Vasectomy: Reversal Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, even after a vasectomy the body continues to produce sperm; however, following vasectomy, sperm are blocked from leaving the testicles. Learn more about vasectomy>>
Patients will experience mild pain and some swelling of the scrotum following vasectomy reversal. Pain medications will be prescribed for use, as needed.
In general, about 85-95% of men who undergo a vasectomy reversal have return of sperm after the procedure. The chance of spontaneous pregnancy; however, is lower. Learn more about our vasectomy reversal success rate>>
Six to eight weeks following surgery, you will return to Advanced Urology for a sperm count.
Three to four weeks following surgery, most men can return to regular sexual activity.
Yes. Approximately 15% of successful vasectomy reversals can close up due to delayed scarring. We recommend freezing sperm after a successful reversal has been confirmed.
Yes; however, the chances of success are lower due to scarring from multiple surgeries. Men who have had unsuccessful vasectomy reversals may need to consider In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and sperm harvesting.
Yes. If you and your partner are considering In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in case of a failed reversal, it is a good idea to arrange for sperm harvesting at the time of the reversal. Please note, harvesting needs to be arranged at the time of surgery scheduling and there are additional costs involved.
Sperm harvested during a vasectomy reversal can only be used for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), not intrauterine insemination (IUI).