Q Is it possible to operate again if I’ve had a previous vasectomy reversal?
A This depends on the findings at the previous reversal operation. If epididymo-vasostomy was not performed previously or if sperm were initially present in the early sperm counts but later disappeared then there is a good chance that a second operation done using a microsurgical technique can be successful
Q When can I have sex again?
A It is recommended that you avoid sex and ejaculation for three weeks after the reversal operation. Ejaculation causes quite a strong muscular contraction of the vas and this may damage the delicate repair in the first weeks after operation.
Q How long does it take to achieve a pregnancy?
A Normal couples take an average of one year to conceive. Our records show this is a little longer after vasectomy reversal being on average fiveteen months.
Q What can be done if the operation fails?
A It is often possible to proceed to IVF treatments if a vasectomy reversal fails. This might be necessary if the sperm count is particularly low after the reversal or there are a large number of anti-sperm antibodies present in the semen ( these stop sperm swimming properly). If no sperm are present at all then sperm can be obtained from the epididymis with a needle and syringe . These sperm are then frozen until needed for an IVF treatment.