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Vasectomy Reversal: Undo the Male Birth Control

Updated: Jul 20, 2023

After a point of time there are many couples who do not want to take the chance of pregnancy and opt for vasectomy. Although there are some men who regret this decision due to varied reasons. However, Vasectomy reversal can help you in not regretting this life decision. Let’s get to know more about vasectomy reversal below.

You might have thought that you won’t be needing any more children in your life. Or perhaps you made a decision of not having kids ever and have gotten a vasectomy. However, things often change when life takes a turn. The reasons vary and it’s nobody’s business to judge on those decisions.

Although, a lot of men go through such situations when they feel that getting a vasectomy was a wrong decision. And we have the solution: Vasectomy reversal. This surgery allows your sperm to pass through the semen as well as impregnate your partner. Let’s get to know more about vasectomy reversal.

Reasons for Vasectomy Reversal

While at first you might have believed that a vasectomy is the best option for you, however, later you might have realised that you need to undo it. There can be various reasons for a vasectomy reversal. Some of them can be:

  1. You might have changed your decision about not having children or not having more children.

  2. You might have remarried and want to start a new family.

  3. Although you don’t plan on having kids, you might feel comfortable knowing that you are capable of having children.

  4. You might be having testicular pain and want to be relieved of it.

Vasectomy Reversal surgery can be your way out of vasectomy.

Effectiveness of Vasectomy Reversal

Once you are done with the procedure of vasectomy reversal, the sperm starts appearing in your semen after a few months. However, *the chances of getting your partner pregnant after a vasectomy reversal are only 30% to 70%. Apart from that, if you are getting a vasectomy reversal after more than 10 years, the chances of impregnating your partner is much lower. There are other factors as well that may affect your ability to have kids, such as:

  1. Your age.

  2. Your partner’s age.

  3. Your fertility.

  4. Your partner’s fertility.

  5. Sperm blockage.


Once the surgery is over, your Urologist will provide you an ice pack or a cold compress to keep your scrotum from swelling. You will also be asked to wear tight underwear for some time to keep your scrotum from moving around too much so that the incision doesn’t open back up. You will be discharged from the hospital after a few hours from the surgery. Apart from that, you will have to follow a few steps to take care of the area where the surgery was performed, such as:

  1. Take a few days off from work and limit your physical activities to allow yourself to heal.

  2. Do not let the incision area get wet for a few days after the surgery.

  3. Don’t indulge in any physical activity that could strain the area around your scrotum, such as biking or jogging.

  4. Do not engage in sex for a few weeks after the surgery.


If you are opting for a vasectomy reversal less than 10 years after a vasectomy, there is a high chance that it would be successful. Once you have decided to go for it, you must talk to your doctor to make sure that everything goes smoothly. However, there can be chances that you might not be able to impregnate your partner even after the reversal.


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