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Posted by: Pam | 2007/02/20

Reversal vascemtomy work?

Hi,

My husband had a vascemtomy reversal approx 2 1/2 years ago. Intial vascemtomy occured 6 years ago. He went for two counts, second via an extraction.

Results showed there were some sperm ( very few – only about a 1000 / ml) but they were immature and had no motility.

My question is how often are vascemtomys successful and what could he do/take to improve the results?

Many thanks

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Dear Pam

This is a very common occurrence with vasectomy reversals and this has been mentioned in numerous previous postings. The quality of sperm after reversal is usually not sufficient for natural conception to occur. Furthermore, the presence of anti-sperm antibodies may impede or inhibit sperm motility by rendering them even less fertile. However in this situation the ejaculate is certainly suitable for art (assisted reproductive technologies) such as ivf/icsi.

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Posted by: Pam | 2007/02/23

Dear fertility expert,

Many thanks for your reply. Your ending sentence has certainly given me some hope in a long while.

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