Vasectomy Reversal is a surgery that involves vasectomy cancellation and restoring male fertility. Vasectomy is a form of sterilization of men, which means that after their intervention they can no longer conceive children. Although it is considered a definitive measure, doctors argue that there is a possibility of reversibility of the intervention, but without guarantee that they will become fertile.
What is vasectomy?
Vasectomy is a surgery performed in men in order to prevent the removal of sperm in the sperm and the ability to conceive ever again. It is an equivalent measure of uterine ligation in women.
The intervention involves the sectioning of the two different vessels that have the role of transporting the semen from the testicles into the scrotum. Vasectomy does not affect the sexual capacity of men - they may have an erection, they may ejaculate, but the sperm is devoid of sperm that helps conception. It seems that sexual pleasure is increased following the intervention, because there is no stress of an unwanted pregnancy.
How is vasectomy reversed?
Doctors argue that reversibility of vasectomy is a much more complicated intervention than performing vasectomy itself. They claim that there are a lot of associated risks and do not guarantee the success of the man's fertility return. Vasectomy is considered a definitive sterility measure. Even though today there is a chance of vasectomy cancellation, doctors are reserved when it comes to its success.
Reversal of vasectomy involves reconnecting the deferential vessels to restart the transport of sperm and sperm into the testes and then into the ejaculated semen. If the operation is successful, it means that the man is able to leave a pregnant woman.
Vasectomy reversal can be done in 2 ways to restore man's fertility:
- vasostomy - in this procedure the sectioned ends of the tubes that carry sperm (deferens) are sewn;
- vasoepidymostomy - this procedure attaches the vas deferens directly to the epididymis (the spiral tube behind the testicles); this is a much more complicated procedure and is used only if the vasostomy fails.
What are the risks associated with vasectomy reversal?
- bleeding inside the scrotum - hematoma;
- Infections - can occur after any surgery;
- sperm granuloma - leakage of sperm into the scrotum and its "treatment" as a foreign body (antigen) by the immune system;
- chronic pain - there is the possibility of chronic pain in the testicular area;
- hydrocell - liquid-filled formations located around the testicles that can increase the volume of the scrotum.
It is important to seek medical advice if any of the following symptoms occur:
- persistent swelling of the testes;
- difficulties with urination;
- the knot at the level of the scrotum;
- persistent bleeding at the incision site.
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