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<p>My husband had a vasectomy reversal done on 2/3/12 and since then has had a zero sperm count.  I was so hopeful and excited and my dreams are crushed.  I'm on the verge of tears everyday!!!  I would like to do IVF but I don't think we will be able to afford it.  Can anyone give me some advice on financing for IVF?  I feel like I can't move on with my life until we have a plan.  I feel so lost and hopeless. </p>
 

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<p>I'm so sorry that you're in this boat!  We did IVF, and really sat down and made a budget, and then stuck to it.  We did our best about not doing anything that we didn't need to do, not buying anything that wasn't necessary.  We used coupons whenever possible.  Every extra penny we had went into savings to pay for it.  There are also financing options available out there, you can talk to a RE about the different options.  I wish you luck, please feel free to hang around while on this journey!!</p>
 

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<p> A friend of friend was in the same situtation as you and had a successful 2nd reversal with Dawson Microsurgery.</p>
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<p>This could be an option for you!!   Contact them, I wish you luck..  </p>
 

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<p>Don't despair just yet! IVF would be your last resort. Without knowing how long it's been since your hubby's vasectomy to date of reversal, and the type of vasectomy reversal he had, it could take up to 12 - 18 months before he returns sperm. Please let me explain. It is widely accepted to allow up to 12 months for return of sperm (from the day of vasectomy reversal) on a straightforward vas-to-vas rehook. However, if he had a bypass procedure (vas-to-epididymis) on both sides, it may take up to 18 months. If one side was straight vas-to-vas, and one side bypass, then it could be less than 18 months. At 30 days out, if his first SA (post-Vas Rev Semen Analysis) revealed no sperm, his doctor should have immediately put him on medication to reduce the swelling, thereby keeping the ducts open to allow for return of sperm. Your husband should also have submitted his second SA by now, for further follow-through. This is what should have transpired if the surgeon had been a Male Infertility Specialist and Vasectomy Reversal Micro Surgeon. Follow-up care is every bit as important as the procedure itself! Good luck and let us know if you have further questions or concerns.</p>
 
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