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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Can eggs be harvested after tubal fulguration?

Can eggs be harvested after tubal fulguration?

Yes, if only 1 side: If the procedure is done because of infection/cancer on one side, then the other is open which can be used for harvest. If your procedure is done for purpose of birtn control (tuboligation), then you can't harvest the eggs---the gates are sealed! tubal reversal usually cost 6-10 grands and success is not guaranteed. Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
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What is fulguration involving a tubal ligation?

What is fulguration involving a tubal ligation?

Burn: Fulguration means cauterization. It is safer to have a tubal ligation in the office. It is done through the vagina with a local anesthetic and no incisions. Recovery is almost immediate. ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Bilateral tubal cauterization, is this as good as laparoscopic tubal sterilization?

Bilateral tubal cauterization, is this as good as laparoscopic tubal sterilization?

It is a form of..: Tubal cauterization is a form of tubal sterilization and it does have a small failure rate depending upon where the tube is cauterized and how many times. If only once, the tube can put itself back together again and pregnancy results.(recanalization). ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Is a bilateral tubal cauterization the same as laparoscopic tubal sterilization?

Maybe , maybe not: U can do a laparoscopic sterilization by cautery or clips or other ways, either way is old fashioned, the newer safer way that I do 99.9% of all my sterilizations on my patients is in office - adiana( for about another month, until i run out of catheters) or in office essure- both are easy, my pts stay awake , takes 5 minutes, no cutting, only miss 1/2 day of work, u can read about it online. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Dale Kristle
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Can a laparoscopic tubal be reversed?

Can a laparoscopic tubal be reversed?

Yes: yes, tubals can be reversed. currently, IVF is more commonly recommended. check with a board certified infertility specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. James Okamoto
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Dr. Anthony Brignoni
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Does tubal test hurt? I am a virgin. I have an ovarian cyst so i will be undergoing laparoscopic procedure. They will also do the tubal test..

Tubal Test?: I believe you are referring a test to see if your fallopian tubes are patent ( chromopertubation). If done during the laparoscopy you will be under anesthesia and you wont feel it. Obviously you will have some pain from the surgery. Are you trying to get pregnant? Dont see the need for it unless you have problems conceiving. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Enggano
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What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?

What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?

Depends: Total recovery time for laparoscopic surgery varies but usually ranges from 1-2 weeks depending on the patient. Many women resume their daily activities within the first week of recovery. Factors such as your overall health, your support system at home, and your age will also be factors in your recovery. Follow up visits with your doctor are very important. ...Read more

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
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I have severe right shoulder when breathing deep. Constant shoulder pain otherwise. Had laparoscopic cholecystectomy and tubal ligation 3 weeks ago.

I have severe right shoulder when breathing deep. Constant shoulder pain otherwise. Had laparoscopic cholecystectomy and tubal ligation  3 weeks ago.

Family Practice: Shoulder pain is common with gallbladder disease. Even after surgical removal of your gallbladder the pain can persists. Treat it symptomatically but call your surgeon to let him know how you are feeling. ...Read more

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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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I had a laparoscopic tubal ligation done.and have some vaginal bleeding. Is it ok to use tampons? even the same day as surgery?

I had a laparoscopic tubal ligation done.and have some vaginal bleeding.  Is it ok to use tampons?  even the same day as surgery?

Check with your dr: It is not unusual to have bleeding after a tubal or any laparoscopic gynecology surgery. It is not recommended to use a tampon 2nd risk of infection. You are better off using pads. If bleeding becomes heavy greater than 1 maxi pad an hour, or associated with pain, fever, shortness of breath, light headedness.....then call doctor or go to ER ASAP ...Read more

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