• Increasing Sperm Production After Vasectomy Reversal

    After a vasectomy reversal, it is normal for men to experience temporarily low sperm counts. Over time, your sperm count will increase as your fertility improves. During this time, there are steps you can take to further improve your sperm production and fertility. Avoid placing your laptop on your lap, which can increase testicular temperature and reduce sperm production. If you spend long periods of time sitting during work or leisure, get up and take a short walk once an hour. Eat plenty of vegetables high in antioxidants that improve sperm quality, such as cabbage, asparagus, and broccoli. The mineral zinc has been linked with improved sperm count, so consider adding foods high in zinc or nutritional supplements to your diet. If you’re still concerned about your sperm quality or count after your vasectomy reversal, consult your doctor for personalized information.

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    Dr. Joshua Green of the  Center for Vasectomy Reversal  can provide you with the information you need about reversing a vasectomy and improving your sperm count. Call (941) 961-4581 to find out more about our clinic or to schedule your appointment. Check out our blog for more helpful fertility information.

  • Reasons it May Take Time to Conceive Following Vasectomy Reversal

    Studies show that up to 50% of couples are unable to conceive immediately following a vasectomy reversal. Difficulty conceiving may be due to many factors related to both your health and the health of your partner. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about your inability to conceive following a vasectomy reversal procedure.

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    Sperm Production
    After a vasectomy reversal, it is normal to experience lower sperm production and sperm volume for some time. It may take up to 18 months for your body to produce adequate sperm counts to achieve pregnancy in your partner. Talk to your doctor about receiving a sperm analysis periodically after your vasectomy reversal. This test will reveal your sperm counts and quality to chart your fertility as you recover.

    Other Fertility Issues
    Approximately one in every ten couples in the U.S. experiences problems with infertility. These problems are unrelated to your vasectomy or its reversal. Infertility may be due to female factors, male factors, or both. If you and your partner have been unable to conceive for one full year after your sperm counts have returned to normal, visit a fertility doctor to discuss your concerns.

    Varicoceles are varicose veins that occur on or near the testicles, and are a common cause of fertility issues in men. Enlarged veins allow too much heat to affect the testicles, reducing sperm counts and quality.  Treatment for varicoceles  often includes minimally-invasive surgery to repair the problematic vein.

    Anti-Sperm Antibodies
    It is common for men to develop anti-sperm antibodies (ASA) in the blood following a vasectomy reversal. While the presence of ASAs in the blood does not necessarily preclude pregnancy, in some couples these antibodies can result in fertility issues.

    If you have questions about vasectomy reversal or other fertility issues, call the Center for Vasectomy Reversal at (941) 961-4581. Dr. Green will be happy to meet with you and discuss your options for your future family.  Visit us on the web  to find more information about vasectomy reversal in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Tampa Bay.

  • A Look at Male Fertility Testing

    Male infertility has many causes, including low sperm count and poor-quality sperm. Male fertility testing measures both the quantity and quality of sperm produced during ejaculation to determine whether these factors could be causing infertility.

    This video explains how male fertility testing is performed. During fertility testing, a sample of semen is collected and the number, motility, and shape of the sperm examined. Normal fertility is defined as the production of 20 million sperm per milliliter of ejaculate, with 40-50% motility and at least 30% of the sperm possessing normal physiology.

    Whether you are seeking treatment for a vasectomy reversal or considering your fertility options, the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota can help. Call us today at (941) 961-4581 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joshua Green. You can find more information about our services and  our dedication to patient confidentiality and respect  by clicking through our website. 

  • What You Need to Know About IVF Following Vasectomy Reversal

    Couples decide to have children later in life for any number of reasons. Perhaps they met at an older age, or maybe they changed their minds about having or expanding their family. Whatever the case, they may have to contend with certain challenges before their hope for children can become a reality. If the male partner has undergone a vasectomy, and the female partner has natural conception difficulties, they may need both vasectomy reversal and in vitro fertilization to achieve their dreams.

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    Can IVF be successful after a vasectomy reversal?
    With the assistance of a capable vasectomy reversal doctor and IVF physician, a  couple can become pregnant . Couples who require these medical processes must do their due diligence when selecting the doctors that are right for their needs. Asking about their surgical methods and requesting documentation of prior successes can give couples the information they need to make a knowledgeable decision regarding their physicians.

    How long must a vasectomy reversal patient wait before undergoing IVF?
    A vasectomy reversal procedure requires a recovery time of at least a few months. During this time, the male partner should rest as recommended by his vasectomy reversal doctor before any attempt at sperm retrieval is made. Establishing communication between the patient, vasectomy reversal surgeon, and IVF physician can help all individuals involved determine the ideal time to attempt in vitro fertilization.

    What can a vasectomy reversal patient do to increase IVF success?
    Studies indicate that the longer a man waits to undergo a vasectomy reversal after the initial procedure, the lower his chances to father a child in the future. As a result, vasectomy reversal doctors urge potential patients to seek professional help as soon as possible. Given the timeframe for recovery after a vasectomy reversal, it’s important that couples do not delay if they’re serious about having a child.

    Dr. Joshua Green at the  Center for Vasectomy Reversal  has helped countless couples in the Sarasota area have the families they desire. To schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Green, call (941) 961-4581. We offer a comprehensive array of vasectomy reversal options that cater to each patient’s medical needs.