Is it possible to father a child 22 years after a vasectomy?

I had a vasectomy 22 years ago. My girlfriend recently told me she is pregnant and I am the father. I've already scheduled a semen analysis. Procedure notes indicate a section of vas removed, tied, stapled and burned. I had no problems with my ex-wife. Girlfriend states that on vacation she became pregnant with my child. Odds seem very remote. If the semen analysis comes back with a sperm count of ZERO, does this still mean I could possibly be the father?

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Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

You are doing the appropriate thing. The semen analysis will confirm the presence or absence of sperm. If it is zero, then you cannot achieve pregnancy.

Published on Jan 01, 2019

Answered by John C. McHugh, MD (View Profile)

You are doing the appropriate thing. The semen analysis will confirm the presence or absence of sperm. If it is zero, then you cannot achieve pregnancy.

Published on Jan 01, 2019


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