I had a vasectomy 4 weeks ago. I have ejaculated 32 times since then. Would it be reasonable to go in for the sperm count test?

Operation performed by Urologist. Vas was partially resected, both ends tied, clipped, and cauterized. It has been one month since the surgery, I have ejaculated 32 times. Would a semen analysis at this point be reasonable to do? If yes, what is the timeframe I must wait between my last ejaculation and the one I will provide for analysis?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (3)


Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

Most urologists recommend thirty ejaculations to allow for clearing of the sperm so yes this is a good time to submit the sample. Most urologists like to see two negative specimens and the time frame between the two don't matter, although for practical reasons most patients wait a week or so to have another tested.

Published on Dec 11, 2017

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

Most urologists recommend thirty ejaculations to allow for clearing of the sperm so yes this is a good time to submit the sample. Most urologists like to see two negative specimens and the time frame between the two don't matter, although for practical reasons most patients wait a week or so to have another tested.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Steven K. Sterzer, MD

If you are not sterile after 32 ejaculations post-vasectomy, then the procedure failed. Have the semen specimen checked any time you're ready!

Published on Sep 15, 2016

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

If you are not sterile after 32 ejaculations post-vasectomy, then the procedure failed. Have the semen specimen checked any time you're ready!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Jeannette M. Potts, MD

Even if you have "cleared" all the sperm and could appear to have had successful vasectomy, you are still healing and are still at risk for recanalization; therefore, the semen analysis will be more reliable at the later date recommended by your doctor, when healing is completed.

Published on Sep 14, 2016

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Answered by Jeannette M. Potts, MD

Even if you have "cleared" all the sperm and could appear to have had successful vasectomy, you are still healing and are still at risk for recanalization; therefore, the semen analysis will be more reliable at the later date recommended by your doctor, when healing is completed.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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