A vasectomy is a form of male sterilization that prevents sperm from the testes from reaching the semen which is ejaculated. To do this, a surgical procedure is performed to cut or block the tubes (vans deferens) that carry the sperm from the testes to the penis. Usually, a vasectomy is considered a permanent procedure, however, it is possible to have it reversed if you change your mind about becoming a father in the future. Read on to learn more about who is eligible for a vasectomy reversal.
You Want to Father a Child:
Whether you’ve decided that your family has got room for one more or have changed your mind regarding parenthood, there are many personal reasons for deciding to undergo a vasectomy reversal. In most cases, men who undergo this procedure do so because they want to become fertile again.
Health Problems Caused by the Vasectomy:
In some cases, your vasectomy procedure may have left you with health problems, pain, or discomfort. Although most men are able to return to normal within a few weeks of the surgery, some will continue to experience adverse side effects long after the average recovery period is up. If you have symptoms such as pain in your groin, bruising, swelling, or pain during sexual intercourse, you should consult with your doctor immediately. It may also be wise to get a second opinion from an experienced urologist.
What You Need for a Successful Vasectomy:
Whilst the option is available, it’s not always possible for every man to successfully reverse a vasectomy procedure. There are several factors that can affect your success rate, including the amount of time passed since the vasectomy, the amount of healthy vans deferens remaining after the procedure, and the presence of sperm. In some cases, men who have had a vasectomy may experience a ‘blow out’, which occurs when the epididymis tube ruptures due to fluid build-up in the tubes below the vasectomy. Alternative options may be available for you if this is the case.
Statistically, 95% percent of men who have had a vasectomy will be able to have the procedure successfully reversed. Whether you’ve changed your mind about fathering a child or are experiencing problems related to your vasectomy, we can help you decide if the reversal procedure is the best choice for you.
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