Vasectomy Reversal and Pregnancy

Are you familiar with the term vasectomy? It is a surgical contraceptive process in man which involves the removal of all or part of the vas deferens thus preventing the ejaculation of sperms during orgasm. So your partner had this process performed but now both of you have decided to become parents yet again.

Now you may ask if pregnancy is a possibility after vasectomy. In other words, is it possible to reverse vasectomy so that you and your partner can become parents of a newborn?

A vasectomy reversal is always possible, though it is altogether another matter whether you can get pregnant after your partner has gone through the reversal process. But don’t lose heart. Your chances of getting pregnant after vasectomy reversal of your partner are quite high.

Before the reversal process is performed, the doctor may want to establish how healthy your partner’s sperms are. To do so, fluid from your partner’s testicular end of the vas deferens is removed.

The fluid is then tested to examine the health of the sperms based on several criteria including color, motility, and count. If the doctor is satisfied with the health of the sperms, he may then give the green signal for vasectomy reversal. If not, he may suggest alternative methods to get pregnant such as artificial insemination and IVF.

If at all your partner is recommended to undergo vasectomy reversal, the reversal process itself is quite simple and easy to perform and takes little time to complete. It is as easy as rejoining the severed ends of the vas deferens. When the ends are reconnected, the sperm is allowed to flow toward the fluid which is ejaculated during orgasm.

But you have to note that getting pregnant immediately after vasectomy reversal is not possible. It takes time and may take up to eight months. This is because your partner’s sperms may take time to return their healthy state. Instant production of healthy sperms is not possible.

So have patience, take time and eventually you may be able to get conceived. If you cannot get pregnant after a period of time, it is suggestive of the fact that your partner’s sperms are not healthy enough still. But such cases are not so common.