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A 24-year-old female asked:

How many clamps are used for a tubal ligation?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Varies: There are different ways of doing it. Sometimes no clamps are used - sometimes clips, burning, cutting or tying the tubes is preformed. You would need to speak to your doctor to know.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Are there tubal ligation pains afterwards?
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Dr. Crystal Twynham
General surgery, Breast Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Bariatric (weight loss) surgery, Endocrine surgery, Minimally invasive surgery 35 years experience
As a dissenting view, some women not only have their menstrual blood come out their vagina, but ALSO out their fallopian tubes into the belly. That can account for some of the heaviness and discomfort that some women feel. If your body does this, and your tubes are tied, that blood can no longer go in the belly, and stretch the tubes, causing pain IN SOME WOMEN, not all.
Oct 10, 2013
Last updated Aug 8, 2013

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