How soon can we get pregnant after a vasectomy reversal?

12 Nov

Most men are able to father children naturally after a vasectomy reversal, often within just a few months. The key thing to remember is that the vasectomy reversal doesn’t make a baby. Rather the reversal simply restores a man’s sperm to the fluid giving him back his fertility so he can make a baby the way men and women are designed. So if you look at a couple that’s the same age and figure out how long it would take for them to naturally conceive if he had not had any vasectomy, then that’s about what it would take for most couples after a vasectomy reversal. Because human conception is inherently inefficient, in general most couples trying to conceive are able to get pregnant within about 4 to 6 to 9 months. Some couples can see within the first few weeks after they try, while other couples can take upwards of a year or more.

Of course for some couples it can take several months to open up the blocked system and get sperm counts up into the normal range. How soon you return toe fertility depends on two factors. First, the urologic microsurgeon that you choose. If you choose a top-rated doctor then you’re going to get much higher success than if you choose somebody who doesn’t know what they’re doing or only does an occasional reversal, more as a hobby. This is why you should take the time to choose wisely.

The other factor that determines how quickly you will conceive are primarily female factors. As it turns out as women get older in general their fertility can drop and sometimes drop dramatically. Plus, women will have a higher fertility rate if they are healthy, have a relatively normal weight, and have a normal regular monthly cycle. If a woman has widely irregular cycle, not that classic 27 – 28 days, then it would be smart to get a full workup to see if she’s fertile.

From the guys point of view, it’s always smart to be healthy as well if fertility (and longevity) are important. Just as with the woman, being a relatively normal weight is good for male fertility as studies suggest that significantly excess weight can interfere with hormones and sperm production. Likewise, if the man has significant health problems that are not managed well, that too hurt sperm production and lead to infertility.

If you have any questions but it’s always smart to talk to a male or female fertility expert. During that visit the doctor will perform an examination to look for anything that could be interfering with fertility, and possibly perform some blood tests. vasectomy reversal Obviously, if you have a prior vasectomy there is no reason to check your sperm count as it should be zero. When you’re declared healthy then it smart to go ahead with the vasectomy reversal to restore your fertility so that you can make babies the fun and healthy way. Good luck!