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How does a vasectomy or a tubal ligation work to sterilize an individual?

How does a vasectomy or a tubal ligation work to sterilize an individual?

Blocked tubes: Both methods block sperm/ova from reaching their destination. In men, sperm are blocked from releasing with the seminal fluid; with women, sperm can't inseminate because there is no longer a path. Neither affect normal hormone production & should be considered permanent. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Vasectomy (Definition)

Tubes on both sides from testicle to prostate that carry sperm made by testicles are brought out through a small skin puncture in the scrotum and either cut, tied, burned or clamped. Simple procedure, cost effective and usually with minimal side effects. Low failure rate. Clinic procedure, done in office with local anesthetic to skin. Minimal down time. A very ...Read more


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Could I get some information regarding tubal ligation vs vasectomy?

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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What happens to babies after a vasectomy and tubal ligation?

What happens to babies after a vasectomy and tubal ligation?

They aren't make: Anymore. Both of these procedures block the ability to conceive a baby. ...Read more

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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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Why am i suddenly faining weight at an extremely alarming pace? I quit smoking 2 months ago, and have gained almost 40 lbs since then. I had a c-section and tubal ligation almost 8 months ago, i work out regularly, and diet religiously....Please help, i c

Why am i suddenly faining weight at an extremely alarming pace? I quit smoking 2 months ago, and have gained almost 40 lbs since then. I had a c-section and tubal ligation almost 8 months ago, i work out regularly, and diet religiously....Please help, i c

Very common: Almost everyone gains weight after quitting smoking, usually in the range of 5-10 pounds, but sometimes more, and occasionally much more. If you are truly limiting your calories and are exercising, i don't know why it is continuing, and you should see your doctor to rule out any metabolic problem, like thyroid disease or many others. Congrats on quitting smoking! don't backslide over weight! ...Read more

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Should women under 20 be able to get a tubal ligation?

Should women under 20 be able to get a tubal ligation?

Yes: If you're old enough to have children, you're old enough to decide not to. I believe it truly is a personal choice & my job is to review all options, alternatives, & do what's best & safest for my patient. Ultimate decision is hers. ...Read more

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How successful is a reversal of a tubal ligation usually?

Depends: Success of a tubal ligation reversal depends on three things: 1. Age of the patient. 2. Skill of the surgeon. 3. Length of tubal segments that are remaining. Any one that is considering a reversal of her tubal sterilization needs to find a reproductive surgeon with a lot of experience and expertise with good success rates and especially a low incidence of ectopic pregnancy (less than 5%). ...Read more

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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