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Long Term Health Risks Of Tubectomy
Does a tubal ligation cut off all blood supply to uterus?
What are the side effects, and are there any long-term side effects besides sterility?
We have a large family history of health problems. Would it be a good decision to get a tubal ligation? I don't want to get pregnant due to the risks.
CPE/GYN: Have a family while you are young and healthy. I suggest a comprehensive medical and GYN exam and if all s well: start your family. ...Read more
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
What are the odds of pregnancy post tubal ligation 4.5yrs ago? Anything to do besides surgery to increase these odds? I'm in good health and am 27yo.
Yes: Unlikely you would get pregnant without significant assisted reproduction. These days, it is probably more successful and less invasive and maybe less expensive to go through ivf rather than tubal reconnection. You definitely need a consult with a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinologist). ...Read more
Is there any connection between my diet / daily routine and vaginal health( odor, discharge w/o std? Can a tubal ligation initiate irregularity?
Ia tubal ligation the same as my last 2yrs ago,i have been experiencing very heavy longer cyles i went from having a 3 -4days lomg to 8days?
Endometrial ablation: There are lots of treatment options you can discuss with your doctor. Lysteda is a nonhormone medication designed for heavy periods. Some benefit from birth control pills, patch or nuvaring. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can stop your period in some cases. Consider an endometrial ablation such as genesys hta if you are done having children. These can be done in the safely and comfortably in the office. ...Read more
Anytime: Tubal ligations can be performed 1 day after delivery. It may also be done anytime afterwards. ...Read more
No need to wait: There is no need to wait. You can donate plasma any time.. ...Read more
No recovery w Essure: Essure is a simple technique to provide permanent birth control that can be done easily in the office in a few minutes under local anesthesia. There is no recovery since no incisions are made. You can resume normal activites when it is over. It has the lowest failure rate of any method. The inserts cause tubal scarring over 3 months effectively sealing the tubes closed without surgery. ...Read more
Depends how the tuba: Tubal was done, douching not recommended, you can use tampons usually with your next period , if your periods are heavy, then on my patients after I have done an in office tubal on them going through the cervix into the uterus ( no cutting) takes 5 minutes, they can have an in office endometrial ablation so you will not have any more periods or very light ones so no more tampons! ...Read more
Can tubal ligation be done in office? How long does it take? What steps do I take? What r side effects? Recovery time? Cost? Pros/cons?
Yes: Essure is a great sterilization method. It takes about 20 minutes. You meet w/ dr. Obtain history, etc. Most drs will give you rx for meds to take before procedure to decrease spasm of tube, bleeding and pain. Side effects minimal, little cramping. Recovery 1 day. Cost depend on your insurance carrier. Pros are 1) highest efficacy, 2) super low risk. Con) sometimes difficult to place essure. ...Read more
Very rare: Although listed as a possibility, this is extremely rare. These days most surgeons not only tie the ends, but also cauterize each side. The chance of both sides coming untied and rejoining despite being cauterized is very, very low. ...Read more
How long after a tubal ligation procedure is it safe to have an orgasim per oral? The dr used the bands and not clips and didn't have to cauterize.
Right away: It appears that you had your tubes tied and not implants for sterilization. These methods are effective immediately. ...Read more
When comfortable is ok.
If it hurts do not. ...Read more
I had a tubal ligation done this past Wednesday. I now look like 5 months pregnant. how long will I be swollen? Went to dr today and bowels are good.
Should be resolving: You have had a recent evaluation by your surgeon which is reassuring. Monitor for fever, nausea, vomiting, persistent or increasing swelling/bloating, if that is the case, call or see your surgeon again. Walk around as tolerated, which may assist the swelling to subside ...Read more
7 days post tubal ligation. How long till shoulder pain should subside? Is still very painful upon inhaling or coughing.
How long does bleeding last after a vaginal delivery and tubal ligation? also do you start having menstral like cramp a week after all this?
Totally depends: It's believed breastfeeding & massage of the uterus causes accelerated uterine contractions (crampy) & thus faster termination of the PP bleeding. Heavy bleeding should stop before you leave the hospital. If you have a blood dyscrasia, like Factor V Leiden or a hemophilia, you will bleed much longer. If you keep bleeding, develop a fever & bleeding smells bad, get checked for retained placenta. ...Read more