How Long Does It Take to Conceive a Child After Vasectomy Reversal?

A vasectomy reversal is one option that allows men who have had a vasectomy to potentially get a partner pregnant. It’s important to know from the start that there are no guarantees for this procedure, even though most men who have it will have a good chance of success. If you are considering a vasectomy reversal, your first step will be to come in to see your urologist. He or she will discuss your specific needs with you, determine what type of potential options are available to you and then determine what likelihood it can be successful in.

What Is the Likelihood of Success?

After having vasectomy reversal, the next few weeks you will need to take it easy and allow your body to heal. During the first three or so weeks, you should not engage in sexual activity. After that point, you can start trying to conceive a child.

There are only two ways to know for sure that the procedure was a success. The first is that it results in pregnancy. The second is a test of sperm count. Your doctor may advise this to be done in the months after you’ve have the vasectomy reversal as the best way to understand the outcome. Most urologists will test sperm count every two to three months to determine if your sperm count is maintaining the desired level.

Sperm begins to appear in semen within several months after the vasectomy reversal occurs. Once it occurs, and maintains a steady level, the chances of pregnancy rise. Most often, sperm appears in semen two to three months after a vasovasotomy, the most common type of vasectomy. It can take as long as 15 months for it to be found after a vasoepididymostomy.

When Can You Expect Pregnancy?

Once the vasectomy reversal occurs, you can expect to maintain fertility for many years. It is possible to begin pregnant within any period after the sperm count begins to be present and the likelihood of pregnancy increases once sperm count rises.

Vasectomy reversal is a big deal and it should not be overlooked in terms of its success rate. Many men have the success they are looking for from this procedure. To find out if it can be a success for you, schedule a consultation with the best urologist in New York to learn more. Call us at 646-862-5500 to schedule.

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What is Vasectomy Reversal?

Vasectomy surgery entails cutting the vas deferens to prevent sperm from entering the ejaculate in order to produce long term sterility. (click to enlarge)

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Vasectomy reversal micro-surgery entails reconnecting the two ends of the vas deferens utilizing a surgical microscope, micro-instruments and micro-sutures in order to allow the sperm to enter the ejaculate and regain fertility after vasectomy surgery.

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