Vasectomy reversal surgery is done to undo the previous vasectomy. It involves reconnecting the vas deferens (tubes) that are responsible for transporting sperms from the testicles to semens that gets ejaculated from the penis and you are again able to impregnate your partner. The success of vasectomy reversal is dependent upon how much time has passed since you’ve had the last vasectomy, the type of surgery it was and your surgeon’s experience performing the reversal surgery as over a period of time additional blockages may build up and a few men may even develop antibodies against their sperms. The vasectomy reversal surgery can be performed in two ways when:• A vas deferen is connected to the epididymis • A vas deferen is directly connected to another vas deferen
• Loss of a child• Improved standard of living• To cure testicular pain that may be connected vasectomy
• Your doctor may ask you to stop taking blood thinning medication, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, etc. 1-2 week before the vasectomy reversal.• After the surgery, there will be a need to sustain the bandages in place and support your scrotum, so carry tight fitted athletic sport wear with you.• Ask someone to accompany you to take you home after the surgery as you will take some time to recover completely from the anesthesia injected in your body during the surgery. Besides, you need to provide the doctor with your complete details, such as whether you have any concerns related to your health that could complicate the surgery or if your partner is capable to conceive. Your doctor may also conduct some tests to confirm that you’re producing healthy sperms.
You will be given anesthetics to induce you to sleep. Since vasectomy reversal is more difficult than vasectomy it my taken longer time, i.e. nearly 3-4 hours. During the surgery, the doctor will put a minor incision on the underside of your scrotum to access the vas deferens that carry sperm. He/she will then cut the vas to observe the fluid inside and when sperms are found in the fluid, the tip of the vas deferens will be rejoined to ensure the passageway for sperms once again. In case, the fluid is pasty or thick or it contains partial or no sperm then the possibility is that the scar tissue may be blocking the sperm flow. In such case, your doctor may’ve to perform vasoepididymostomy (the first surgery method mentioned above).
• Apply icepack periodically on your scrotum to reduce inflammation • Wear an athletic supporter for a few weeks except when taking shower• Don’t indulge in any hard physical labor or sexual intercourse till the time your doctor asks you
Risk And Complications
• Chronic pain • Infection at the surgery place• Bleeding in the scrotum which may lead to painful swelling