I had a vasectomy 3 years ago. My girlfriend says she is pregnant. Could this be possible?

She does not know i had a vasectomy. What should i do?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (8)


Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

It is possible. You can obtain a semen analysis to confirm if you have sperm present in your ejaculate.

Published on Nov 09, 2019

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

It is possible. You can obtain a semen analysis to confirm if you have sperm present in your ejaculate.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Tae-Woong Im, MD

You need to get a sperm count to make sure you are sterile and vas was successful

Published on Aug 05, 2015

Answered by Tae-Woong Im, MD (View Profile)

You need to get a sperm count to make sure you are sterile and vas was successful

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Anand M. Dhanda, MD, FACS

Get your semen analysis done to be sure that the vasectomy was successful

Published on Aug 04, 2015

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Answered by Anand M. Dhanda, MD, FACS

Get your semen analysis done to be sure that the vasectomy was successful

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Michael J. Karasis, MD

I would suggest you simply get a sperm count to be sure you are unable to produce children.

Published on Aug 03, 2015

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Answered by Michael J. Karasis, MD

I would suggest you simply get a sperm count to be sure you are unable to produce children.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by George Suarez, MD, FACS, FAAP

Best to always be truthful. Particularly if she wants to have children.

Published on Aug 03, 2015

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Answered by George Suarez, MD, FACS, FAAP

Best to always be truthful. Particularly if she wants to have children.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Theodore V. Benderev, MD

Recall if you had a semen analysis after your vasectomy showing no sperm to confirm that you were sterile.
Then, contact your surgeon to have another semen analysis now to confirm that you are still sterile and that the two ends of the vas did not grow back, as they can rarely do.

Published on Aug 03, 2015

Answered by Theodore V. Benderev, MD (View Profile)

Recall if you had a semen analysis after your vasectomy showing no sperm to confirm that you were sterile.
Then, contact your surgeon to have another semen analysis now to confirm that you are still sterile and that the two ends of the vas did not grow back, as they can rarely do.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Steven K. Sterzer, MD

It certainly is possible. The rate of early or delayed vasectomy failure is about 1 in 2,000. The longest time to failure in my experience has been 16 years

Published on Aug 03, 2015

Answered by Steven K. Sterzer, MD (View Profile)

It certainly is possible. The rate of early or delayed vasectomy failure is about 1 in 2,000. The longest time to failure in my experience has been 16 years

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Stephen F. Shaban, MD

A delayed failure of a vasectomy is possible.
You need a semen analysis.

Published on Aug 03, 2015

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Answered by Stephen F. Shaban, MD

A delayed failure of a vasectomy is possible.
You need a semen analysis.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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