reversal of vasectomy is when the sperm-carrying tubes are
rejoined. While it is nearly always possible to reconnect
the tubes, the success rate of vasectomy reversal is largely
dictated by the time from the initial operation to the reversal.
If this is less than three years the chances of viable sperms
being produced is good, but after five or more years there
is a high chance that even if sperms are able to reach the
outside world they will not be mobile. Even in this case the
sperms can be used for assisted fertilisation
larger incision is required than for your initial vasectomy
in the scrotum (the bag that holds the testicles). Once the
sperm-carrying tubes are visible, the free ends are connected
using magnification and very fine stitches. I use a single
layer of interrupted 6/0 prolene stitches. In my hands, the
positive sperm count rate following vasectomy is slightly
over 70% at the time of updating this information.
will have stitches in your scrotum. These normally dissolve
after about 2 weeks.
is likely to be some bruising and this could well be uncomfortable.
Pain killing tablets will be prescribed for you to take home.
fitting underpants or a scrotal support should be worn day
and night for 2 weeks at least. This will support the scrotum
and make it more comfortable for you.
no heavy exercise for at least two weeks or so; cycling should
be avoided for a month.
can have intercourse as soon as it is comfortable for you.
A sperm count should be carried out approximately twelve weeks
after the operation.