You are considering the benefit of having a vasectomy reversal. If it works, it could mean that you are able to have a child. For many men, this can create a whole new path in life and it can be exciting. However, like any other sensitive procedure, it is a risk. Do you want to go through with this? What can you expect after it is over? For many men, it is these questions that give them the confidence to move forward with the procedure. One of the most common questions asked is whether or not the recovery from a vasectomy reversal is long.
What Are the Likely Outcomes of Vasectomy Reversal?
When you talk with your urologist as well as with your surgeon after the procedure, one of the key factors to discuss is the expectations of the procedure. First, your doctor is likely to tell you that between 55 and 90 percent of the time it is successful. Whether or not it leads to pregnancy is further determined asked on a variety of other factors.
In terms of healing, most of the time, the healing and recovery process is rather quickly. It is also fairly easy without a great deal of pain and discomfort. For most men, the pain that occurs after surgery is often easily controlled with over the counter pain medications. In about 50 percent of the cases, the pain is much like the pain you had after your vasectomy. Some men, about 25 percent of them, feel that the reversal procedure is less painful while the other 25 percent believe it is more painful. In most cases, it is rare that men will need pain medications more than a few days to a week.
Also keep in mind that:
- You are able to return to your normal routine and light work within about a week.
- You shouldn’t have sex for two to three weeks.
- If your job is taxing on your body, it may take longer to return to work.
- You should likely wear a jockstrap for about two to three weeks after the procedure.
- Most men will see results within four months to a year, though rates of success vary.
If you are considering a vasectomy reversal, choose a doctor you can trust. Call our offices at 646-862-5500 and meet with the best urologist in New York today.