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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


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Would you recommend an IVF over an tubal ligation three years before I turn 40?

Would you recommend an IVF over an tubal ligation three years before I turn 40?

YES!!: Sorry about the caps, but want to be clear. If IVF is available to you, it is still very successful at 37 y.o. Over age 36 tubal reversal is not to be recommended unless IVF is not an option. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Hi have had a tubal ligation three years ago. I have been bleeding pretty bad after intercourse in the three years it has gotten worse, ?

Hi have had a tubal ligation three years ago. I have been bleeding pretty bad after intercourse in the three years it has gotten worse, ?

Tubal ligation: You cycles have returned to what they would naturally be without hormone manipulation. Bleeding after intercourse, however, needs to be investigated. You should see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I had a tubal ligation done seven years ago. I have noticed the last three years an amonia smell around the time I will start my period.

I had a tubal ligation done seven years ago. I have noticed the last three years an amonia smell around the time I will start my period.

Bacterial vaginosis: Foul smelling discharge needs to be evaluated. The most common cause is a nonsexually transmitted overgrowth of bacteria called bacterial vaginosis. Testing for other sexually transmitted disease may need to be done as well. This vaginal odor is not related to having your tubes tied. ...Read more

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I am 26 years old. I have three children and really regretting my tubal ligation and endometrial ablation. I do not bleed at all but occasionally have brown thick discharge. Is there any type of procedures and medications that would help me to carry a chi

I am 26 years old. I have three children and really regretting my tubal ligation and endometrial ablation. I do not bleed at all but occasionally have brown thick discharge. Is there any type of procedures and medications that would help me to carry a chi

Surrogacy: Its where you find someone that will carry a baby for you. Your hubby's sperm is added to eggs harvested from you and they use IVF to plant the result in a surrogate. This is quite expensive and not covered by insurance, but it is a way for you to have a kid. Otherwise you are done. ...Read more

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Can a tubal ligation be reversed I am 47 years old

Yes,: Yes, a tubal ligation can be reversed. But at age 47 years old you are not likely to have viable eggs in your ovaries. The chances of natural conception and carrying a pregnancy to term at this age would be so low, that I don't know why you would consider this surgery. Mother nature only designed us to bear children until a certain age. ...Read more

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I got a tubal ligation 2 years ago and but now I want another child. They were cut and clamped not burned!?

I got a tubal ligation 2 years ago and but now I want another child. They were cut and clamped not burned!?

Anastomosis: Micro tubal anastomosis is very successful when performed by well trained reproductive endocrinologists. The success rates depend upon where the ligation is on the tubes and what length of tube is left after the anastomosis procedure. ...Read more

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I had a tubal ligation 7 years ago and now want another child. I can't afford a reversal or in vitriol. What can I do?

I had a tubal ligation 7 years ago and now want another child. I can't afford a reversal or in vitriol. What can I do?

Options limited: In order to regain your fertility, you need to either have a tubal reversal or undergo ivf. If a spontaneous pregnancy does take place without either treatments, it is likely secondary to failure of the tubal ligation to prevent pregnancy, but I wouldn't count on that. ...Read more

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I had a tubal ligation 5 years ago, and have always had normal cycles since. Up until now, I've not had a cycle since early February. I'm 36 years o?

I had a tubal ligation 5 years ago, and have always had normal cycles since. Up until now, I've not had a cycle since early February. I'm 36 years o?

Pregnancy test: Tubal ligations are very reliable but they do occasionally fail. Take a pregnancy test. If you are not pregnant then there are many reason's for a missed period such as hormonal shifts, early menopause, stress, and thyroid disorders. If you are not pregnant and do not get a period soon, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Should I still have collar pain many years after my tubal ligation?

Collar pain?: I have no idea what you mean by collar pain or how it could be related to a tubal ...Read more

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What would I have to do to have a baby after a Tubal ligation has been done 4 years ago.

Nearly Impossible: Adoption would be more likely and easier than surgery trying to create patent tubes after a tubal ligation. That nearly impossible feat was explained in depth and in specific detail when you chose to have the tubal ligation. ...Read more

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How can I find out if I had tubal ligation done 19 years ago...Im engaged and want to have a baby..

How can I find out if I had tubal ligation done 19 years ago...Im engaged and want to have a baby..

Records release: You need to execute a records release to any doctors or hospitals that you may have received care from in the past. An Operative report in those records will determine if the Fallopian tubes were in fact ligated or interrupted. If all else fails, a GYN MD can perform either a HSG dye study or a Laparoscopy that visualizes the Fallopian tubes for ligation. ...Read more

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I had a tubal ligation two years ago and now all of a sudden my cycle started5 days early not sure why?

I had a tubal ligation two years ago and now all of a sudden my cycle started5 days early not sure why?

Hormonal changes: Unsure why but tubal ligation has a lot of drawbacks, unnatural, more cramps and hysterectomies after such but it may be thickened lining and need gyn dr to do a evaluation, sometimes just medrogyprogesterone for 10 days a month for 2-3 months more clean off thickened lining but should see a gyn dr. ...Read more

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I had a tubal ligation almost 4 years ago, my fiance and I want to have a baby, what choices I have and what will be the least expensive,?

