Many men decide to get a vasectomy when they are young due to being unable to afford the cost of having a child or simply because they prefer to avoid the situation until later in life. However, this leaves many men (and their female partners) asking the question, “can a vasectomy be reversed?” A vasectomy can indeed by reversed. By learning about aspects of the reversal process such as its success rate, cost and the procedure itself, deciding if a vasectomy reversal is right for your personal situation should be possible in no time at all.
A Vasectomy Reversal is Often More Effective Sooner Than Later
It is important to realize that a vasectomy reversal is much more complicated than a typical vasectomy. After a vasectomy, the body’s immune system will begin to “forget” what the male sperm cell looks like, since it has been segregated from the rest of the body. In some cases after a long period of time, a vasectomy reversal has resulted in the immune system killing the reconnected sperm cells, as a result preventing conception. According to HowStuffWorks, “If a man opts for a vasovasostomy up to seven years after a vasectomy, there’s a 98 percent chance that his vas deferens will be successfully reopened. 8 – 14 years after a vasectomy will have a 94% chance, 15 – 20 years after will have a 84% chance and someone who waits 21 – 30 years to reverse a vasectomy has a 50 percent chance of rebuilding his vas deferens .” Basically, the sooner a vasectomy is reversed, the higher the chances are of regaining fertility.
When a vasectomy is reversed, the surgeon must reconnect the tubes which have been tied. Oftentimes, a blockage is formed over time, which must also be cleared. Such a procedure will often take longer and require a longer period of recovery.
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