Vasectomy Reversal (Vasovasostomy)
A vasectomy is considered a permanent method of birth control. Vasectomy reversal (vasovasostomy) reconnects the tubes (
Vasectomy reversal is usually an outpatient procedure (without an overnight stay in the hospital).
The chances of vasectomy reversal success depend on how much time has passed between the vasectomy and the reversal. Over time, additional blockages can form, and some men develop
The surgery is more complicated and takes more time when blockage between
What To Expect After Surgery
Vasectomy reversal usually takes from 2 to 4 hours, followed by a few more hours for recovery from the anesthetic. You can expect to go home the same day.
Pain may be mild to moderate. You should be able to resume normal activities, including sex, within 3 weeks.
Why It Is Done
Vasectomy reversal is done when you have had a vasectomy and now want to be fertile.
How Well It Works
Chances of a successful vasectomy reversal decline over time. Reversals are more successful during the first 10 years after vasectomy.
In general, vasectomy reversal:
Risks of vasectomy reversal include:
What To Think About
Before a vasectomy reversal is done, your doctor will want to confirm that you were fertile before your vasectomy.
You can have tests to see whether you have sperm antibodies in your semen before and after vasectomy reversal. If there are sperm antibodies in your semen after surgery, your partner is unlikely to become pregnant. In such a case, you may wish to try
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