Vasectomy Reversal

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Registered: 09-16-2004
Vasectomy Reversal
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Thu, 09-16-2004 - 4:16pm
Has anyone out there had their husband have a vasectomy reversal in order to conceive? If so, how did it go?
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Registered: 10-01-2003
In reply to: jrgb23
Fri, 09-17-2004 - 10:30pm
My dh had a VR March 3, 2004 I got my BFP July 25, 2004...unfortunately I miscarried August 25th. but the Reversal did work...it was from a 3 almost 4 year vas.

Good luck!

Michele in Ottawa

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Registered: 09-16-2004
In reply to: jrgb23
Mon, 09-20-2004 - 1:21pm
Thanks. That is encouraging to know the VR worked. Although my husband's has been for 10 years - so much longer than 4 years. We'll see......
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Registered: 10-13-2004
In reply to: jrgb23
Wed, 10-13-2004 - 11:10pm
My husband had a reversal in March. His vasectomy was done about 13 years ago, so it was a fairly complicated procedure to turn it around. His first sperm analysis was done last week and, while we don't have the details yet, the doc's nurse said it showed sperm were present. (We just don't know how many or of what quality until we talk to the doc.)

We've been seriously TTC for about two months, and no luck yet. There are lots of great results for reversals if the doc is good. However, throw a 42-year-old prospective first-time mother into the mix and the statistics aren't as favorable as they are for younger women, which isn't suprising.

If your husband's considering reversal, do some research to find a urologist who specializes in the procedure and gets results. It's much more painful than the vasectomy itself, so he won't want to have the reversal done twice. :-)

There's a good message board on this site that deals with vasectomy reversal. You should check it out. Good luck!



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Registered: 09-16-2004
In reply to: jrgb23
Thu, 10-14-2004 - 4:23pm
Thanks for your comments. We have an appt. with Dr. Grey in Florida in January '05 who specializes in VRs. Since I am 41, I am nervous that the problem won't be with my husband, but with me once we start actually trying to conceive. It is in God's hands, I know, but am hoping it will all turn out O.K.

Let me know how your situation turns out and if you have any luck. If you wish, you can email me directly at jani2370@yahoo.com. I would love to hear what happens.

Thanks and good luck to you.

jb

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Registered: 10-13-2004
In reply to: jrgb23
Fri, 10-15-2004 - 12:39pm
I've read good things about Dr. Grey. Good luck to you.

Have you been checked out by your dr. to see that you're ovulating? Our VR doc asked us to do that before going ahead with the surgery because, like you, I was 41 at the time of consultation. I also have never had children (but then, I've never tried), so he wanted to make sure I didn't have any unsurmountable issues before going ahead. I checked out just fine. He did caution us, however, that the success rate for VR pregancies drops quite a bit when the mom is over 40. I'm sure you and I are the exceptions, rather than the rule on that, though. :-)

We received good news on our first post VR sperm analysis (6 months post-op). We have lots of swimmers, so the surgery was very successful.

Thanks for the update. Take care.

Jodi



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Registered: 09-16-2004
In reply to: jrgb23
Fri, 10-15-2004 - 3:47pm
Jodi:

Yes. I have gone to my doctor to be checked out. I had an FSH test done and they said I have good ovarian reserve and that we can proceed with the VR. I guess when Dr. Grey sees me in January he'll notice I'm not in my 20's, but hey, as long as we know the odds aren't exactly stacked in our favor, what can he say? Ha! :o)

Keep me posted on your situation and I'll do the same. I would love to hear if you are able to conceive.

Keep in touch!!

Jani