Once the semen analysis shows optimal sperm count and motility, we typically give couples six months to get pregnant with timed intercourse; that is, monitoring ovulation, having intercourse every other day, four to five days before through about four to five days after ovulation. If a man has a normal sperm count and the couple is having timed intercourse for six months, pregnancy should occur. If a couple has not conceived within this time, we make sure the sperm counts are still normal and then we will evaluate the female partner for fertility issues.
Perez made it clear that it was a completely pain-free procedure, and that he was happy with the results, going as far to say that he would like to have it done again, when the effects of this round eventually wear off. "My doctor was a little more conservative in what he gave me," he said. "Next time I'd ask him to be a little more aggressive because I liked the results." It took him a week or so to see any difference, but admitted that, yes, he looked bigger, and said if there was anything he'd warn people about, it's that for a few days after the surgery, his ball sack felt heavier than usual, but nothing too bad.