Risks of a Vasectomy Reversal


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Vasectomy reversal is a common procedure and performed by trained surgeons, called Urologists. Risks are unlikely however it is important that you are aware of all possible risks so that you are making an informed decision.

Side Effects of a Reversal Vasectomy

Possible side effects of a reversal vasectomy are things that are temporary and quite common, for example, as with any general anaesthetic, you may experience a feeling of sickness and it is possible that for a few days following the surgery your testicles and general area will be bruised and swollen. You will feel some minor discomfort.

Complications of a Reversal Vasectomy

A complication is something which occurs during the operation or afterwards and has longer lasting effects. Some of the complications which could occur are the following:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding excessively
  • Long term pain
  • Bleeding internally (haematoma)
  • Bad reaction to anaesthetic
  • Developing Deep Vein Thrombosis.
  • Fluid accumulating in your scrotum
  • Damage to blood vessels
  • Remaining infertility

In order to ensure that scarring does not stop the flow of sperm after a certain period of time, it is recommended that you cryogenically freeze your sperm fairly quickly after the operation.

It is important that you do not wait if any of these side effects develop. You should have been given an emergency number should complications arise. Do not be afraid to use it, the consequences could be to your serious detriment.


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