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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

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?

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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Doc suggests either tubal ligation or vasectomy to my husband&I so that I can stop gaining weight from hormone contraceptives. Is this a good option?

Doc suggests either tubal ligation or vasectomy to my husband&I so that I can stop gaining weight from hormone contraceptives. Is this a good option?

Maybe if older.: If still young, such as under age 35 years, people can consider non-permanent contraception. For women, an IUD works well. Some IUDs don't even have hormones. The IUDs that do have hormones only have tiny amounts of them. For men, condoms work well. A condom has the added benefit of not leaving a glob of semen inside his partner's vagina... and thus may help decrease vaginal discharge or odor. ...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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How has a cheap payment plan for a reverse tubal ligation?

BTA: Do you mean "who? " Many teaching hospitals/medical school hospitals have low costs or payment plans for such a thing. You can also find many private surgeons offering low-cost reversals, both in the United States and internationally, by searching online. Sometimes you do "get what you pay for" so I'd research and consider your options carefully. ...Read more

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Are there negative symptoms associated with a tubal ligation?

Rarely: Most women don't feel anything after a tubal ligation. The most common negative symptom is regret. Some women do complain of pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, but it is rare. ...Read more

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How can I get a copy or report of my bilateral tubal ligation?

Local Question: That would be a question for your surgeon or the hospital where the surgery was performed. ...Read more

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Would a woman have to be put under when having a tubal ligation?

Nature of tubal: It depends on the nature of the tubal ligation. If it is done laparoscopically, which is under visualization with a camera, then this would be done under general anesthesia. The Essure procedure can be done in a doctor's office under mild sedation (where the patient keeps breathing on her own) and iv. pain medication. ...Read more

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If you have had tubal ligation, what can be done to have another baby?

Tubal surgery or IVF: You may have options of tubal reversal surgery or ivf. The decision will depend on following factors: 1. Your age, 2. How many more children do you want, and 3 which method was used for tubal ligation. ...Read more

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What examinations and tests are done for both partners on tubal ligation? Thanks

What examinations and tests are done for both partners on tubal ligation? Thanks

In general, none: Usually no tests are done on the partner, whether the procedure is a tubal ligation or a vasectomy ...Read more

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Hello I have a tubal ligation consultation this month. What is the fail rate of the tubal ligation.?

Hello I have a tubal ligation consultation this month. What is the fail rate of the tubal ligation.?

Depends on how done: It depends on the manner in which the Fallopian tubes are interrupted. Clips of the tube are less secure and have a higher failure rate. Cauterization of the tube in more the one place is more secure as well as removing a section of the tube itself. (1/10, 000 failure rate) Fallopian tubes can put themselves back together again by re-canalization. As to one reason for sterilization failure. ...Read more

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Since tubal libation had problems have all symptoms of ptls. How is post tubal ligation syndrome treated?

You need a diagnosis: It's easy to assume that your symptoms are caused by the surgery. If you have menstrual irregularities and or pelvic pain, a full evaluation is warranted with hormonal testing and ultrasound. ...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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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

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What should the incision look like after a tubal ligation?

What should the incision look like after a tubal ligation?

Usually tiny: The incision after a tubal ligation depends upon the technique used: laparoscopic tubal about the size of a dime, the same as diagnostic. Laparoscopy; postpartum tubal about the size of a quarter; vaginal tubal ligation even your gynecologist won't see it; placement of the essure intrauterine device will not be visible except to a radiologist;. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a baby after reversal tubal ligation?

Is it possible to have a baby after reversal tubal ligation?

Depends: 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

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Isn't an old fashioned tubal ligation still better than essure?

Isn't an old fashioned tubal ligation still better than essure?

Tubal ligation: Hysteroscopy essure done through the cervix is definitely the first choice. There is less complication and higher protection rate. Recovery time is about one day compare to one week for the 'old fashioned' method. However, due to anatomy variations, some essure procedure can not be completed. In that case, the old laparoscopy procedure through the belly button is still a good back-up. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a tubal ligation ordered?

Yes: There is a minimally invasive option done in your gynecologist's office with a local anesthetic and without an incision.
Women walk out of the office about 15 to 30 minutes later and resume normal activity once the anesthesia wears off. For a greater peace of mind you get a test 3 months later to confirm that your tubes are closed. ...Read more

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What are the side effects I should anticipate after tubal ligation?

Very little: In the immediate post-operative time period, you might have some menstrual like cramps, but overall you should not notice any significant changes in terms of your overall well being. ...Read more

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Under what situations could a tubal ligation reversal be covered by insurance?

Under what situations could a tubal ligation reversal be covered by insurance?

Unlikely: The only coverage I have seen for tubal reversal had been through the veterans affairs (va) system. All other insurance carriers have not covered this procedure here in texas. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a tubal ligation or an oophorectomy without having children?

Is it possible to have a tubal ligation or an oophorectomy without having children?

Yes.: A tubal ligation, having your "tubes tied, " is a permanent method of birth control. It is possible to have the procedure done without having children, as long as you do not desire future children. An oophorectomy, having your ovaries removed, is also possible without having children. However, ovaries are not typically removed unless there is some disease process affecting them. ...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