• Does Wearing Boxers Actually Boost Sperm Count?

    One of the most commonly-held notions about male fertility is that boxers help to increase your sperm count, but is it really true? Could changing to boxers from briefs really help address male infertility?

    Watch this video to get the real story behind the boxers versus briefs debate. A study in the UK has proven that men who wear boxers actually do have a higher number of sperm than men who wear briefs. Although wearing boxers may not completely resolve male infertility, it can help some men boost their sperm counts.

    At the Center for Vasectomy Reversal, we can help make starting a family a reality for men who have had vasectomies.  Learn more about our vasectomy reversal services  by calling (941) 961-4581. 

  • Being an Older Dad May Benefit Your Children’s Health

    When it comes to the notion of having kids at an older age, the story often revolves around potential risks and how old you’ll be when your little ones graduate high school. Now, there is good news for older dads. The decision to have a child when you’re older can actually boost that child’s health in the long-term. That means it is never too late to consider undergoing a vasectomy reversal or to look into treating your male infertility issues. Listed below is the basic information you need to know.

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    Health Benefits to Being an Older Dad
    The health benefits of starting a family later in life all come down to  telomeres . Telomeres are the tips on the end of chromosomes, and for reasons researchers haven’t been able to pin down, long telomeres appear to be associated with better overall health. People with longer telomeres also tend to live longer. Researchers have discovered that the children of older fathers usually have longer telomeres than their peers whose fathers are younger. Although scientists have not yet determined what role these longer telomeres play in the overall health of children of older fathers, these results suggest that children of older fathers may live longer.

    Potential Benefits for Future Generations
    The health benefits of being a child of an older father do not appear to be limited to just one generation. The grandchildren of the older father also tend to have longer telomeres, which would suggest that they might also reap the same health benefits. Note that this trend only seems to follow male lineage. Women who were born to older fathers do not have children with longer telomeres.

    Don’t discount family life because of your age or because you’ve had a vasectomy. At the Center for Vasectomy Reversal, our  vasectomy surgeon  can reverse your procedure so you can start a family. There are solutions for male infertility, and we can help. Make an appointment for a consultation by calling (941) 961-4581. 

  • How Effective Are Vasectomy Reversals?

    Did you have a vasectomy that you now wish you could undo? If so, you’re not alone. Men take the step of having a vasectomy when they feel certain that they do not want to have children or do not want to have additional children, but life circumstances change. If you have had a vasectomy and now wish to regain your fertility, help is available. A vasectomy reversal can restore your ability to have a child.

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    The success of a vasectomy reversal depends on a number of different factors. Physically reversing the vasectomy by reconnecting the vas deferens is a straightforward process. However, reconnecting the vas deferens does not guarantee that there will be sperm in the ejaculate after the procedure. Vasectomy reversals are most likely to succeed within five years of the original procedure, but they can and do work for patients who had their vasectomies much earlier. Potential issues that can interfere with the success of a vasectomy reversal include blockages and the presence of anti-sperm antibodies. Some men produce these antibodies after a vasectomy, and they can damage sperm.

    Each  vasectomy reversal  is different. Discuss your case with the vasectomy surgeon at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal. Make your appointment by calling (941) 961-4581. 

  • What the Recovery Period Is Like Following Vasectomy Reversal

    A vasectomy reversal can facilitate you and your partner’s hope to have a child. To make sure that you recover as quickly and smoothly as possible from your procedure, it’s important to anticipate your postoperative needs and follow closely the advice of your vasectomy reversal doctor. By keeping in mind the following aspects of your healing period, you can better ensure a complete recovery.

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    Protecting Your Surgery Site

    As with any invasive surgery, vasectomy reversal necessitates careful attention to the surgical site. You likely will have sutures and bandages after your surgery. Your bandages must be kept clean and dry to avoid the potential for contamination and infection. You may also need to wear special garments to  protect your surgical site from excessive movement  as it heals. Your vasectomy reversal doctor may also recommend a period of a few days to a few weeks during which you should refrain from activities that may hinder the healing of your incisions.

    Alleviating Your Discomfort

    Many men undergo vasectomy reversals as an outpatient procedure, which speaks to how minimally invasive and convenient the procedure can be. In some cases, though, the process can produce some discomfort for patients. If you experience tenderness or pain after receiving a vasectomy reversal, your doctor can recommend medications to alleviate the discomfort, which should lessen on its own over the ensuing days.

    Consulting with Your Surgeon

    The topic of intercourse often weighs heavily on the minds of men who undergo vasectomy reversals. Before engaging in any sexual activities with your partner, speak to your vasectomy reversal doctor. The recovery process for each patient is different, so only your physician can determine if you are healthy enough for intercourse. Keep in mind as well that though you may be physically able to engage in sexual activities, it may take several months for the effects of your vasectomy reversal to result in a successful pregnancy.

    Do you have more questions about your vasectomy reversal procedure? Then call Dr. Joshua Green at the  Center for Vasectomy Reversal  at (941) 961-4581. Our staff of vasectomy reversal experts would be happy to discuss any inquiries you may have about your upcoming surgery.