Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversal


A vasectomy is a simple micro-surgical procedure that involves blocking the tubes (vas deferens) that sperm uses to flow into the semen. This results in making a man permanently sterile. It is a procedure that should be considered thoughtfully since it does eliminate a man’s potential for reproduction. 

After the procedure, the body continues to produce sperm that are absorbed into the bloodstream. Because the body continues to produce sperm, vasectomies are considered to be reversible.

Reversal Vasectomy

A reversal vasectomy, also known as vavovasostomy, is generally considered when there has been the loss of a child, a remarriage, and a change in financial conditions or in certain situations, to treat testicular pain.

It is a micro-surgical procedure that is complicated and doesn’t always restore fertility. Like a vasectomy, it is a procedure that should be thoroughly considered before having it done.

Vasectomy reversals can be attempted even if a long time has passed since the original vasectomy was performed. However, only about one half of the procedures are successful. A discussion with your doctor is must to make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Treatment options for vasectomy and vasectomy reversal surgery are similar and include:

  • Rest
  • Pain medication
  • Antibiotics for infection

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