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Tubal Ligation Bloat
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
CSection&Tubal Ligation 8/14. Had 2 cycles in Nov.-2 weeks apart. Part-time breast-feeding. Bloating & increased urination yesterday. Cancer?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I had a tubal ligation and now im passing clots that are dark and the size of a quarter is that normal?
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
Laproscopic tubal ligation done on both sides by applying double silastic bands in 2007 is this reversible?
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