I had a vasectomy 11 years ago. I understand that the procedure involved removing a portion of each tube, I believe about an inch and then cauterizing the ends. I have been having regular intercourse with my wife who is of child bearing age since with no complications. I had a stupid one night stand with a woman also of child bearing age and she is now late on her period. Where does this method stand for reliability and what are the chances that I could indeed be fertile? The woman in question says that if you look at her cross ways, she gets pregnant. Thanks.Dr. Edward Karpman
It doesn’t matter how fertile a woman might think she is if the male partner doesn’t have any sperm in his ejaculate. You can’t get someone pregnant without sperm. It is incredibly unlikely to have a vasectomy reverse itself 11 years after the procedure. I would recommend a simple semen analysis at your local hospital with a pelleted sample for evaluation. A semen analysis is cheap, quick and easy. If you don’t have any sperm on this sample then don’t worry. Her late period could just represent an irregular menstrual cycle or simply that you’re not the father.
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