I had a tubal ligation almost 4 years ago, my fiance and I want to have a baby, what choices I have and what will be the least expensive,?

Tubal and pregnancy: Pregnancy after sterilization will involve either surgery of IVF. Which one depends on the type of sterilization that you had - Essure vs other operative method:burning, clipping, removing? Talk to your doctor about which type and consult him about your options. None of the options are cheap. ...Read more

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I've had my tubes tied for 3 years what is the possibility of me having a child if I get a reverse tubal ligation?

Infertility consult: If you are truly 40 years old you may not be able to get pregnant with your own eggs. An infertility specialist can do the proper bloodwork and counselling to see if you are better off with surgical reversal of the tubal ligation versus in vitro fertilization witheither your own or a donor's eggs. ...Read more

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Are there signs in your body that can help to find out if my tubes are still tied, I had my tubal ligation done almost 12 years ago?

Tubal ligation: Tubal ligation is one of the most effective methods of birth control. In general, about 95 out of every 100 women who get their tubes tied will never become pregnant.
But in some cases the tube (s) may grow back together, making pregnancy possible. The risk of pregnancy is higher in women who have a tubal ligation at a young age.
There are imaging techniques to assess the fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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Can I be preganant? I hda a tubal ligation 19 years ago and my cycle is 3 weeks late, I have taken two test both results were negetive

Can I be preganant? I hda a tubal ligation 19 years ago and my cycle is 3 weeks late, I have taken two test both results were negetive

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I had a tubal ligation 19 years ago. I only have about 1 or 2 periods a year for the last 8 years. What are the chances of it failing.?

Very low: The chance of pregnancy after traditional tubal ligation is about 1/400. Since it has worked well for you for most 20 years and since by your irregular periods it sounds like you are not ovulating then for you the chance of tubal failure would be even less. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old and I have one child. My husband and I don't want any more kids tried bc but they give me migraines can I get a tubal ligation?

I am 19 years old and I have one child. My husband and I don't want any more kids tried bc but they give me migraines can I get a tubal ligation?

Of course: However, you need to do your homework and then talk to your OB about reversibility, complication risk, infection risk, etc., prior to jumping to surgery. Should also discuss vasectomy with hubby as a far simpler surgical solution. ...Read more

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I had my tubes ligated a year ago and I want to have another baby, I am 30 years old and I want to know if reversal tubal ligation is an option?

Test tube pregnancy: You can have the tubal ligation surgically reversed. That involves a risk of around 50% for a tubal pregnancy. Or you can have your eggs fertilized with your husband's sperm in a test tube. The costs for that are in all likelihood lower than for the surgery and the risk for tubal pregnancy is extremely low. ...Read more

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Had tubal ligation 10 years ago, and wanting to explore tubal ligation reversal. I'm 35 and in good health, but what would my estimated success rate b?

It varies: You have maybe 5 years of fertility, and it depends on how the tubal ligation was done, how much of your tubes remain, and the skill of the surgeon. There are very few specialists any more who do this surgery since in vitro methods have largely replaced it. These procedures need to be done on a regular basis to maintain the necessary skills. A poorly done job is worse than not doing it all. ...Read more

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What causes period symptoms without period several years after a tubal ligation?

Hormonal fluctuation: Even though your tubes are ligated, you still continue hormonal fluctuations which would cause menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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My cervix is high and hard and feels closed. I'm 10 days late I also had a tubal ligation. 2 years ago?

My cervix is high and hard and feels closed. I'm 10 days late I also had a tubal ligation. 2 years ago?

Tubal ligation: The cervix being high, firm, and closed is normal, except during labor. A tubal ligation often results in menstrual irregularity which can begin any time after the tubal. The failure rate of tubal ligation is ~2% (much higher than expected). You should do a pregnancy test. If positive, see a doctor ASAP. There is a higher rate of ectopic pregnancy after tubal ligation. ...Read more

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I had an ablation and tubal ligation 5 years ago. I'm considering a tubal reversal. What are my risks and success rate of having a healthy baby?

I had an ablation and tubal ligation 5 years ago. I'm considering a tubal reversal. What are my risks and success rate of having a healthy baby?

Probably: In my experience, 80-90% of tubal ligations can be reversed and generally with good results. I respectfully agree with the last answer and most skilled reproductive surgeons have excellent results with ectopic rates of 5% or less and pregnancy rates in the 60-70+% range depending on age. Surgery can be done as an outpatient with an overnight stay. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had a tubal ligation 4 years ago but now my belly is growing and my hubby to be thinks its a miracle I just think its impossible but im worried?

I had a tubal ligation 4 years ago but now my belly is growing and my hubby to be thinks its a miracle I just think its impossible but im worried?

See your Doc: Get a pregnancy test. This is the simplest thing to do. If positive, see your doc. If it's negative, you still need an evaluation to see if there's a problem with increasing abdominal size. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I had a Tubal ligation about 6 years ago. In the last week I've noticed a large painful to touch cyst along my tubes. Will this go away? I've had the

See your OB-GYN: Sometimes pregnancies occur even if you have had tubaligation. While this is rare, you need to be examined to determine the cause of your problem. ...Read more