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Pregnancy after vasectomy

By August 3, 2016 - 12:46am
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I have a concern, husband had a vasectomy done a year ago, I have 2 daughters. Currently I am 14 days late on my period. I've done 4 pregnancy tests all were negative. I'm thinking it's just stress. Is there a chance I can be pregnant? I know it's a very slim chance but should I just wait it out?

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Hello Chacas4,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to our community with your concern.

If you tested properly, that is once your period was late by one week, and in the morning using the first urine when you woke up and used the bathroom, you can accept the negative pregnancy test results.

The menstrual cycle is regulated by a precise balance of hormones. An upset in this balance can cause irregularities, such as a late or missed period. Pregnancy, perimenopause and periods of prolonged stress are just three examples.

During vasectomy, a health care provider closes or blocks the tubes that carry sperm. When the tubes are closed, sperm cannot leave a man's body and cause pregnancy.

Each tube is blocked. In most procedures, a small section of each tube is removed. Tubes may be tied off or blocked with surgical clips. Or, they may be closed using an instrument with an electrical current.

Very rarely, tubes grow back together again and pregnancy may occur. This happens in about 1 out of 1,000 cases.

Chacas4, with all that said, you can either wait another week, or speak with your gynecologist.

Let us know what happens,

August 3, 2016 - 8:15am
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