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How do I know if reverse vasectomy worked?

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You’ll know your vasectomy reversal was successful if sperm appear in your semen after a few months. Your doctor will collect samples and examine them for 4 to 6 months -- enough time for your counts to stabilize.

If you have a vasovasostomy, it could take 6 to 12 months before sperm return. And if you had a vasoepididymostomy, it may take even longer than a year for sperm to appear in your semen.

From: How Can You Reverse a Vasectomy? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/09/2018

SOURCES:

NHS Choices: “Can I get a vasectomy reversed?”

Mayo Clinic: “Vasectomy reversal: What you can expect.”

Weill Cornell Medical College: “Microsurgical Vasoepididymostomy.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Vasectomy Reversal: 5 Facts Men Need to Know.”

Men’s Clinic at UCLA: “Vasectomy Reversal.”

Johns Hopkins University: “Vasectomy Reversal.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

SOURCES:

NHS Choices: “Can I get a vasectomy reversed?”

Mayo Clinic: “Vasectomy reversal: What you can expect.”

Weill Cornell Medical College: “Microsurgical Vasoepididymostomy.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Vasectomy Reversal: 5 Facts Men Need to Know.”

Men’s Clinic at UCLA: “Vasectomy Reversal.”

Johns Hopkins University: “Vasectomy Reversal.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

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