they done a research on 18 men and out of those 18 16 of the vasectomy's failed. that is scary. has anyone ever known anyone who had one that failed? i am afraid i may be pregnant but my husband had one. my test showed one white line(maybe faint pink) and one dark pink one. thank you, regina
The failure rate of vasectomy is .04% or 4 in 10,000 woman. It is a rare occurance. If your husband went back for his semenalysis as directed after his surgery and there wasn't any, then he is "fixed" for good as it doesn't grow back.
I responded to this yesterday but it's missing so here goes again. I know someone who got pregnant after a vasectomy. My husband had one in Oct and although it is "rare" the tube or whatever it is they cut can reattach itself. I was disappointed to hear this as they also said he should submit samples until I am no longer able to bear children. This doesn't leave me feeling very confident about our future and I'm considering doing something permanent myself. I have since spoke to quite a few people who had it happent o them or know someone it happened to. I'm wondering how "rare" it really is. Good luck!
Everyone knows someone who did something <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wink.gif"> The statistics bare out that the failure rate is .04%.
There are two reasons why vasectomy may fail to achieve sterilization.
It takes approximately three to four months for the average healthy male to have enough ejaculations to clear the seminal vesicles of sperm. A patient is not considered sterile until two consecutive semen specimens show no evidence of sperm dead or alive. The number one reason for vasectomy to fail is early unprotected intercourse
The second cause is called recanalization. The vas does not actually grow back together, but the cells that line the inside of the vas grows through the scar tissue to hook up with the other side. Fortunately, this is rare and most urologists do the vasectomy by not just cutting the vas, but also taking out tissue to leave a gap between the cut ends.