How can you get cleared faster for unprotected sex after a vasectomy?
November 1, 2008 2:25 PM Subscribe
I have some post-vasectomy questions.
posted by otherwordlyglow to Health & Fitness (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We've thought of a lot of questions since my husband got a vasectomy about 6 weeks ago. We'd ask the doc but he has no plans to see him again.
He had his first post-procedure sampling Friday and the result was that he's not clear yet (there's still residual sperm in his semen) and will get tested again in a month. Is there anything to do to hasten the clearing of the sperm from his system? Should he be masturbating a lot in order to clean the pipes out? If you've gone through this, how long did it take you to get the "all clear"?
From what I gather, now that the procedure if done, even though the sperm is still being produced, it doesn't make it into the semen, right? But where does the sperm go? I've heard that it gets "reabsorbed", but what does that mean? Is there sperm free-floating in his body (I'm guessing not but am still wondering where it goes)? How long does sperm "live" inside his body before it dies or is reabsorbed?