Vasectomy Reversal & Pregnancy


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Pregnancy requires a lot of combining factors to come together in order to make a baby.  Although one of these factors is your sperm and it safely reaching the female egg, it is necessary for the female to have no problems with her ovaries or egg generation also.  A successful pregnancy is therefore dependant on a healthy female productive system as much as it is for a healthy male productive system.  If you are having problems conceiving after a vasectomy reversal then it might be a good idea to have both partners checked out.

If you have no previous children then it is possible that you may have inactive sperm or some other problem that would make conceiving problematic.  This can be checked out before you have the reversal by an examination and a blood test. 

After the initial vasectomy often men start to develop anti-sperm antibodies which react against your sperm.  This can prevent conception, making sperm less active or able to ‘swim’, or by causing the break through into the egg to be a lot more difficult.  This can be treated with steroids, otherwise an alternative form of conception might have to be adopted.  

Scar tissue within the vas deferens tube could block the way for the sperm.  This can sometimes be treated with anti-inflammatory pills, or you might need to undergo another vasectomy reversal.

Sometimes a blockage of the vas deferens tube can cause the epidiymis, (the testes), to become problematic.  This is the area where sperm is matured and if this occurs then it is likely that sperm will not be as active and not enable pregnancy. Your doctor can recommend certain vitamins or supplements that help, and generally over time this will get better.


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