Signs Your Vasectomy Grow Back Together: Symptoms Of Recanalization

Birth control has been an effective means to help determine when to have children and if not to have children completely. Sometimes this birth control fails resulting in unplanned pregnancy. 

Most especially women are often the ones who undergo birth control contraceptives. Ideally, men do too! This is usually known as Vasectomy. If you have gone through this or you are curious to know more about Vasectomy and recanalization, read the following paragraphs thoroughly.

What Is Vasectomy?

Vasectomy is also known as sterilization is a surgical process in which scrotum that contains sperm are removed to ensure that sperm can’t leave the body and cause pregnancy. Vasectomy comes from the name of the tubes in the scrotum that are cut off or blocked during the procedure: vas deferens.

Vasectomy is a permanent procedure of never getting someone pregnant again, so before deciding to use this birth control method ensure you know how it works properly.

When vasectomy is carried out, it keeps the sperm block out of the semen. To prove the authenticity of this process, sperm cells stay in the testicles and are absorbed in the body. At least starting from 2 months, the semen would not contain sperm, so it can’t lead to pregnancy afterwards. To make sure there is no sperm in your semen, 8-16 weeks after vasectomy, your semen must be tested.

Vasectomy does not indicate an indifference in the quantity of semen. The difference observed could be clearly seen using a microscope is the absence of sperm in the semen.

Vasectomy does not end sexual pleasures, having orgasms or ejaculating. It certainly does not impact hormone levels, sex drive or getting an erection.

Vasectomy can not be reversed but in rare cases it does reverse either medically or naturally and this condition is known as Recanalization.

Recanalization Explained

From the onset, it was explained that vasectomy is permanent and doesn’t reverse. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the ideal meaning behind the permanent aspects. Vasectomy is said to be permanent because the future possibility of getting anyone pregnant is as low as 1% but can only be reversed through medical surgery or in minimal cases, self reversal.

Recanalization Explained

Recanalization is when the removed or cut off vas deferens manage to grow back and reverse the vasectomy making man fertile again. 

In some cases, the vas deferens grow back several years after. The growth continues until a connection is recreated allowing a free flow of sperm to the urethra.

Most men often realise their vas deferens has reconnected after getting the partner their sexual partner pregnant. 

What Leads To Recanalization?

Vasectomy reversal is sometimes through medical surgery or natural means. Medical surgery is a decision of the person who had done the birth control method but decided to reverse it. The natural means comes unexpected and shocking. This is as a result of sperm leaking from the vasectomy site directly into the epididymis. Now the sperm immune system (antigenic qualities) sees these sperms as foreign objects and attacks them. The sperm leakage sparks up an inflammatory reaction that makes the body create pockets to trap these sperms in scar tissues and inflamed cells.

As time goes on,  the pockets of sperms  formed called sperm granulomas produce nodules in the vas deferens which can grow and reconnect the vas deferens.

Hence there’s sperm tissue at the vasectomy site, the risk of reversal increases.

Is It Possible To Know When Recanalization Occurs?

Most people are unaware of recanalization until their sexual partner gets pregnant. A recent case report shows that Post Vasectomy Scrotal Pain and Hematospemia are possible symptoms of recanalization. When you experience these symptoms kindly refrain from sexual activities and consult your surgeon.

These recent findings are still undergoing further back up evidence to prove the authenticity of it.


Vasectomy is guaranteed safe and reliable for men who are certain not to expect having children later on. In rare cases it is often reversed but has a very limited occurrence. 

The symptoms discovered so far to show recanalization is Post vasectomy Scrotal Pain and Hematospermia. If you have undergone Vasectomy and you notice these symptoms do not fail to consult your surgeon or doctor and stop sexual activities with your partner.

About the Author

Nicole Carter is a dedicated and passionate nutritionist, committed to helping individuals achieve their health and wellness goals through the power of proper nutrition. With a Bachelor's degree in Nutritional Science and years of practical experience.

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