Why is a vasectomy reversal performed?

Men who have had a vasectomy may wish to reverse the procedure for a number of reasons. Some remarry after a divorce or the loss of a wife and now wish to start a family. Others may want children after making an initial decision not to have a family or they want more children. Other men simply decide to restore their fertility. For a small percentage of men, a vasectomy causes pain in the testicle that may be relieved by a reversal. Almost all vasectomies can be reversed.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 10/18/2018.


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