If you have had a vasectomy and have changed your mind about having children, the good news is that 95% of men who have had this procedure are eligible for a successful reversal. However, in some cases, a vasectomy reversal may not always be successful the first time around, for various reasons. It could be that you do not have enough healthy vans deferens for it to be re-joined. Sperm count may also be an issue, or it could simply be down to an unskilled physician. So, if you’ve had no luck the first time around, you might be considering trying again. Is it worth trying to get a vasectomy reversed multiple times?
Factors to Consider:
A healthy and successful vasectomy reversal procedure depends on a number of factors, the main three being sperm count, sufficient healthy vans deferens remaining, and the skill of the surgeon. However, other factors may also affect the reversal process, particularly the length of time between the vasectomy and the reversal procedures. However, a second attempt may still be worth it if there has been a long period of time since the vasectomy was performed. You may wish to speak to a microsurgeon about your options.
Before attempting a second vasectomy reversal procedure, you will need to undergo a range of tests to ensure that you are a suitable candidate. For example, tests will be made on seminal fluids to ensure the presence of healthy sperm, and the vans deferens may be further tested for scar tissue. Note that scar tissue from the previous procedure can be a common factor in unsuccessful vasectomy reversal procedures. You may need to consult with a surgeon who specializes in trickier cases.
More Complex Procedures:
You should be prepared for further unsuccessful attempts at reversing your vasectomy. If the regular procedure is not successful for you, you may wish to consider alternative options. A vasoepididymostomy is often an effective approach in cases where vasectomy reversal has been unsuccessful. This is a more complex procedure which usually requires a specialist. Other options that you may wish to consider include In vitro Fertilization (IVF), donor sperm, or adoption.
Most vasectomy reversal procedures are successful, but a small percentage will fail. If you are considering a second or third attempt at reversing your vasectomy, get in touch today to book your consultation with the best vasectomy reversal doctor in New York City.
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