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Vasectomy Reversal: The Road to Fatherhood

It happens, you have decided to have children after your vasectomy. If you are like most men in this situation, you probably already had children years in the past and now, perhaps your life is going in a new direction and you want to have a child together with your partner. The good news is that this is certainly a possibility. There are many factors at play when it comes to vasectomy reversal success, some of which you can influence while others are outside of your control. … MORE

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How to Discuss Vasectomy Reversal with Your Partner

It’s true, a vasectomy can be surgically reversed. In fact, the vast majority of men can successfully have their vasectomy reversed even if it has been decades since the original procedure. This is great news for couples who decide they want to have a child together naturally. However, like deciding to have a child, a vasectomy reversal is a major choice. You will need to talk with your partner, and here are some things to keep in mind during that discussion. … MORE

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The Sagging Scrotum Cure

Low hanging balls are usually caused by varicoceles. Although not life-threatening, a varicocele is a cause for concern for men and adolescents. The main reason is fertility – now or in the future – with around 17 to 21 percent of all male infertility cases due to varicocele. This makes varicocele the single most common cause of male infertility issues. In fact, about 15 to 20 percent of the male population suffers from varicocele, which can be completely asymptomatic. However, many patients may notice that their scrotum hangs low, or as they describe it, they have low hanging balls. … MORE

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Ejaculation after Vasectomy: What a Vasectomy Does & Does Not Do

When a man has undergone a vasectomy, he is sometimes said to be “shooting blanks.” But this metaphor is inaccurate. Really, the more apt statement would be that he is firing rubber bullets. It is a common misconception that a vasectomy will rob you of your ability to ejaculate altogether, but this is patently false. So what are the facts? Read on for more information on ejaculation after vasectomy and what a vasectomy actually does and does NOT do. … MORE

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Alternatives to Vasectomy Reversal

So you and your partner have decided you want to have children together. There is just one problem – you’ve had a vasectomy. Of course, you know that your vasectomy procedure has made you effectively sterile. What you may not realize is that the majority of the time, a vasectomy can be undone. A reverse vasectomy or vasectomy reversal surgery is far more complex than the original vasectomy, but an experienced urological surgeon has a good chance of restoring your fertility. … MORE

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4 Causes of Male Infertility You May or May Not Know About

Couples trying to conceive can face an uphill battle even when there are no fertility issues at play with either partner. In fact, very few couples successfully conceive on the first attempt. When there ARE female or male infertility problems present, the quest for pregnancy can become quite lengthy or even impossible without medical assistance. … MORE

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Choosing a vasectomy reversal doctor

How to Choose the Best Vasectomy Reversal Doctor

Any surgery, even the most routine procedure, should be considered from a number of standpoints. Is the operation necessary? Is there a non-surgical alternative? Do the potential benefits outweigh the risks inherent in every surgery? Is the surgeon competent? Do they have the technical skills required for a good chance of success? Does the surgeon have experience in this specific procedure? And at the end of the day, you want the best vasectomy reversal doctor possible. … MORE

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Low Hanging Balls: Not Simply a Cosmetic Problem

“Why do I have old-man sagging balls?” is a question I am asked frequently, even by young men. A scrotum that hangs low can be a source of worry and embarrassment and even keep one from participating in sports or just enjoying a day at the beach. Many men regard low hanging balls as simply a cosmetic issue and seek help from a plastic surgeon.  In reality, the sagging scrotum is usually caused by a medical problem called a varicocele. … MORE

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Needle Free, Scalpel Free Vasectomy: Post Vasectomy Pain is a Thing of the Past

A vasectomy is the most reliable method of male contraception, making the procedure invaluable to those couples who are done having children. Vasectomies are surer than female birth control pills at preventing pregnancies and are certainly much more dependable than condoms. So why do many men balk at the idea of having a vasectomy? There are several reasons, but one of the most frequently-heard is the thought of post vasectomy pain. … MORE