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Postablative syndrome- tubal ligation 17yrs ago. History of ovarian cyst. 2 ablations 4&8yrs ago. Should i get total or partial hyster 45yrs old?

Postablative syndrome- tubal ligation 17yrs ago. History of  ovarian cyst. 2 ablations 4&8yrs ago. Should i get total or partial hyster 45yrs old?

Depends.: If you have a family history of ovarian cancer then you should consider having your ovaries removed. If you have menopause symptoms, recurrent cysts or other problems related to your ovaries then you may consider removing your ovaries. This would cause menopause and likely cause some symptoms. Need to have a detailed discussion with your doctor to help you decide what is best. ...Read more

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41, tubal ligation in 2010, history of pcos. Went in for semi-annual visit. Doctor ordered blood tests. Hcg comes back 444. What's going on?

41, tubal ligation in 2010, history of pcos. Went in for semi-annual visit. Doctor ordered blood tests.  Hcg comes back 444.  What's going on?

You are pregnant: Except for certain unusual tumors, a positive beta means you are pregnant. This can happen because one of your tubes is actually open or more likely the sperm got in , fertilized an egg and got stuck in your fallopian tube. This is called an ectopic pregnancy and can be life threatening. Please follow up closely with your gyn. ...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 common are tubal ligations?

How common are tubal ligations?

Tubal ligation: There are three-quarter million tubl ligations done in the U.S. Every year. It has surpassed the birth control pill as the most commonly used contraception years ago. Paticularly among women who are in the 30's and 40's, and who have completed their family, tubal ligation is the number one contraception. ...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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Can tubal ligations be reversed?

Can tubal ligations be reversed?

Yes, but expensive: It is possible to have the tube "religated" but the longer since the ligation, the less chance of success. Also, it is highly surgeon-dependent as well. The procedure takes much longer to reverse comparing to the ligation. In addition, it is not reimbursable and so you likely have to foot the bill (i would guess 6 to 10g). If u r considering, consult doc and look for experienced surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more