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Old 10-21-2003, 01:46 PM   #1
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I am a 38 year old Male father of two children Girl 8 and Boy11. Over six year ago I had a Vasectomy. I was tested twice 3 months and 6 months to make sure my Sperm count was at Zero before having unprotected intercourse. Six years of love with my wife with no worries of pregnancy. I have had Physicals every year with the same Dr. that performed my Vasectomy. At this years physical my urine test came back noting that I had Spermatozoa present I my Urine. I contacted my Dr. He asked if I had Sex the morning the urine sample was given. The answer was yes 3 hours before. He told me that it is very possible that I have become fertile again. I am scheduled to have a Lab check my sperm count later this week. Has anyone else heard of an experience like this?

 
Old 10-21-2003, 02:56 PM   #2
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It is very rare, but not impossible.

 
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Old 10-22-2003, 12:48 PM   #3
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Yes My mothers friend's husband had a vesetomy that didn't take. His wife got pregnant and it almost caused a divorce. He got retested and it showed he had active sperm. It does happen. So be glad it was caught early before your wife ended up pregnant.

 
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Just because you've paid a doctor to have a procedure done and you actually go in and have it done doesn't mean that the procedure actually took place!

 
Old 10-22-2003, 01:34 PM   #5
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I have been wondering about this same thing. My husband had a vasectomy several years ago before we were married. I've heard of this happening and I'm wondering . . . Does the vasectomy not "take" or does it, after time, like "grow back" together and produce active sperm? I've heard that the younger a man is when he has the procedure the more likely this is to happen. Anyone know if this is fact?

 
Old 10-22-2003, 02:22 PM   #6
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"I've heard that the younger a man is when he has the procedure the more likely this is to happen. Anyone know if this is fact?"

Logically, this is true. If the man and woman are about the same age and, say, he gets a vas at age 35, if it fails after 10 years, his wife will be 45 and her chances of getting pregnant will be pretty darn low. OTOH, if he were to get a vas at 25, she will still be quite fertile at 35. In the first case, he will never know his vas failed as he will never have a reason to get tested. In the second case, he will certainly know.

 
Old 10-22-2003, 03:14 PM   #7
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Sometimes they do grow back, but it's rare. They used to just sever the vas tube which carries the sperm. The procedure I had nearly six years ago involved cutting out a section of the tube, sewing a piece of the section over one end and searing it closed to seal it. That greats a big gap and some major hurdles for the little buggers to line up and connect again. At that point, it's time to consider that miracles still happen!

It makes me wonder if there's any non-invasive way they could check. Ultrasound, maybe? I've never heard of one, though.

You should check with your doctor and find out how the procedure was done. Find out what kind of extreme measure were taken to avoid them growing back together. Best of luck.

 
Old 10-22-2003, 08:00 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies,

I went to the Dr. today. He has set me up for a fertility test. I am to abstain from Sex for 48-72 hours. I then am to take the sample to the lab for them to take a count. They will determine if I am producing 60 or 60 Million sperm.

I am confidant that I was sterile for many years. Both of my kids were conceived within the first 3 months of trying.

My theory is that the Vas grew back but was blocked. Over the years the blockage has become clear and now I am passing the Sperm.

I have been a big supporter of Vasectomy as a 100% form of birth control after it has been determined you are sterile. Looks like I may be the exception the that rule.

I will not be able to take a sample to the Dr. until next Monday the 23rd. I hope to get an answer within a couple of days.

Tune back to find out the end of the story.

 
Old 10-24-2003, 09:52 PM   #9
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i have to remark on this one...

my parents for years called me a "suprise baby"

well at 22 now, i recently found out why.

my dad had a vasectomy and i was conceived anyways.

nice isnt it?
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