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How successful is a reversal of a tubal ligation usually?

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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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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How successful is tubal ligation reversal typically?

How successful is tubal ligation reversal typically?

Depends: Many factors play into the success of tubal reversal including age, technique of tubal ligation, length & proximity of tubes. Average success is 60%. Tubal reversal is usually not covered by insurance so you would want to compare with price for ivf. ...Read more

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How successful is a tubal ligation reversal & is there a time restriction on when it is best?

Varies: There is no specific time restriction, it works as well sooner and later. results vary with "how" the ligation was down. Generally use of clips (Hulka, Filshie) or rings (Yoon, Fallope) give the best reversals, postpartum (Pomeroy) type ligations are often also very good. Anything involving cautery ("burning") usually will give a less good result. ...Read more

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What is the cost for a reversal of a tubal ligation, what is the standard proceedure? I had a tubal ligation over twelve yrs. Ago and my boyfriend is wantting to have kids. I do not know for sure as to how my tubes were closed (tide or burnt), could there

What is the cost for a reversal of a tubal ligation, what is the standard proceedure? I had a tubal ligation over twelve yrs. Ago and my boyfriend is wantting to have kids. I do not know for sure as to how my tubes were closed (tide or burnt), could there

You : You have 2 basic options for achieving another pregnancy: surgical sterilization reversal and in vitro fertilization (ivf). I agree with dr loret de mola’s comments. Let me add a few thoughts. You need to seek care from a reproductive surgeon or reproductive endocrinologist to determine the best option for you. Your dr. Will need to know the specific technique used to cut your fallopian tubes (ideally they would like to review the operation report), your general health and some reproductive fertility assessment tests. Costs sterilization reversal surgery can cost almost as much as in ivf cycle because the surgery requires anywhere from 2-4 hours to perform in the operating room is very expensive part of the hospital. The cost is from about $8, 000 - $15, 000. Ivf cycles often come with a refund guarantee but surgery never does - and this may make ivf cheaper. Reversal and ivf sterilization reversal is one of the few reproductive surgeries that offers a high success rate. The surgery requires an operative microscope in order to remove the scar tissue around the ends of the tube that was cut and to sew them together. Not every surgeon is trained to perform microsurgery therefore you should seek out a surgeon with experience. Ivf does not require that your fallopian tubes be open. Ivf is a good option for situations in which the sterilization surgery removed a large amount of fallopian tube, the woman's age is older than 35-38 years or or there is also a male factor involved such that the sperm has a low potential for fertilizing the egg. You did not state in your question whether this is the same partner that created the first children or whether you have a new partner and he may or may not be fertile. Choices in order to choose between these 2 treatment options, we need to determine that there would be sufficient tube length at the end of the sterilization reversal surgery to yield a high probability of success compared to ivf, that your fertility potential is not compromised suggesting a small window of opportunity to achieve pregnancy, that your husband has normally functioning sperm and that you are willing to invest at least one year after surgery to achieve pregnancy. Additionally, if you're a good surgical candidate and you want to have multiple children then surgery may be a better option because we cannot always guarantee that you will have extra embryos frozen after ivf. Ivf is so success these days that there is a trend away from surgery. We often cannot reliably determine whether surgery or ivf would be the best option. We also need to look at the costs of both surgery and ivf and what insurance will pay plus whether you can have a refund guarantee for ivf. In conclusion, you probably have 2 good options for achieving another child. I predict that when you meet with your physician, at the answer to some of these questions will become more obvious. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any guarantee for reversal of tubal ligation?

Is there any guarantee for reversal of tubal ligation?

NO: It depends when and what type you had. Your specialist should be able to give you odds after he or see has evaluated everything before and after they do the surgery. If it cannot be reversed you would be a candidate for in vitro. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: reversal of tubal ligation?

