Chicago Vasectomy Reversal

Chicago Vasectomy Reversal

FAQs About Vasectomy Reversal

If you are considering reversal of a vasectomy at Chicago Vasectomy Revsersal, chances are that you have many questions about vasectomy reversal and its implications for restored fertility. If so, you've come to the right place; while there is not room here to provide all the answers, this is a good place to start learning more about the services provided by Chicago Vasectomy Reversal.

Where Do I Start?

If you were able to father a child before your vasectomy, chance are that the doctors at Chicago Vasectomy Reversal can help you to regain your fertility. However, the chance are that they will want to begin by conducting a semen analysis in order to determine the health levels of your sperm. Semen analysis measures the number, size, shape, energy, swim direction, pH and glucose levels of your sperm, which is a good indicator of fertility.

What are Normal Values for Semen Analysis?

There's a fairly wide range here, and no two men are alike in this regard. In general however, the doctors at Chicago Vasectomy Reversal will be looking for a sperm count of at least 20 million sperm per milliliter, with at least 30 percent of them having a normal shape and 75 percent being alive and active. These are average figures; higher numbers are no guarantee of fertility, and low numbers do not necessarily mean low fertility.

What is Involved in Vasectomy Reversal Recovery?

Chicago Vasectomy Reversal doctors will likely recommend that you rest and limit your activity for a few days and avoid exertion (including sexual activity). In addition, you may be asked to apply an ice back to the surgical area.

Is There a Connection Between Vasectomy and Birth Defects?

There have been studies indicating that men who have undergone vasectomy reversal are at an increased risk of producing abnormal sperm, but the connection between vasectomy and birth defects has not been proven conclusively.

Can You Fly After a Vasectomy Reversal?

There is no real danger in doing so, but if you travel to the Chicago Vasectomy Reversal Clinic from out of town, it's recommended that you wait at least six hours before boarding a plane.

What Is The Rate of Vasectomy Reversal Success?

It varies depending on initial sperm count, medical history, age and length of time since your original vasectomy. Generally, the success rate is 75 to 95 percent.

What Are My Options After Failed Vasectomy Reversal?

Failed procedure often work on the second or third attempt; in addition there are several artificial insemination techniques available at Chicago Vasectomy Reversal. Find out more at

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Irvine, CA 92618
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