Conception After Vasectomy Reversal
Sex After Vasectomy Reversal Surgery
Men typically have a lot of questions about what happens after surgery, from when it’s safe to have sex again to questions about trying to conceive after vasectomy reversal. The first question usually has a simple answer: To allow your body to heal after surgery, it’s best to wait three weeks before resuming any kind of sexual activity.
Pregnancy After Vasectomy Reversal
Sperm counts and conception can be a bit more complicated. When pregnancy occurs after a vasectomy reversal surgery, it usually occurs within 24 months of the surgery, with an average “waiting time” of about 12 months.
Sperm Return and Motility
To find out whether sperm have reappeared, a semen analysis test is conducted one or two months after the surgery and again every two or three months. These tests evaluate sperm count (the number of sperm per millimeter of semen) and sperm motility (the percentage of sperm that move forward). These tests often continue until levels are normal or your partner becomes pregnant.
The length of time it takes for your sperm count and motility to improve after surgery, as well as the likelihood of conception, can depend on the type of procedure that was done. Here’s how they compare: