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30y/F Tubal ligation done 3yr ago I'm on 5th period this month 3-very heavy huge clots 4th light smelled/odd color, now orange/red blood, bloated, help!

30y/F Tubal ligation done 3yr ago I'm on 5th period this month 3-very heavy huge clots 4th light smelled/odd color, now orange/red blood, bloated, help!

May be an infection: It isn't likely that a tubal ligation done 3 years ago has anything to do with heavy bleeding 5 times in one month. This could have many causes including infection and you need to be evaluated immediately to determine and treat the cause before you become dangerously anemic. See your PCP, GYN, an urgent care clinic or the ER today. Hope you feel better fast. ...Read more

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Tubal Ligation (Definition)

Sterilization procedure for women. It may involve a small incision in in the belly botton to fulgrate the tubes or tie them and remove ...Read more


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CSection&Tubal Ligation 8/14. Had 2 cycles in Nov.-2 weeks apart. Part-time breast-feeding. Bloating & increased urination yesterday. Cancer?

CSection&Tubal Ligation 8/14. Had 2 cycles in Nov.-2 weeks apart. Part-time breast-feeding. Bloating & increased urination yesterday. Cancer?

No cancer: Bloating and increased urination may be due to uriinary infection. Or due to constipation. Talk to your doctor, get your self examined and urine test for infection. There is nothing to suggest for cancer, but to be sure talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there tubal ligation pains afterwards?

Are there tubal ligation pains afterwards?

Generally. No: Most times tubal ligation does not produce post-procedure pains after recovery. However, if adhesions occur, that can be a source of pain later whereby tissues intra-abdominally such as the bowel, tube or ovary end up sticking to each other inappropriiately. ...Read more

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What are the requirements for a tubal ligation?

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. ...Read more

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What are advantages and disadvantages of tubal ligation?

See below...: Some advantages of a tubal ligation are that it is a very effective way to prevent pregnancy forever. You don't have to remember to take a pill every day and are not on hormones. Some disadvantages are that its hard to reverse if you change your mind and want more children; also, There is a some risk for irregular or heavy periods after a tubal ligation. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is tubal ligation (getting tubes tied)?

Sterilization: The tubes are ducts that extend from near the ovary and go into the uterus. The egg moves don the tube and get fertilized in the lower 1/3 of the tube. Ligation is the slicing of the tube often the tube is coagulated and clipped as well. By interrupting this tube the path of the egg to the uterus is blocked making pregnancy improbable. ...Read more

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What is post ablation tubal ligation syndrome?

A pain syndrome.: A very small percentage of women will experience a pain syndrome after having a uterine ablation. It is not dangerous but can be very painful. Many women have pain with intercourse. Many women will require hysterectomy to treat this syndrome. ...Read more

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Why can you bleed during sex after tubal ligation?

Why can you bleed during sex after tubal ligation?

You shouldn't: One should not bleed after sex, whether or not the tubes were tied. Postcoital bleeding should be investigated by a qualified healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Can I adopt an embryo if I have had a tubal ligation?

Can I adopt an embryo if I have had a tubal ligation?

Yes: That is a very common situation. Absolutely not a problem. You just need to make sure your uterus is ready to receive the embryo in advance and do some basic testing. ...Read more

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Where does the ovum go after having a tubal ligation?

Where does the ovum go after having a tubal ligation?

Varies: The egg can still be picked up by the fimbria or "fingers" at the end of the tubes and stops at the ligation site, but if the tubes have been removed then the eggs get lost in the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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Do you generally recommend tubal ligation or vasectomy?

Do you generally recommend tubal ligation or vasectomy?

Essure: I recommend essure over either of these options. It is a simple office procedure that can be done with no incisions and no recovery. In experienced hands it can be done in less than a minute under local anesthesia. It has the highest success rate and complication rate of any method. ...Read more

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How many women get tubal ligation and ablation per year?

How many women get tubal ligation and ablation per year?

Depends: Most women have a tubal ligation each year. And many women have an ablation each year. Very few women have both together. For medical reasons it makes sense to have other procedure done instead. But individually, each are common, safe preocedures if done correctly. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a trans-vaginal tubal ligation?

