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#31 of 44 Old 03-22-2010, 06:39 PM
 
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A Dr. recently told me that it was most common to have post-V babies between 5-7yrs afterward due to tissue reconnecting at that point in time. Obviously just one Dr's opinion and I don't have any facts to back that up.

I have a cousin who was a post-V & tubal baby. Dad got a vasectomy after #1, mom got a tubal after #2 and 3 years later #3 arrived. And she is definitely his child!

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A Dr. recently told me that it was most common to have post-V babies between 5-7yrs afterward due to tissue reconnecting at that point in time. Obviously just one Dr's opinion and I don't have any facts to back that up.
This makes sense, which is why DH is getting the kind where they not only snip the tubes but also remove part of them so they CAN'T grow back together.

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We have friends who got pg after vasectomy, but before the "all clear." They were definitely done, so it was quite a shock, especially when they found out it was TWINS! Unfortunately, they lost one of the twins, but are still expecting one healthy baby. Thank goodness for a supportive community to help them regain whatever baby things they need!

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DH's cousin had a V, then a year later his wife was pregnant. No one believed her when she swore up and down she hadn't cheated, the cousin left her, taking their three kids with. When the new babe was born, a paternity test showed the cousin was the father, and a doc discovered he had a THIRD tube that wasn't snipped.

Thankfully they were able to repair their marriage.
maybe it's because i'm pregnant, but that story made me cry! i'm happy they were able to work it out, but that is still one sad and ironic story!
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maybe it's because i'm pregnant, but that story made me cry! i'm happy they were able to work it out, but that is still one sad and ironic story!
The family was a mess for a long time, and truth be told, I don't know if they ever fully recovered, we just found out they are getting a divorce.

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(that said... I don't think I would actually feel all that insulted if DF insisted on a paternity test if I were to magically become pregnant after his vasectomy. Not that he doesn't trust me... but it is sort of unbelievable you know? And at least a test would return that trust.)
See, I wouldn't be offended if DP asked me about it. Heck, I'd even go along with him pulling out the calender and calculating out when I got pregnant. But after I'd felt I'd proved it to him, I'd be quite irked if he persisted in getting a paternity test done. That would mean a grouchy DP throughout the entire pregnancy (since there would be no way I'd be subjecting my baby to testing while in utero just because my DP was a little insecure). So no support from DP for 9 months. Fighting and putting all of the negative energy around the baby. I think by the time the baby was born and paternity was confirmed I'd have lost my trust in him. Sorry, I know this is kinda off topic, but it just saddens me to read all of these stories. This kind of thing can really ruin a relationship for no good reason.

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Wow, KempsMama. How devastating.

I used to be an andrologist and yes, failures do happen more than you think. I think I posted stats and studies about this about a year ago on a thread like this...

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Wow, KempsMama. How devastating.

I used to be an andrologist and yes, failures do happen more than you think. I think I posted stats and studies about this about a year ago on a thread like this...
It was actually in TAO and it was maybe only a few months ago. I remmeber it very well, and I thought this thread would get a little outta hand based on what happened with that one.
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You ALL are scaring the hell out of me. Stop.

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Short term vasectomy success or failure is dependent on proper follow up and testing for the first year after the procedure. I wouldn't even consider trusting it at all until you get an all clear after a full year. All levels of success depend on the way the procedure was performed and also very much on the surgeon's experience and success rate. I had mine a year ago, and I have an all clear.

One thing that should be mentioned for any male who has had a vasectomy. Sperm Check vasectomy is FDA approved for at home testing. It costs about $50 for two test kits, so it is affordable enough to mean peace of mind. One caveat, the product did not work perfectly for me when I first tested it 3 months after the procedure. But if the simple chemical test does work for you, that sure would be peace of mind and cheap enough that you could test periodically. I see a lot of you guys/gals worrying on this thread. Other than adding another backup method, I thought you might want to know another way to check. FDA approval means it should pretty much work. I called mine unclear because it gave a super faint line both times. Urologist said that was likely because there are micro-fragments that were still left after three months and that the test was picking it up. I'll make another order within the next year and see if it shows me shooting blanks like the microscope does.

My urologist was very upfront and honest with me. He told me he had multiple failures trying different techniques. He didn't like burning the fire out of both ends because it led to too many complications, instead preferring an open vasectomy with fascial interposition. Statistically, one of the best means of increasing the odds of success is to use fascial interposition combined with cauterization.

If you look around, failures are quite common. the 1 in 2000 statistic bandied about on the internet is not hardly as accurate as you think. But as far as I can tell, late recanalization is still pretty uncommon. Done with the proper technique, by an experience urologist and good followup, and your odds go up.

Personally, I will always look to use two methods. Can't wait until RISUG gets here and we have even more options. Sweetness.


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This makes sense, which is why DH is getting the kind where they not only snip the tubes but also remove part of them so they CAN'T grow back together.
Unfortunately, nature still has a way in rare cases. Simple sperm granulomas could technically close the gap and I would never say 'can't' when it comes to efforts at reproduction. They almost always section the vas. It can actually grow back together in some cases even still.

Multiple methods should still be a consideration for many couples that want to be overly cautious. There is also no shame and low cost for followup testing as noted above. If your guy spontaneously reconnects, at least you can know about it in time to limit the chance of pregnancy based on how often you decide to check.
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You ALL are scaring the hell out of me. Stop.
me too. This has been our plan, and there is no room for error. Oh well, maybe we'll get the V and just keep using condoms to be safe. I liek condoms anyway, they keep things cleaner.
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Unfortunately, nature still has a way in rare cases. Simple sperm granulomas could technically close the gap and I would never say 'can't' when it comes to efforts at reproduction. They almost always section the vas. It can actually grow back together in some cases even still.
Well, fertility-wise we've been nothing BUT rare cases (one pill baby, 2 IUD pregnancies [and subsequent miscarriages]) so we'll take the "statistically best" option. And use backup for at least a year.

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I wish that had happened for us. DS was snipped a few years before we met. The urologist we consulted said the chances of the reversal working were very slim to none because of the way it was done. We used a donor for DS and are gearing up for another donor round.

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