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Ever since I've had my tubal ligation I've been in horrible pain. Every time I ovulate or have my period the pain is unbearable. What can I do?

Ever since I've had my tubal ligation I've been in horrible pain. Every time I ovulate or have my period the pain is unbearable. What can I do?

Talk to your doctor: While you could have some scar tissue from the tubal ligation causing pain, it is more likely that your previous contraceptive was treating the pain and your problem now isn't the surgery but the fact that you have stopped that contraceptive. Your doctor should be able to make some suggestions for treating the pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Victor Beshay
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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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Is it normal to spot during ovulation of you've had your tubes tied? I had a tubal ligation 13 years ago and I just started spotting recently.

Is it normal to spot during ovulation of you've had your tubes tied? I had a tubal ligation 13 years ago and I just started spotting recently.

Spotting w/Ovulation: Some women spot with ovulation. It does not matter if you had a tubal ligation. The hormonal change can trigger this. You may also have something else going on, so see a provider and check this out! ...Read more

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How good is a tubal ligation?

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. ...Read more

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How painful is a tubal ligation?

Depends on procedure: Most patients now opt for an in office procedure called the essure. The one I did this morning in my office took less than two minutes and the patient and I were chatting the entire time. ...Read more

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Different type of tubal ligation?

Clipping vs scarring: There are two ways of doing this. The first, more traditional, is to surgically clip the tubes, tying each end so fertilization cannot occur. A newer way is to insert a coil (example: essure) that causes the tube to constrict and scar down, no longer allowing passage of sperm upward, or eggs downward. This is usually performed without surgery so it can be less expensive and faster recovery. ...Read more

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How badly can a tubal ligation hurt?

Everyone's different: If you are worried about pain after sterilization then you might want to consider the essure tubal as I have seen very little pain experenced after it as there is no cutting or burning with it. ...Read more

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What is the failure rate of a tubal ligation?

Lowest in general: The failure rate of a tubal ligation is the lowest of all birth control methods. Having said that in the CREST study African American women had higher failure rates that non AA women, and younger women (under the age of 27) had a more than 20 fold higher failure rate than women over 35 y/o. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms after having a tubal ligation?

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. ...Read more

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Should I still be in pain after a tubal ligation?

Should I still be in pain after a tubal ligation?

A few days: After a procedure for "permanent occlusion of the fallopian tubes" there can be discomfort or mild pain of a few days. Beyond that the doctor who performed the procedure should be notified. ...Read more

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What is the general procedure for tubal ligation?

What is the general procedure for tubal ligation?

Laparoscopy: The best practice is doing the surgery as outpatient using laparoscopic approach
Tubal resection is preferred over ligation to decrease risk of ovarian cancer ...Read more

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Is there any guarantee for reversal of tubal ligation?

Is there any guarantee for reversal of tubal ligation?

NO: It depends when and what type you had. Your specialist should be able to give you odds after he or see has evaluated everything before and after they do the surgery. If it cannot be reversed you would be a candidate for in vitro. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the procedure for tubal ligation?

Vaires: There are several types of tubal ligation:

by cameras
after a vaginal delivery with a small incision
during a cesarean section, through your C-section scar.
Internally, like a pap spear.

All basically remove a segment of the tube, or clip it, to block conception.

They have varying success rates. ...Read more

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How much would it cost to have a tubal ligation reversed?

Expensive: Depending on on the type of tubal ligation and if there are any other complications, it costs around $5, 500 to $9, 000. Most charge around $7, 500 for a patient with minimal health problems and a standard reversal.
Definitely check with your insurance, your employer or your partner's employer. Sometimes, tubal ligation reversal can be covered. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tubal ligation?

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

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Can I be artificially inseminated after having a tubal ligation?

Not work: The sperm will not get to the egg since it cannot get up the tube to the egg. ...Read more

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Tubal ligation reversal success?

Tubal ligation reversal success?

40% to 85%.: But it depends on several factors: the best candidates for tubal reversal are women younger than age 40 who had sterilization surgery immediately following childbirth.

Have you considered adopting? Probably cheaper, and the success rate is 100%! and you would be doing a good thing. A very good thing. ...Read more

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Is tubal ligation safe with diabetes?

Is tubal ligation safe with diabetes?

I do not see why not: Yes. I do not see why that would be a problem. Rj. ...Read more

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Can I get tubal ligation surgery at 21?

Yes: But it is a very important decision. Although people talk about reversing this surgery, the results are variable, so assume that it will be permanent. You are young and life changes more than we think at 21. If you seek sterility there are many options without surgery. Take your time to make a decision. ...Read more

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Do medicaid pay for reverse tubal ligation?

Doubtful: It is unlikely that Medicaid would pay to have a tubal reversed. A tubal ligation is considered permanent. However you can call your insurance company ...Read more

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Could you possibly reverse a tubal ligation?

Could you possibly reverse a tubal ligation?

Usually yes: A majority of tubal ligations can be reversed. If the tube is completely remove this obviously cannot be reversed. Occasionally parts of the fallopian tube will be buried within the back of the uterus and this cannot be repaired. Also if the tube is burnt in three separate places this doesn't allow enough to be repaired. Always seek reversal by experienced micro surgeons such as reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a tubal ligation?

What are the side effects of a tubal ligation?

None: Following a tubal ligation you should have no side effects. Once your anesthetic wears off, you should feel fine. However, many patients complain of irregular or painful cycles, hormonal based symptoms (pmdd/pms), or ovulation pain: symptoms that were controlled nicely with their prior birth control. Many women take hormonal birth control to control these sx, so talk to your doc if this is you. ...Read more

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What is fulguration involving a tubal ligation?

Burn: Fulguration means cauterization.
It is safer to have a tubal ligation in the office.
It is done through the vagina with a local anesthetic and no incisions. Recovery is almost immediate. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a tubal ligation reversal?

Absolutely: The length of time your tubes are tied is a zero factor. Success depends on three factors: 1. Skill of the surgeon, 2. Length of tubal segments remaining, and 3. Age of the patient. In skilled hands, the surgery is safe and the risk of an ectopic is less than 5%. An operative report may help but is not always "accurate". Ivf is also an option but generally costs a lot more. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to reverse a tubal ligation?

Depends: It depends on where the tubes were ligated. Sometimes total tubal removal is performed which cannot be reversed. A good tubal anastomosis can carry a pregnancy rate of approximately 60 to 80% after the micro reversal. The success rate depends on the experience of your micro surgeon. ...Read more

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What shoud I expect from tubal ligation surgery?

What shoud I expect from tubal ligation surgery?

Very little: If you are having the essure the recovery is rapid with minimal to no post op pain. With the laparoscopy you can expect pain from the incision and the gas with a down time of about 2 days. With both procedure you can expect some temporary vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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Is tubal ligation safe? What are the side effects?

Yes in the right: Hands, assuming you have a good dcotor it is usually safe, I do tubals in the office by the essure method which is much easier and safer than having a laparoscopic or robotic tubal or a minilap tubal, u can go online and read about all the methods, anyone can have a complication but if done properly the risk of a problem or se is low, in my opinion essure is the safest and easiest and least pain! ...Read more

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How is a tubal ligation affect an overweight woman?

Should have NO effec: Effect at all, but if u are over weight the safest and easiest way for u to have a tubal is essure either in office or at an outpt surg center or out at the hos, much safer and easier than doing a laparoscopic or mini- lap tubal if u are over weight, I have done many in office essure tubals on over weight pts all my pts stay awake, only takes 5 minutes can go back to work the next day. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more