What does it mean to have a trans-vaginal tubal ligation?

Colpotomy tubal: An essure procedure is a trans-vaginal procedure that blocks the tubes via hysteroscopy (slim camera through the cervix). However, we also can access the tubes with an incision through the vagina (colpotomy) & the tubes are then clipped, tied, or excised, just like in a laparoscopic procedure. Not too many docs do this one since essure is easier & doesn't need gen anesthesia. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How soon after giving birth can one get a tubal ligation?

How soon after giving birth can one get a tubal ligation?

Immediately: As long as you are 150% sure you are done having children, a lot of ob/gyn will do the surgery right after delivery or the following day by making a half inch incision under your belly button and tie both fallopian tubes. Many like to do it right after delivery especially if you had an epidural. Some like to wait 3-6+ mos after delivery the make sure you are sure about having your tubes tied. ...Read more

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My tubal ligation fears? What if they grew back together?

It's possible: Tubal ligation does have a failure rate associated with it. Various studies give different numbers, but it's generally quoted as about 1 in 250 woman can get pregnant after a tubal. The failure rate is actually lowest the first year after the tubal and rises very slightly in subsequent years. ...Read more

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How long typically is the healing process of tubal ligation?

How long typically is the healing process of tubal ligation?

No recovery w Essure: Essure is a simple technique to provide permanent birth control that can be done easily in the office in a few minutes under local anesthesia. There is no recovery since no incisions are made. You can resume normal activites when it is over. It has the lowest failure rate of any method. The inserts cause tubal scarring over 3 months effectively sealing the tubes closed without surgery. ...Read more

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Does a woman's period change after she has a tubal ligation?

Does a woman's period change after she has a tubal ligation?

No: Periods should not change after tubal ligation. The reason some women report menstrual changes after tubal ligations may be a coincidence or because of discontinuation of other birth control methods, such as the pills, which tend to control the menstrual cycle well. ...Read more

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Can you get tubal ligation same time as rhinoplasty procedure?

Possibly: If you can find a gyn and rhinoplasty surgeon to work together I can not think of any contraindications to combining the procedures! ...Read more

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How long after having tubal ligation can u have unprotected sex?

Whenever you want bu: You can have sex whenever you feel like it but use protection for one month like a condom. ...Read more

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How long after a tubal ligation can I use tampons and / or douche?

Depends how the tuba: Tubal was done, douching not recommended, you can use tampons usually with your next period, if your periods are heavy, then on my patients after I have done an in office tubal on them going through the cervix into the uterus (no cutting) takes 5 minutes, they can have an in office endometrial ablation so you will not have any more periods or very light ones so no more tampons! ...Read more

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Could I get some information regarding tubal ligation vs vasectomy?

What info: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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I had a Unreversible tubal ligation can I do in vitro to have kids?

I had a Unreversible tubal ligation can I do in vitro to have kids?

Yes: They will have to stimulate your ovaries to produce eggs then take them out with a minor procedure, they will be introduced to sperm and then if fertilization occurs they will be implanted again by minor procedure into the uterus. All this bypasses your tubes.
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Is it possible to get tubal reversal after tubal ligation with clams?

Is it possible to get tubal reversal after tubal ligation with clams?

Yes: Yes. Fertility can be obtained after a tubal ligation either through surgical repair (if amenable to reversal) or through ivf (tubal bypass). Tubal reversal success will depend on health of the tubes as well as chances to conceive overall. Ivf does not require tubes and therefore success will depend on the age of the female as well as presence of other infertility factors. ...Read more

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How soon after having a caesarian section can you get a tubal ligation?

How soon after having a caesarian section can you get a tubal ligation?

During the C-section: A tubal ligation is usually performed during the c-section after the baby is delivered. This is to prevent another surgery in the future and any undesired pregnancy that could occur during the recovery period after the c-section. The tubal ligation provides immediate contraception and only takes an additional 5 minutes to perform. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to successfully conceive naturally after a tubal ligation?

NO: Tubal ligations are very effective. It would be very unlikely to get pregnant. You could talk to a fertility doctor about having a tubal reversal or IVF. ...Read more

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Would you recommend an IVF over an tubal ligation three years before I turn 40?

