
risks of smoking while trying to conceive. You probably already know that women must avoid smoking and drinking
alcohol while pregnant to prevent miscarriage and health problems of the
baby. However, both men and women should avoid smoking and secondhand
smoke exposure while trying to conceive. In men, smoking damages DNA and
diminishes sperm production.
Avoid Environmental Toxins
It’s advisable for both men and women to avoid excessive exposure
to certain environmental toxins when trying to conceive. Agricultural
pesticides and household pesticides can influence male infertility. Men
who must work with environmental toxins should carefully follow all safety
guidelines to reduce their exposure.
Scrutinize Labels on Lubricants
Many vaginal lubricants contain spermicidal agents. Soap can also kill
sperm and lead to male infertility. Water-based, commercially available
lubricants may not kill sperm, but they can interfere with sperm motility.
Men can ask a fertility specialist for help choosing an appropriate product.
Many experts recommend canola oil or peanut oil.
The Center for Vasectomy Reversal and Male Infertility was founded with
the mission of combining sophisticated
surgical techniques with unsurpassed patient care. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Green
by calling (941) 961-4581 and see for yourself why he is so highly recommended
by his patients. Men and their partners are also invited to browse our
website for more information about having a vasectomy reversal in Sarasota.