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Posted by: WORRIED | 2007/07/16

VASECTOMY

IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A VASECTOMY REVERSED AND IF SO WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF HAVING A CHILD?

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Dear Worried

It is certainly possible to reverse a vasectomy although this requires fairly intense surgery and the results are not always compatible with natural conception. Often there is a problem with sperm antibodies and also the sperm numbers and morphology may not be sufficiently high to facilitate natural conception.

It is possibly a better option to opt for testicular biopsy, sperm freezing and subsequently to proceed with Invitro fertilisation with microinjection. On a cost benefit analysis the second option would probably be superior.

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Posted by: WORRIED | 2007/07/20

COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME HOW MUCH THE WHOLE PROCEDURE WOULD COST AS WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT THE MEDICAL AID WOULD NOT COVER THE REVERSAL

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Posted by: Pam | 2007/07/17

A sperm test will check whether you are producing sperm and quality thereof. Costs arround R500

Reversals can be successful but generally rate is not high.

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Posted by: worried | 2007/07/17

we have spoken to a doctor who says the reversal is possible and the success rate is good. what is a sperm count test and could that help

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Posted by: Pam | 2007/07/17

Please choose your urologist carefully should you opt for the reversal as most of the sucess relies on his skills and type of reversal performed. Some also show no empathy!

The rate of sucess is not high. Why don't you have a sperm count test first?

Good luck.

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Posted by: Dee | 2007/07/16

Yes, it is possible but quite expensive and not a guranteed op. You could also try IVF.

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