Test to Check if Vasectomy has Worked

Patient : I had a vasectomy roughly 2 years ago. I didn't finish the final step by going back in to have my sperm count tested. I waited awhile before I had sex again with my wife at the time. She didn't get pregnant at all. Since then I have split from my wife and have had sex once, I am a "worry wart" kind of person. Is there a reason for me to worry?
Doctor :   The incidence of vasectomy failure is estimated between .5% and 1% and varies with the skill and experience of the docto r and with the approach used to block the tubes. It is for this reason that testing semen samples is essential. If you are concerned about failure of the procedure, there are several home test kits available to confirm whether vasectomy has worked. You may need to ask your local pharmacist, take care.

Related Q&A

Q: The end of the shaft of my penis is wrinkled when flaccid and when I get an erection it takes several minutes to expa...

Q: Hi I recently had quite vigorous sex with my partner. I noticed afterwards a small tear under my foreskin on the shaf...

Q: I had a small amount of blood in some discharge yesterday evening and I had intercourse with my boyfriend this evenin...

Q: Hey, so me and my girlfriend were about to have sex and and 45 minutes before I had a erections like 6 in row within ...

Q: I am 34 weeks pregnant and have grade 4 placenta previa, I have already had one heavy bleed and a hospital stay, I am...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon