Questions and answers

Can a cauterized vasectomy be reversed?

Can a cauterized vasectomy be reversed?

Some men who have had a vasectomy decide they now want to grow their family—or start a new one. Vasectomy reversal (the medical term is vasovasostomy) is a procedure that can help you father children again or for the first time. This is true even if your vasectomy was done many years ago.

What is the success rate of a reversal vasectomy?

Pregnancy rates after vasectomy reversal will range from about 30% to over 90%, depending on the type of procedure.

Is a vasectomy reversal worth it?

If you had your vasectomy less than 10 years ago, success rates in your being able to produce sperm in your ejaculate again are 95% or higher after a vasectomy reversal. If your vasectomy was more than 15 years ago, the success rate is lower. Actual pregnancy rates vary widely — usually from 30 to more than 70%.

What is the vasovasostomy procedure?

Procedure Details A vasectomy reversal is called a vasovasostomy. With this procedure, a small incision is made in the scrotum to allow the surgeon to find the vas deferens and identify the blocked area or the site of the vasectomy.

Can ejaculating too soon after vasectomy reversal damage it?

Having sex too early after vasectomy reversal can be very uncomfortable and painful. There is also the potential for serious complications, such as ruptures, infections, or increased pain. It’s best for patients to wait until they are well and take things slowly.

Can vasectomy reversal cause birth defects?

The fact is that a reverse vasectomy has nothing to do with birth defects; rather, the older you and/or your partner are (especially the female), the slightly greater the chances are of a baby having birth defects.

How painful is a vasectomy reversal?

About 50 out of 100 men say the pain after the reversal is like after their vasectomy. Another 25 out of 100 say the pain is less than after the vasectomy, and 25 out of 100 say it’s greater. Pain bad enough to need medications rarely lasts longer than a few days to a week.

How long does a reversal vasectomy take?

How long does the vasectomy reversal surgery take? Vasovasostomy or epididymovasostomy usually takes approximately 2.5 – 4 hours, although it can be significantly longer in certain cases.

How long after vasectomy reversal can I masturbate?

As a result, it is advisable to wait for a few days after a vasectomy before having sex or masturbating. This delay helps a person avoid irritating tissues that are already swollen and sensitive. After a few days, it is probably safe to resume sexual activity.

How fast can you get pregnant after a vasectomy reversal?

Conceiving Is A Process Getting pregnant after a vasectomy reversal is usually a six to 12-month process. It’s important to understand that a man turns over his sperm reserve every three to four months.

How long does it take for sperm to return after vasectomy reversal?

The sperm quality should return to normal 3 to 6 months following a reversal as it takes that long for the testicles to make new sperm. However, the count and the motility may be lower after reversal due to partial blockage or scarring.

How much does reversing a vasectomy cost?

Vasectomy reversal costs can run anywhere from just $800 to more than $70,000 or more. The cost by most leading urologic experts runs from about $8000 to $15,000 with a few as high as $70,000, all for the very same procedure with the similar results.