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Can a Vasectomy Reverse Itself?

Vasectomy is a permanent, safe and highly effective method of birth control. Most men considering a vasectomy have decided they’ve either completed their family or don’t want to have children all together, and that a vasectomy will help them avoid an unexpected surprise down the road. However, post-vasectomy some men experience a life-changing event and decide that a vasectomy reversal may be the answer. But not only is a vasectomy reversal procedure a possibility, but what few men don’t know is that their vasectomy could naturally “reverse itself” without undergoing a surgical procedure, allowing for pregnancy to occur. … MORE

Vasectomy reversal vs. IVF

Vasectomy Reversal vs IVF

This won’t sound like a message of hope at first, but bear with me: we all have regrets. Fortunately, if you’ve changed your mind about fathering children even after you’ve had a vasectomy, you and your partner have options, including a vasectomy reversal and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization).

Note that vasectomies should be considered a permanent procedure and thought about with careful consideration. But they are reversible. In fact, approximately three to six percent of men later seek a vasectomy reversal. … MORE

Erectile dysfunction causes in young adults

Seven Causes of Erectile Dysfunction in Your 20s

At one time or another, just about every guy will lose his erection at an inopportune time. And while the immediate reaction may be disappointment and concern, it’s not so surprising when you stop and think about all the factors involved in an erection – blood flow, muscle reaction, friction, chemistry, nerve impulses and more. However, for an otherwise healthy man in his 20s, there are few bodily issues that are more troublesome than erectile dysfunction, which is typically defined as the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex.

The good news is that the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction can usually be identified, and then with treatment, go away. To get at the root of the cause, I talk with young men about the following scenarios that can impact one’s mojo:

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Learn what happens to sperm after a vasectomy

What Happens to Sperm After a Vasectomy?

Vasectomy is one of the most common, effective and convenient methods for birth control around the world. While most patients know that a vasectomy causes sterility by blocking the flow of sperm, what surprises many of my patients is that the procedure doesn’t stop you from producing sperm. This means you’ll continue to make sperm after your vasectomy— it just doesn’t leave your body.

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Questions to ask yourself before scheduling a vasectomy

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Scheduling a Vasectomy

If you’re considering a vasectomy, you probably already know the basics: it’s a surgery that prevents you from being able to father children. Vasectomy is highly effective (after a few months to clear the sperm from your system) and it’s considered permanent, although it is reversible in most cases.

But having a vasectomy is not always an easy decision. Here are some questions that I suggest my patients consider before scheduling the surgery. … MORE

The link between diabetes and erectile dysfunction

Are Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction Linked?

Two very common disorders

Back in 2015, the American Diabetes Association reported that nearly 10% of the U.S. population had diabetes, which is a condition that occurs when your blood sugar is too high. Perhaps even more alarming was the statistic that more than 25% of the U.S. population had prediabetes, which is when your blood sugar is high but not high enough to qualify as diabetes.

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Vasectomy reversal procedure types

What Type of Vasectomy Reversal Procedure is Right for You?

Vasectomy reversal: reviewing the basics

If you’re considering a vasectomy reversal, then you probably already know that in this kind of surgery, a surgeon reverses a vasectomy by reconnecting your vas deferens. The vas deferens are tubes that allow your sperm to get from your testicles to your penis for ejaculation. These two tubes are cut during a vasectomy and reconnected during a vasectomy reversal. After the vas deferens are reconnected, if there’s no blockage or any other complication, you should be able to ejaculate sperm again.

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Freezing sperm in a lab

When Freezing Sperm is a Good Idea

Fathering kids late in life

Men often think that it’s possible for them to father a child at any age. They’re not wrong: A quick look online finds the story of a guy named James Smith who, back in 1951, fathered twin daughters at the very ripe old age of 102. More recent — and more famous — late-in-life fathers include Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger and Steve Martin, all of whom fathered children after turning 65. … MORE

Variocele recurrence and causes in men

What Causes Varicocele Recurrence in Men?

If you have a varicocele or if you’ve had one in the past, you probably won’t be happy to learn that they can reappear after treatment. But recurrence is one of the most common complications associated with varicocele repair.

Varicocele basics: a quick review

As a quick review, veins carry blood from the testicles back to the heart. These veins have valves that keep the blood from flowing backward. If any of these valves fail, some of the blood flows in reverse. This causes the veins to swell. These swollen veins are called varicoceles, and they occur for about 15% to 20% of all men. … MORE

The Keto diet and men's health

Is the Ketogenic Diet Safe for Men’s Sexual Health?

Just a few months ago, People magazine highlighted 16 celebrities who have tried the ketogenic diet, a “high-fat, low-carb diet that’s taking Hollywood by storm.” The list included a few men, including Mark Consuelos, Al Roker and Tim Tebow.

While most of the celebrities on the list praised the diet, some people have even claimed that the ketogenic diet boosted their sex drive, the diet’s benefits have been debated for many years. Some experts have even called the ketogenic diet harmful to overall health: The ketogenic diet was named as the “worst fad diet” in an annual US News and World Report list. … MORE