What is Vasectomy Reversal?
Vasectomy reversal is a surgical operation to undo a vasectomy. The surgery itself is to reconnect the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles into the semen. The microsurgical techniques are employed in this procedure. A successful vasectomy reversal will allow the presence of sperm again and possibly the ability to impregnate your partner.
Am I the right Candidate?
Vasectomy reversal may not also be successful for every man. For most men the vasectomy reversal works, but for some men it does not. The longer it has been since the original vasectomy, the less likely the procedure of reversing will be effective. The evolution of microsurgical techniques have helped the success rates in recent years.
How is Vasectomy reversal performed?
Surgeons may attempt a vasectomy reversal even if the original vasectomy was several years before attempting to reverse it. There are a variety of reasons a man would opt to have the reversal of a vasectomy. The main reasons for reversal after undergoing the vasectomy, including remarriage, loss of a child, and even improved financial ability to raise a child. Most men will have a vasectomy reversed due to testicular pain that may have been caused by the original vasectomy. Vasectomy reversal rarely has serious complications, but there is a list of risk factors to be aware of. Including but not limited to, infection of the surgery site, chronic pain, and fluid buildup and bleeding within the scrotum.
Consult your doctor if you experience the following signs or symptoms after a vasectomy reversal occur. Swelling that won’t go away or potentially worsens, lump in the scrotum, difficulty urinating, bleeding from an incision that persists and fever. Doctors perform this procedure generally on an outpatient basis, without an overnight stay. Local or general anesthetics may be used to put you to sleep or help you feel no pain while keeping you awake.