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What to do if i have a tubal ligation?

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Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
More info: Are you trying to get pregnant? You can consult a fertility doctor about a tubal reversal. You can also have IVF to get pregnant. If you have your tubes tied and have a positive pregnancy test, call your doctor right away so they can confirm it is not an ectopic, or tubal pregnancy which can be life threatening.
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Not sure of what you: are asking once your doctor says it is ok, Then you can resume unprotected intercourse.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What to expect after a tubal ligation?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
U shoudl feel happy : And relieved that you cannot get pregnant, u need to ask the doc who does your tubal because it depends how it was done, I do in office essure tubals, easy takes 5 minutes minimal discomfort during and after only miss a few hrs of work, u are awake for the procedure, if your doc does laparoscopic tubal , will be in a lot of pain for a few days and will miss 2-7 days of work and u are put under.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How good is a tubal ligation?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type of tubal ligation. If you had your tubes cut and tied at the time of a cesarean delivery, it fails about 1 time in 400. If you had a clip placed on the tube it is usually around 1:300. The newer tubal ligations where we put a coil or plug in the tubes are better and fail really rarely.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Are there symptoms after having a tubal ligation?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Post T L Syndrome: Some women suffer from post tubal ligation syndrome after having tubal ligation.Can have following symptoms ectopip pregnancy hot flashes bouts of rapid heart beat irritability mood swings and sudden tears insomnia loss of libido irregular periods itchy&dry vagina memory lapses color changes in vaginal area chronic fatigue anxiety&depression osteoporosis successfuly treated with reversal of tl.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How painful is a tubal ligation?

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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Depends: Upon the procedure you chose. The traditional laparoscopic procedures can be painful for upto 48 hours after. The essure involves some pain as the local anesthetic is administered for about a minute or so and is painless thereafter in my own patient experiences.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the requirements for a tubal ligation?

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Dr. Allan Boruszak
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Usually over 21: If you have medicaid you will have a 30 day waiting period after you sign the consent form. You must be over 21. Many physicians will want you to be older before making such a permanant decision. If you have private insurance or are a cash pay there may be no waiting period. Be sure this is what you want, as once done is very difficult and expensive to undo.

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