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Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal & Anti-sperm Antibodies

Posted by Ethan Grober
Ethan Grober
Dr. Ethan D. Grober M.D., M.ED., FRCSC
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on Wednesday, 04 December 2013
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I get a fair number of questions regarding anti-sperm antibodies and their influence on vasectomy reversal outcomes. They seem to cause patients and their partners a great deal of anxiety so I felt it would be a good idea to specifically address this issue in my blog.Antibodies are produced by your body's immune system in response to unfamiliar and often unwanted contact with the body. Common triggers (antigens) for antibody formation include the presence of bacteria, viruses or cancer cells in...

Will Vasectomy Reversal be Successful if the Vasectomy Was Performed Years Ago?

Posted by Ethan Grober
Ethan Grober
Dr. Ethan D. Grober M.D., M.ED., FRCSC
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on Wednesday, 11 April 2012
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Many patients ask about the chance of a vasectomy reversal being successful if the vasectomy was performed many years ago. Good question! In fact, frequently couples are discouraged from even considering a vasectomy reversal strictly based on the time from vasectomy.  Is this the right thing to tell couples? I was curious about this, so together with a colleague we looked at our outcomes and discovered that vasectomy reversal remain a good options for couples seeking natural fertility even after many...
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  • Michael says #
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    Hi, for those wondering about success after a long time. I had a reversal done after 10 years with success! We have 2 boys as a re...
  • Happy Patient says #
    Vasectomy Reversal Success
    Very Helpful. Thanks