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Post-op Vasectomy Semen Analysis

Men or their partners should use other contraceptive methods until vasectomy success is confirmed by Post Vasectomy Semen Analysis.

Ejaculate a minimum of 20 times during the first 2 months after the vasectomy procedure before checking the semen analysis. Call the office to schedule a drop off time to ensure a physician is available to analyze the specimen. Record the date and time the collection took place. You may obtain a sterile cup from our office and write your full name and date of birth on the container. It is recommended that the collection takes place at home through masturbation. Do not use any artificial lubricants and do not collect sample in condom as there maybe lubricants or spermicides present. Submit the entire ejaculate. Keep specimen at body temperature, storing inside your shirt or pocket, is an effective way to maintain the proper temperature.

To evaluate sperm motility, a fresh uncentrifuged semen sample should be examined within two hours after ejaculation. Providing a fresh sample will allow us to more easily detect motile (moving) sperm. Although a vasectomy semen sample should not contain any sperm, motile sperm in small numbers could suggest an early vasectomy failure.

Clearance: 1 or 2 azoospermic semen analysis at 8 to 12 weeks.

auanet.org/education/guidelines/vasectomy.cfm

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