Vas Reversal after 10 years

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Registered: 07-12-2011
Vas Reversal after 10 years
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Tue, 07-12-2011 - 8:02pm

Has anyone had a reversal after 10 years since the vasectomy?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Thu, 07-14-2011 - 3:25pm
There have been some members that have had a reversal after that amount of time. Let me see if I can find some stories for you.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Thu, 07-14-2011 - 3:33pm
I found one graduate that was successful with a 10 year reversal: http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/Announcements-Updates/Our-VR-IVF-Little-Miracle-Man-is-Here/m-p/67203626/message-uid/67203626#U67203626

How long has it been for you? Have you talked to a doctor yet about the chances of it being a success?

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Registered: 07-17-2011
Sun, 07-17-2011 - 1:11am

The chances of success of a VR after 10 years are dependant on several factors incuding whether you have developed a secondary blockage from the vasectomy, the type of reconnection that needs to be performed (There are 2 different kinds) and the skill of the surgeon. In my experience, most patients at 10 years will do well and not have a second blockage that needs to be bypassed. For more info on reversal you can go to www.malereproduction.com and you can read about the different types of reconnections and situations.

I hope this was somewhat helpful.

Phil Werthman, MD

Center for Male Reproductive Medicine & Vasectomy Reversal

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Registered: 06-03-2009
Sun, 07-17-2011 - 8:56pm
We were at just about 10 years too. We are currently 1 year since VR. We have technical success, his motility started at 0 and has been slowly increasing. We will have our third SA soon and I'll let you know. No pregnancy yet but we aren't really in a hurry/fully trying until after the wedding in April.
I'm optimistic that we will get our pregnancy when the time is right.
I have seen quite a few with sucess with 10+ years.

 

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Registered: 07-12-2011
Sun, 07-17-2011 - 9:24pm

thanks!!

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Registered: 01-03-2008
Wed, 07-20-2011 - 12:31am

Hi there,

My husband's vasectomy was 10 years old when we had it reversed in 2006.

*  DH with 10 year old vasectomy reversed in September, 2006 and TTC since then!
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Registered: 10-02-2008
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 9:44am

Ours was 14 yrs since vasectomy.

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Registered: 07-12-2011
Fri, 07-29-2011 - 12:20am

thank you for the great encouragement!!!

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Registered: 06-26-2008
Tue, 08-09-2011 - 12:54pm

Hi!

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Registered: 08-26-2011
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 2:39pm
Hi! I HAD to answer this because I am sitting in the "wife's room" right now in Tuscon, AZ. My husband is getting a vas reversal as we speak, and he had his vas done 12 years ago. They have showed me sperm samples, the right side was perfect - easy to put together - the left side they had to create a by=pass...something very common for men with vasectomy's performed more than 10 years prior. Anyways, everyone here is really excited and is telling me "I hope your taking pre natal vitamins, he's as fertile as a 20 year old!" Dr. Marks is doing the surgery - you can find out more about him on his site "dadsagaindotcom" GOOD LUCK!