Would you recommend an IVF over an tubal ligation three years before I turn 40?

YES!!: Sorry about the caps, but want to be clear. If IVF is available to you, it is still very successful at 37 y.o. Over age 36 tubal reversal is not to be recommended unless IVF is not an option. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What could a woman with a tubal ligation do to conceive and deliver a healthy baby?

Two options: To achieve fertility after tubal ligation, there are 2 options: in vitro fertilization or tubal reversal surgery. Your doctor will provide you information on both options and which option may be best for you. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to get pregnat after tubal ligation and 1 ovary removed?

Please explain if it is possible to get pregnat after tubal ligation and 1 ovary removed?

Yes: Tubals can sometimes be reversed. You can also have IVF done where they take sperm and egg and combine them outside the uterus and place the embryo into the uterus, bypassing the tubes. If you are thinking of getting pregnant at the age of 48, you should contact a fertility specialist ASAP. ...Read more

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I had an irreversible tubal ligation, can I still carry a child if I was to go thru invitro?

I had an irreversible tubal ligation, can I still carry a child if I was to go thru invitro?

Yes: Barring other fertility factors, having an ivf is routinely done and very successful after a previous tubal. By the way, many tubals are reversible and give you the possibility of having several future pregnancies. ...Read more

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How successful is a tubal ligation reversal & is there a time restriction on when it is best?

Varies: There is no specific time restriction, it works as well sooner and later. Results vary with "how" the ligation was down. Generally use of clips (Hulka, Filshie) or rings (Yoon, Fallope) give the best reversals, postpartum (Pomeroy) type ligations are often also very good. Anything involving cautery ("burning") usually will give a less good result. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are my chances of having a baby after having a tubal ligation reversal?

Could you tell me what are my chances of having a baby after having a tubal ligation reversal?

Many factors: Your chances are based on several factors, including your prior fertility, the tubal status after repair as well as presence of any male factor fertility issues. The biggest factor is age of the female partner. At age 48, your fertility declines significantly making it very difficult to conceive spontaneously even if you had not had a prior tubal ligation. Please see a fertility specialist. ...Read more

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What procedures do you have to go through to concieve a baby after revearsal of tubal ligation?

Regular intercourse: You should have regular intercourse at the time of ovulation, just as you would if you had not had the tubal and reversal. However, reversal caries the risk of a tubal pregnancy due to the scar in the middle of your tube, so you will need closer follow up with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Just turned forty spotting during ovalation and I have tubal ligation done in 1999 is this normal?

Just turned forty spotting during ovalation and I have tubal ligation done in 1999 is this normal?

Ovulation spotting: As a woman ages, the ovaries require more stimulation from the pituitary to produce an egg at ovulation. This provides a large increase in estrogen production, and that level of estrogen drops to near zero just prior to ovulation. Similar to why bleeding occurs at your menses, degeneration of some of the lining of the uterus causes spotting to frank brief bleeding: i.e., it is normal. ...Read more

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I got major bad pain were my tubal ligation has been done. I can't walk properly and heaps of pain.?

I got major bad pain were my tubal ligation has been done. I can't walk properly and heaps of pain.?

Be checked: This is not normal and you should be reviewed by your surgeon for additional tests and treatment. All the best. Be seen soon. ...Read more

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I had a tubal ligation and now im passing clots that are dark and the size of a quarter is that normal?

Possibly, but.....: Passing some clots after a tubal ligation may be normal, or may not be. Call the gynecologist that performed the procedure. ...Read more

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Having terrible periods after tubal ligation never had this problem before could the tubal be the problem?

Menses after tubal: A tubal doesn't change your ovaries or the behavior of your uterine lining which is what controls your period. For many who have been on birth control in the past, the pills regulated your periods. After a tubal, you stop taking birth control pills and your cycles become what they always would have been off of birth control. ...Read more

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I've had my tubes tied for 3 years what is the possibility of me having a child if I get a reverse tubal ligation?

Infertility consult: If you are truly 40 years old you may not be able to get pregnant with your own eggs. An infertility specialist can do the proper bloodwork and counselling to see if you are better off with surgical reversal of the tubal ligation versus in vitro fertilization witheither your own or a donor's eggs. ...Read more