Undoing Vasectomy - Essential Facts

Undoing Vasectomy - Essential Facts

Undoing Vasectomy

Vasectomy is a birth control measure performed surgically. It has gained importance in India in the last 2 decades. It is commonly thought to be permanent, however it need not be. For those who wish to have family later in life, the option of reversal is wide open. Increasing aware of this measure is vital for planned control over life and progeny.

Few Insights in This Direction

  • Firstly, the process of reversal is rather simple. In Vasectomy, the primary tube through which the sperms flow – Vas Deferens – is rerouted. It is again possible to quickly connect it back to ensure the flow of sperms out of the penis. Advanced microsurgery processes are used to ensure that this process is successful within two hours. In fact, cases are abundant where patients reported to have conceived within 3 weeks after the operation.

  • Secondly, Vasectomy never did anything to the manufacturing ability of the testicles. They continue to produce sperms in spite of the surgical procedure. Hence the question is never about the fertility. However, with Vasectomy comes a conscious decision to control the urge, hence taking certain foods like honey and papaya increase the sperm count.

  • Thirdly, there is a misconception that if the Vasectomy option was leveraged years ago, it is not medically possible to reverse it via a restoration operation now. This is baseless and has no scientific backing. Survey was conducted across locations and age groups where Vasectomy reversal took place and the results are convincing enough. There had been no damage to the Vas Deferens, the ability to produce sperms remain and the flow was smooth and without pain. The only catch here is that in case you underwent Chemotherapy, due to the radiation the fertility or the ability to produce sperms reduces.

Hence, it can be safely concluded that this process is more from a planning and temporary control perspective and does not hinder the life plans. It is wise to consult a doctor prior to taking a decision of Vasectomy.

Reviewed By:

Dr. Kaushal M. Bhavsar (MBBS, MD)

Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Ahmedabad