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Husband had vasectomy 13 years ago, i just had miscarriage.

By July 9, 2012 - 8:21am
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13 years ago my husband had a vasectomy, we have never had any scares or any problems, I realized on the last day of the month of June that I hadnt had my period for that month, not a big deal, my periods are not regular, I have had 2 thyroid surgeries and they are constantly changing my hormone meds to try to adjust them to the right strength. So anyway, on the 1st of July I started spotting and thought ok finally going to start, just continued to spot not really much of anything for the first few days, on the morning of the 5th, i woke up and was in the store, upon leaving the store i told my youngest daughter that i was hurting really bad, we needed to hurry cause i was getting sick, we got home, i ran to bathroom in horrible pain, thought i was going to be sick, the pain was almost unbearable, my daughter brought me a cold cloth and after a few minutes the pain started easing up a little and i strained to use the bathroom and felt what i thought was a blood clot pass, and i told my husband ok i feel a little better now. When i went to clean up i noticed on the toilet paper was a small marble shape clear thing, it had something inside it, i showed it to my husband and we joked about me having been pregnant, i was like yeah ok whatever. About 5 minutes later after I got up and left the bathroom i was walking to the kitchen and stopped because i felt myself pass another "clot" i ran back to bathroom and this time the "clot" was bigger and gray in color and very solid. We have 2 daughters, my husband had the vasectomy after our youngest was born, i had 3 miscarriages before carrying our oldest, so I am no stranger to miscarriages, but it is so hard to believe that after all these years i could have been pregnant. That evening I did take a pregnancy test and tested positive, I am 37 and am faithful to my husband, and I have spoken to a nurse but have not been seen. I have even researched the cancer possiblity, I am just lost and confused. Should my husband see his doctor and tell them what happened? Should I be seen? I just dont know what to do or where to turn. Any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

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Hi Candy75,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Sorry to hear this.  Even though, a vasectomy is considered a permanent form of birth control to make a man unable to father a child. It is a surgical procedure in which the tube that carries the sperm from the testes to the urethra is cut or sealed off to prevent sperm from being released during ejaculation.  Researchers say that a study shows that like other birth control methods, vasectomies are not always 100% effective.  It's important for you and your husband to be seen by a doctor and explain all your symptoms. 



July 9, 2012 - 11:32am
(reply to Anonymous)

Thank you so much for your quick response. I will take your suggestion and talk to our doctor and explain everything to them. I came upon this site this morning, and am so very glad I did. Thank you again!

July 9, 2012 - 11:47am
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