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What are the honest chances?

One of my best friends got married in May. He has a daughter from a previous marriage and is now fixed.
She, on the other hand, had a LEEP procedure a little over a year ago.
Yesterday, they went to the doctor to get a referral for a reverse vasectomy.
What are the chances she can actually get pregnant?
They are both so excited about 'hopefully getting pregnant within the next year'. Honestly, what are the chances of this actually happening?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:15 AM on Oct. 9, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

Answers (3)
  • The LEEP procedure can be responsible for incompetent cervix and cervical stenosis (hardening of the cervix preventing dilation during labor) but there seems to be very little known about it's true affect on fertility.

    Are Vasectomy Reversals Effective?

    The success of a vasectomy reversal relies on a variety of different factors. Specifically, success rates are affected by:

    * the type of vasectomy reversal performed
    * the skill of the surgeon performing the surgery
    * the length of time elapsed between the original vasectomy and the reversal procedure

    The vasovasostomy reversal tends to be much more successful for most patients. Between 75% and 97% of men who have a vasovasostomy, see their sperm return to their ejaculate within three months. Between 40% and 60% of these men achieve a pregnancy within 2 years.


    Answer by kfroz0415 at 1:09 PM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • Epididymostomy results are less successful, however, they are still good. Between 60% and 80% of men experience a return of sperm in their ejaculate, but this can take up to 15 months. Pregnancy rates are also lower ' they are generally around 30% to 40%.

    Generally speaking, the less time that has elapsed between your vasectomy and your reversal, the better. Men who have reversals within three years of their original vasectomy are much more likely to have sperm mix with their ejaculate again. Those who wait longer than 10 years to have a reversal are much less likely to have their sperm return.

    Answer by kfroz0415 at 1:09 PM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • my in laws got a reversal from a vesectomy and they have been trying and she is confident that God will give her another one.. but if not they are continuing to try.. There only problem is that his sperm is immobile. its not her.

    What about adoption?

    Answer by UAFwife at 1:11 PM on Oct. 9, 2009

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