vasectomy reversal

Q | complications

A | You will be asked to sign a consent form prior to surgery. The main complications that may occur are as follows:


  • Haematoma (collection of blood at the operation site) 3.5% of men may have a small collection that will settle with time without treatment. 0.7% may develop a large collection that may require re-exploration of the would and removal of blood clot.
  • Early post operation pain and swelling 10%


  • Failure of procedure resulting in no pregnancy achieved:

    Time Since Vasectomy Sperm Present Pregnancy Rate
    Less than 3 years 97% 76%
    3-8 years 88% 53%
    9-14 years 79% 44%
    More than 15 years 71% 30%
    Belker AM J Urol 1991; 145:505-511