After getting a vasectomy, is there a possible way for the tube to reconnect?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (4)


Answered by Nadeem Rahman, M.D.

Recanalization of the vas deferens has been known to occur but is extremely rare, usually one in 600 or less.

Published on Jun 12, 2017

Answered by Nadeem Rahman, M.D. (View Profile)

Recanalization of the vas deferens has been known to occur but is extremely rare, usually one in 600 or less.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

In nature anything is possible. For the vasectomy to reconnect it is estimated that the chances are one in two thousand. It is imperative that you assure sterility after the vasectomy with you doctor before beginning unprotected sex. It is more common to achieve pregnancy by having sex before the sperm have cleared after a properly performed vasectomy than having a pregnancy years later because the tube reconnected.

Published on Jun 08, 2017

Answered by John C. McHugh, MD (View Profile)

In nature anything is possible. For the vasectomy to reconnect it is estimated that the chances are one in two thousand. It is imperative that you assure sterility after the vasectomy with you doctor before beginning unprotected sex. It is more common to achieve pregnancy by having sex before the sperm have cleared after a properly performed vasectomy than having a pregnancy years later because the tube reconnected.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Chesapeake Urology

There is a 1/2000 risk of vasectomy failure, which can occur later on. If the tip of vas deferens falls off, sperm can find a way back inside. Therefore, a combination of clips, removing a segment and cauterization of the end of the vas deferens is most effective in preventing this.

Published on Jun 07, 2017

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Answered by Chesapeake Urology

There is a 1/2000 risk of vasectomy failure, which can occur later on. If the tip of vas deferens falls off, sperm can find a way back inside. Therefore, a combination of clips, removing a segment and cauterization of the end of the vas deferens is most effective in preventing this.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Mark J. Saslawsky, MD - Memphis Office

Very rarely. There is a 1/40000 chance.

Published on Jun 06, 2017

Answered by Mark J. Saslawsky, MD - Memphis Office (View Profile)

Very rarely. There is a 1/40000 chance.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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