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Would you suggest in vitro over tubal ligation reversal for some one wanting a child after tube being tied?
Depends: It depends on how the ligation was performed, your age, how many additional children you would like, how efficiently your ovaries are working, and your past surgical history. It is a very complex decision with many nuances that is probably best made after consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Long term problem: If the child has shown that his/her middle ear fluid (eustachian tube dysfunction) will not resolve after they have already had 2 or more sets of regular tubes then they may be a candidate for permanent tubes. This is especially true if other treatments have been tried such as medications for allergies. Presumably the child has severe eustachian tube dysfunction due to his anatomy. ...Read more
8x greater risk: It has been shown that having a child with a neural tube defect increases the chance of having a second child with a similar defect. The recurrence risk in this situation is 8 times greater than the risk if no such history was present. Also if there is any family history of neural tube defects there is an increased risk of an affected pregnancy even if not immediate relative (2cd or 3d degree). ...Read more
It varies: If parents have had one child with a neural tube defect their risk of having another child with a defect is about 3 %. If they have had two children with the defect their risk increases to about 7 %. A parent who has a neural tube defect also has about a 3 % risk of having a child with a neural tube defect. All of these risks can be lowered significantly by maternal Folic Acid ingestion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a sacral dimple is closed and is just a skin dimple, does this mean the child has a neural tube defect underneath?
Sacral dimple: Most of the time, sacral dimples are harmless and don't require any treatment. Rarely, a sacral dimple may indicate a serious underlying abnormality of the spine or spinal cord. To rule out any abnormality, your child's doctor may recommend an imaging test. If an abnormality is discovered, treatment depends on the underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm a 40 yr who's had tubes clamped for over 15 yrs. What would be the best option for reversal so I can have a child?
Fertility center: At this point, your Gyn may refer you to a fertility center to review your options. Reversal may or may not be the best bet in your situation and has a variety of drawbacks. (failure,tubal pregnancy) You may be better off harvesting eggs/fertilizing them with dads sperm and implanting the result in your prepared womb. All possibilities have pros/cons but are available for you to review. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My tubes have been tied for 6 years, I really want to have another child now, what can I do or do I even have a chance.
Fresh eggs: From your age i assume you still have a basket full of chances.It may be technically a problem as getting tubes to work again after they were tied is not always successful. A fertility dr could help you ovulate & harvest some eggs. Your husbands sperm could be added to the eggs and the resulting embryos placed into your womb. Both approaches can work but are expensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer