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    Default Vasectomy reversal

    My partner has had a vasectomy and is looking at having it reversed, we would like to have a child together... I am just wondering what the success rate is... He had it done about 2 years ago...

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    I think the success rate for you should be fairly high as the vasectomy was fairly recent. From my research, it seems the longer the time since the op the less success. It also depends on whether your DH has developed sperm antibodies etc. I suggest get a referral to a urologist and they will be able to give you all the info.

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    Hi there
    we considered the reversal but was told it may not work for us because of the "great" job the guy did on my DH the first time. SO we decided on ivf and are now almost 5 wks pregnant! Good luck whatever u choose!!

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    My personal opinion is it is a waste of money. Alot of the girls on here doing IVF have done so due to failed vas reversals (and the time frame since it was done is only a small part in the success of the reversal). My DH had one done after 10 years and it did work but he then developed scar tissue which blocked his tubes. After all that we paid $6k then had to do IVF anyway - although I do believe it now has an item number with Medicare so would obviously cost alot less.

    I would be seeing a fertility specialist before a urologist as they will be able to do the tests for antibodies etc - then at least if you need to go to IVF you have already done the appropriate tests - we did it that way so when we came back for IVF all that stuff was done.

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    My DH went in for a vas reversal as well - he had it done about 6 years ago when he was in his late 20's - turns out the Dr that did it in the first place took out the whole vas so there were no ends to reconnect so no chance of ever being successful - we didn't find that out of course until they went in to do the surgery!!!!! So yeah a couple of K out of pocket later we now have to go through IVF - If I had known in the first place that there was never any hope we wouldn't have gone through it. The only advice I would have is to check with the Dr who did the initial job and see what he actually did, that will give your reversal specialist an idea of what the chances are too.

    Good luck!

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    I'm in agreeance, I personally think it's a waste of time & money, lets not even talk about the pain your DH/partner will go through.

    After reading some of these threads, I wish we knew to test for antibodies first!

    My DH had a vasectomy at 27, was reversed at 32. Long story short but we've been given the run around over the past 5 years but finally were given advice from a direct and briliant doc in Perth who basically said, 100% sperm anti-bodies. No chance of a natural pregnancy!

    All the money we wasted back then, and the time waiting for it to 'work' (12 months) and it was never going to work anyway.

    Only my opinion and I would love to know if it has worked for anyone, but I'd save your money (and his pain) and go straight to ICSI.

    Best of luck

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    Oh graciesma I agree re the pain aspect!

    In our case, because FS couldn't find the ends, he ended up having to pull out one of DH's testes and poke around to look further up into his abdomen. Our FS also extracted our swimmers while DH was under knowing that that would be our only option (thank god he was thinking ahead!). It was such an invasive procedure for him. I have never ever seen anyone in so much agony as afterwards. It certainly gave new meaning to the phrase 'hung like a donkey' lol My DH is in the military and is not a wimpy guy at all, but that bought him to tears. It was heartbreaking, I felt so guilty about putting him through that for no reason. And painkillers did nothing!

    Of course you may be one of the lucky ones that it works for, but I think you have to weigh up the pros and cons of it for your particular situation, as its not all as rosy as they make it out to be.


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    Hello,

    We had my husband reversed after 7 years. His was very successful. We are expecting a baby next year. His sperm count was wonderful and he has no sperm antibodies what so ever! We paid approx $7000 out of pocket but we are so happy with the results!

    Cheers

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    Hi
    My DH had is VR in Feb this year only 15 months after V. 10 months later still has zero sperm, the Dr wont admit that it has failed and is still telling us to keep waiting it can still return.(he also told us that we had a 95% chance of success) I am over waiting and we are starting IVF in Jan.

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    This is NONE of my business but I'm just really really curious....

    From the little bits of info at the bottom of people's posts, it looks like most of the men being discussed are early 30's, which seems quite young to have already had a vasectomy. Can I ask why they had it done, I mean obviously its to not have more kids but you know what I mean!


 

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