Vasectomy Reversal: Benefits And Consequences

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Vasectomy reversal comes with its own risks and benefits. If you had vasectomy in the past and would like to have a child now, you could undo the process by submitting to reversal vasectomy. This change of mind is common. About 5% of men who had vasectomy would change their minds and decide to father a child and look for ways to reverse the process, which is the reversal procedure. This gives an astounding number of about 25,000 males who had undergone vasectomy submitting to the reversal every year.

There are a number of reasons that could trigger you to change your heart and decide to have a child again. Below are the usual reasons that could affect your decision

* Change in financial status
* Death of a child
* Divorce
* New partner
* Simple longing to have a child

You do not really have to worry about restoring your fertility because the vasectomy procedure could be reversed. Although the procedure is simple, this may not result to pregnancy. However, the rate of success in fathering a child for this procedure is statistically high even though there are possible complications that might occur during the procedure.

Rate of Success

The success rate for reversal vasectomy depends on a number of reasons such as
* Your age
* Time gap or duration from original vasectomy
* Accumulation of fluid
* Leak
* Development of scar tissue
* Skill of physician

Age means your age at present and your age when the vasectomy was performed. Age has a bearing on the success rate of your reversal procedure. The older or higher your age, the lesser would be your chance to father a child through natural conception.
Time gap or duration from original vasectomy means that time is a crucial factor on increasing your rate of success for conception. The longer you decide, the lesser will be your chances for success. Men who decide to undergo the reversal of vasectomy within 3 years from the original operation have at least 76% chance of restoring the health of their sperm and fertility. However, the chances of fathering a child the natural way is only about 50%. Men who decide longer than 3 years have lesser chances of success, which is only about 30%.

Accumulation of fluid means the volume of fluid that has accumulated in your clamped vas deferens tubes. The accumulation of the fluid may be cause by a leakage that could result to blockage. If there is a blockage, the semen cannot pass through the vas deferens tubes and are unable to transport the semen for entry to the urogenital opening of the woman.

Development of scar tissue means the scar tissue developed near the sutured area during vasectomy. This will also cause blockage and may hinder the transfer of the sperm from the testes to the prostate glands. It would be useless to join the severed ends of the vas deferens tubes if there is a blockage. This will not provide a good passageway for the semen and could not deliver a normal sperm flow.
The skill of the physician refers to the ability of the physician to decide about the technique that will be used during the reversal procedure and the skill of the physician to suture the ends of the tubes under a high-powered microscope. In case of blockage, the doctor needs to directly connect the vas deferens tubes to the epididymis. This technique largely depends on the extent of blockage cause by the accumulated fluid or scar tissue.
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This article was published on 2010/11/05