Vasectomy reversal is the first step towards pregnancy, however there are factors to consider after the vasectomy reversal has successfully been completed. Data is showing that men in the US are becoming less fertile as a population over time. It is important to evaluate why, and external factors that can impact semen parameters should be assessed. A recent study published raised questions on whether Ibuprofen effects fertility potential and testicular function. Dr. Kavoussi states, “the study evaluated a number of factors but did not actually assess the impact of Ibuprofen on semen analysis parameters, which was what we thought was most important to know to help counsel patients trying to conceive following vasectomy reversal, especially considering how commonly Ibuprofen is taken by men during their fertility years”. Dr. Kavoussi’s study published in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics answered this very question and found no significant effect of Ibuprofen on men’s semen analysis parameters.
Use this link to read the full study… https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10815-018-1330-2