• What to Do When Infertility Persists After Vasectomy Reversal

    The success rate for vasectomy reversals is high. If your v asectomy was less than five years ago , the odds of restoring sperm to the ejaculate with a reversal procedure are 95% or greater, while those whose vasectomies were more than 10 years ago have an 80-90% chance of succeeding. However, a successful vasectomy reversal is only the first step in achieving a pregnancy, and in some cases, infertility persists after the procedure. If you are still struggling to conceive, here is a look at the steps you can take.

    Review Your Procedure Results

    After vasectomy reversal, your surgeon will look for presence of sperm in your ejaculate at set intervals to determine if the procedure was a success. Keep in mind that while most men produce sperm throughout their lifetimes, the levels may vary. You can have a successful vasectomy reversal but have a significantly lower level of sperm in the ejaculate than before your vasectomy. Generally, the more time that has passed since your vasectomy, the lower the levels of sperm in the ejaculate. Your surgeon can discuss issues of low sperm count with you so you can understand how they may impact your goal of growing your family.

    Consider Contributing Issues

    In some case, female infertility issues can compound male infertility. If you are struggling to conceive after a successful reversal, it is important for your partner to also see her doctor to determine if she has an underlying fertility problem. For both parties, chronic medical conditions can also interfere with fertility, including diabetes and obesity.

    Look into Other Options

    Your vasectomy reversal surgeon may be able to help with sperm retrieval for fertility treatments, such as IVF. For some couples, additional medical treatment either is not likely to be effective or is unlikely to be successful, in which case adoption could be an option.

    At the Center for Vasectomy Reversal, we understand how important starting or growing a family is to our vasectomy reversal surgery patients, and we’re here to offer comprehensive and compassionate care throughout the process. Make an appointment for a consultation for vasectomy reversal in Sarasota today by calling (941) 894-6428.

  • Examining Causes of Male Infertility

    Male infertility is more common than you might think. There are many possible reasons for three of the main causes of male infertility, which are low sperm count, abnormal sperm shape, and abnormal sperm movement. When you watch this featured video, you’ll learn that one of the most prevalent medical causes of male infertility is the presence of a varicocele. This is an enlarged vein in the scrotum that can inhibit sperm production and compromise sperm quality.

    In other cases, male infertility may be a hormonal issue, such as having too much estrogen and not enough testosterone. A history of prior surgeries or injuries in the area, infections, and past cancer treatments can also contribute to fertility problems.

    Dr. Joshua Green at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal can help you achieve your dream of becoming a father . Call (941) 894-6428 to request a confidential consult with Dr. Green in Sarasota.

  • Starting Your New Family: Increasing the Chances of Pregnancy

    Vasectomy reversal is usually the first step in starting a new family, but it isn’t a guarantee that pregnancy will be easy. In addition to working closely with your vasectomy reversal surgeon to determine if your procedure was successful, there may also be fertility issues that your partner might need to address before you can achieve a pregnancy.

    Watch this video to learn some of the ways that women can address lingering fertility issues when a vasectomy reversal doesn’t result in a pregnancy. When IVF becomes necessary for a couple, a vasectomy reversal surgeon can assist with sperm retrieval.

    At the Center for Vasectomy Reversal , we help couples achieve their dream of starting a family with effective infertility procedures. To learn more about how we can help you, contact our vasectomy reversal surgeon Dr. Green in Sarasota by calling our clinic at (941) 894-6428.

  • Starting a Conversation with Your Partner About Vasectomy Reversal

    Men initially decide to have vasectomies when they feel confident that their days of having children are behind them for good. This notion can change for many different reasons, which can then lead to the desire for a vasectomy reversal . For couples, deciding to have a reversal procedure can be a process, especially when one partner starts out feeling more positive about the surgery than the other. If you want to start the conversation about vasectomy reversal with your partner, these steps can help.

    Pick the Right Time

    Having a vasectomy reversal is not a decision to take lightly, so make sure you choose a time to bring up the subject when both you and your partner have time to talk. Some couples may prefer having this conversation over dinner in a restaurant, while others may feel more comfortable broaching the subject during a quiet weekend morning at home. Choose a time for the conversation when neither party is in a rush or under pressure and when you have the privacy to say what is on your mind.

    Consider Your Different Roles

    Vasectomy reversal is something that couples can approach together, but each party’s experience of the procedure is different. Men who undergo surgery have to face the natural anxiety of having a medical procedure and the associated recovery, while women play a supportive role. Recognize how the process can affect each of you differently, and discuss how each of you can support each other throughout the process. Acknowledging these different experiences and planning for them can help to prevent resentment as you move forward.

    Talk About Your Plan B

    Although many vasectomy reversal procedures are successful, some are not. Discuss what your next step will be if the reversal doesn’t help you grow your family. You may wish to consider additional fertility treatments, including sperm retrieval for IVF, or adoption.

    The Center for Vasectomy Reversal can provide information about vasectomy reversal surgery in Sarasota so you can make an informed decision about the procedure. Find out more about Dr. Green and our clinic today by calling (941) 894-6428.

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