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How Can You Reverse a Vasectomy?

by Alivia Nyhan
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Vasectomy is a surgical treatment performed on men as a contraceptive measure. Sperm is produced in the testicles, from there it passes through the vas deferens to be able to mix with other seminal fluids with which it forms semen. The goal of a vasectomy is to prevent sperm from reaching the seminal fluid through cuts in the tubes that lead to it.

There are many reasons that can lead you to the decision not to want children, that is why more and more men are deciding to have a vasectomy. However, as time goes by, some think about that decision and wonder if the vasectomy is reversible . Next in FastlyHealwe will explain it to you.

Is vasectomy reversible?

When this operation began, and for a few years after, a vasectomy was an irreversible procedure . That is, once you had a vasectomy, you could no longer have children. However, the fact that more and more men are asking for their fertility to be restored has prompted a change in the way of vasectomy operation and currently the techniques used make vasectomy reversible .

If you are thinking about whether to have a vasectomy or not, you should know that the operations that are practiced today are reversible, and at any moment could restore your fertility, although you could study other male contraceptive methods . In case you have already done it and you have rethought about having children, we cannot give you a clear answer, because depending on some factors you may or may not regain your fertility.

Factors to take into account

Later on we will explain what the operation to restore fertility after vasectomy consists of, but first we must explain that it is not 100% effective in all cases. There are some factors to take into account that will determine the chances of success of the procedure:

  • Much of the options for having children again depend on the technique they will use to perform your vasectomy. Vasectomies practiced today, with new microsurgery techniques, achieve a success rate of over 90%.
  • The longer you do the vasectomy, the worse the results are. If it has been more than 15 years since the vasectomy, the chances of presenting sperm in the ejaculations drops to 60-70%.
  • Regardless of the results or not, this is not the only option you have to have biological children. Sperm can be removed and frozen from the testicle so that you can fertilize an egg in vitro .
  • Surely one of the most determining factors to be able to regain fertility is the experience and ability of the surgeon who operates on you.

What is a vasectomy reversal?

The technique to reverse a vasectomy is called a vasovasostomy , which consists of re- splicing the ends of the vas deferens cut during the vasectomy, allowing sperm to pass through and join the semen, making spontaneous pregnancies possible again.

Vasovasostomy can be performed both in those men who were vasectomized and now want to have children again and in those men who after undergoing a vasectomy have suffered spermatic granuloma.

Vasovasostomy is a complex technique that requires great precision, which is why it has much better results when using the operating microscope than when it is done without. In fact, as we have mentioned before, re-splicing the vas deferens requires a lot of skill, so the surgeon’s hand is the main factor for the success of the operation.

This article is merely informative, at FastlyHeal .com we do not have the power to prescribe medical treatments or make any type of diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor in the case of presenting any type of condition or discomfort.

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