Tubes "untied": Reversal of tubal ligation is a surgical attempt at re-establishing continuity of the fallopian tubes after they have been interrupted by a sterilization 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 6 months ago but dr didn't tell me what kind of procedure he did and if it was an easy reversal what procd.Do dr use more?

I had a tubal ligation 6 months ago but dr didn't tell me what kind of procedure he did and if it was an easy reversal what procd.Do dr use more?

Hard to say: Easiest way to know is ask your doctor or request your operative records. If you had the tubal ligation within days of delivery or during cesarean delivery, the tubes were likely tied and cut. If it was performed later via laparoscopy, then they may have been cauterized (burned), or a clip or ring may have been placed to block the tubes. Procedure choice is highly physician dependent. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a tubal ligation reversal?

Absolutely: The length of time your tubes are tied is a zero factor. Success depends on three factors: 1. Skill of the surgeon, 2. Length of tubal segments remaining, and 3. Age of the patient. In skilled hands, the surgery is safe and the risk of an ectopic is less than 5%. An operative report may help but is not always "accurate". Ivf is also an option but generally costs a lot more. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Tubal ligation reversal success?

Tubal ligation reversal success?

40% to 85%.: But it depends on several factors: the best candidates for tubal reversal are women younger than age 40 who had sterilization surgery immediately following childbirth. Have you considered adopting? Probably cheaper, and the success rate is 100%! and you would be doing a good thing. A very good thing. ...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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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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Ok im 32 and would like a reversal on my tubal ligation I have 3 children is it safe and what is the vitro?

Ok im 32 and would like a reversal on my tubal ligation I have 3 children is it safe and what is the vitro?

Safe is relative: Bilateral micro tubal anastomoses is as safe as any other major surgery in competent hands. The success rate may be as high as 50 to 70%. In vitro fertilization rates are usually slightly lower. Pregnancy attempts are each month after surgery but only at the time of the procedure with in vitro fertilization. ...Read more

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Do you believe in Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome. If so, how do I get a tubal reversal paid for by my insurance company?

Do you believe in Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome. If so, how do I get a tubal reversal paid for by my insurance company?

Post tubal syndrome: Yes, many women experience shortening of their menstrual cycle frequency due to an interruption of a blood vessel that traverses under the Fallopian tube from the uterus. Cycles of 18 to 21 days often occur. Reversing a tubal can be expensive and if cut in more than one place, impossible. Insurance companies almost never will pay for the procedure. ...Read more

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In 2006 i had a tubal ligation iafter the death of my daughter. We want to try again and I am 30 and we want to do the reversal. Is this possible?

It's possible.: While it is possible to have a reversal of a tubal ligation, a better option is in-vitro fertilization. Tubal reversal is not covered by insurance. It doesn't always work and increases chance of a tubal pregnancy too. Money is better spent with better chance of uncomplicated pregnancy by doing in-vitro-fertilization. And that's safer too in the long run. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are my chances of having a baby after having a tubal ligation reversal?

Could you tell me what are my chances of having a baby after having a tubal ligation reversal?

Many factors: Your chances are based on several factors, including your prior fertility, the tubal status after repair as well as presence of any male factor fertility issues. The biggest factor is age of the female partner. At age 48, your fertility declines significantly making it very difficult to conceive spontaneously even if you had not had a prior tubal ligation. Please see a fertility specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get tubal reversal after tubal ligation with clams?

Is it possible to get tubal reversal after tubal ligation with clams?

Yes: Yes. 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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Does Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome Really Exist? Will a reversal absolve the symptoms? My OB doesn't believe me, I've been suffering since.

Does Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome Really Exist? Will a reversal absolve the symptoms?  My OB doesn't believe me, I've been suffering since.

Adhesions : Please see a second opinion consult with general surgery. Studies show that adhesions between intestines sometimes happen after surgery and can cause abdominal pain. You need a full history and physical with vital signs and an exam to rule out several possible problems and probably some imaging to non invasively look at your problem. ...Read more