There are many reasons why men decide to undergo a vasectomy procedure. Yet there may come a time when an individual has a change of heart and wishes to again be able to conceive. When a reversal procedure becomes a real consideration, many individuals want solid, dependable information in order to make the best decision. In the following article, we will discuss the most popular myths, their origin, and separate the facts from fiction about vasectomy reversals.
Most Common Vasectomy Reversal Myths
- I am too old to have my vasectomy reversed: This is a popular misconception, a vasectomy reversal can be preformed at any age. If you are deemed healthy enough for surgery using general anesthetic, you can have your vasectomy reversed. Healing and conception times may vary after reversal due to physical health. To date, Mr. Duncan Harriss’s oldest patient to undergo vasectomy reversal was 65.
- I had my vasectomy over ten years ago, it probably can’t be reversed: This is a completely untrue statement. Mr. Harriss has performed vasovasectomies for patients who underwent original vasectomy surgery over 35 years previous. Mr. Harriss’s microscope technique is minimally invasive and has a success rate of 94% for those who had a vasectomy 14 years ago. The success rate of conception after a 15 year reversal was approximately 49%.
- Vasovasectomy can’t work due to the introduction of anti-sperm anti-bodies: Another blatant untruth. The anti-bodies men develop after a vasectomy are caused by sperm leakage into the body from incisions. These anti-bodies are present in the blood, not the sperm. This means these anti-bodies will not effect sperm count after reversal; therefore, the anti-bodies in the blood do not effect the vasectomy reversal or conception success rate thereafter.
For more information about vasectomy reversal, contact the compassionate and knowledgeable staff at Mr. Duncan Harriss’s Your Vasectomy Reversal Clinic. Our team is there to answer any questions you may have about vasectomy reversal, recovery, and conception success rates.