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Postablative syndrome- tubal ligation 17yrs ago. History of ovarian cyst. 2 ablations 4&8yrs ago. Should I get total or partial hyster 45yrs old?

Postablative syndrome- tubal ligation 17yrs ago. History of ovarian cyst. 2 ablations 4&8yrs ago. Should I get total or partial hyster 45yrs old?

Depends.: If you have a family history of ovarian cancer then you should consider having your ovaries removed. If you have menopause symptoms, recurrent cysts or other problems related to your ovaries then you may consider removing your ovaries. This would cause menopause and likely cause some symptoms. Need to have a detailed discussion with your doctor to help you decide what is best. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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Can you get ovarian cysts after a tubal ligation?

Can you get ovarian cysts after a tubal ligation?

Yes, but: Yes you can although they are almost never related to each other. ...Read more

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I was at the Dr. Today for multiple ovarian cysts on both ovaries and the Dr. Talked about tubal ligation as relief for the pain why?

I was at the Dr. Today for multiple ovarian cysts on both ovaries and the Dr. Talked about tubal ligation as relief for the pain why?

PCOD: You have PCOD. Tubal ligation is for birth control.....no role in pain. Hormonal pills, pregnancy, Metfomin will help resolve cysts......there by pain. You will need pain control in the mean time. Your age parity status will clarify further. ...Read more

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Can tubal ligation cause pelvic congestion syndrome? Used filshie clips

Can tubal ligation cause pelvic congestion syndrome? Used filshie clips

Short answer: Yes: If your symptoms began within days to weeks following ligation, and no other findings exist on regular workup, you may have a variant of Post-Tubal Ligation Syndrome. You should seek out an expert on Chronic Pelvic Pain. Reversal of the ligation is sometimes possible and your symptoms may subside.

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

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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Is post tubal ligation syndrome real? Feel like im going crazy I have about 75% of the so called symptoms. My dr said its just in my head.

Is post tubal ligation syndrome real? Feel like im going crazy I have about 75% of the so called symptoms. My dr said its just in my head.

Do not be minimized: Whether in your head or abdomen, your symptoms should be fully heard and evaluated. Even if symptoms are in our head, they may indicate something is bothering us. ...Read more

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What is post ablation tubal ligation syndrome?

What is post ablation tubal ligation syndrome?

A pain syndrome.: A very small percentage of women will experience a pain syndrome after having a uterine ablation. It is not dangerous but can be very painful. Many women have pain with intercourse. Many women will require hysterectomy to treat this syndrome. ...Read more

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Is any doctors that will treat post tubal ligation syndrome  (PTLS) by surgery in Alabama Georgia or Florida?

Is any doctors that will treat post tubal ligation syndrome  (PTLS) by surgery in Alabama Georgia or Florida?

Yes: Depending on the severity of pain, they can help you determine the right course for you. I am located in South Florida if you live in the area. We can schedule a consult to discuss this further.
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Is post tubal ligation syndrome a real thing? A friend suggested that this is the source of some of my problems, but my resesrch shows mixed reviews.

Perhaps: It is a controversial subject for people who have had a tubal ligation and an endometrial ablation. If you have had both of these things then it might be worth asking your doctor about. ...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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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

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How long does the pain last after having a tubal ligation?

How long does the pain last after having a tubal ligation?

Short time: Usually laparoscopic tubal ligation pain should last for just a few days (2-4 days); if a larger abdominal incision is made after vaginal delivery then the pain may be a little longer. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to have a tubal ligation done in north carolina?

How old do you have to be to have a tubal ligation done in north carolina?

Tubal sterilization: I practiced in nc for 17 years; at the time I left women 21 years and older routinely got tubal ligations. Was this a good idea? Probably sometimes, yes, but often no. ...Read more

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Is there any chance that you can have another child after you have had a tubal ligation?

Quite possibly: You may still have an excellent chance of pregnancy with ivf, and/or you might be a candidate for tubal anastomosis ('tubal reversal.') how good your chances are can depend on many factors besides the tubal ligation; a reproductive endocrinologist can help you learn more about these options. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of a tubal ligation?

None: There should be no side effects from a tubal ligation except the inability to get pregnant. ...Read more

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What is a real cure for all post tubal ligation symptoms?

Progesterone: I have had great success with using natural Progesterone or other simple hormone support methods for the rare woman who develops post-tubal ligation syndrome. ...Read more

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How do you recover after tubal ligation with endometriosis?

How do you recover after tubal ligation with endometriosis?

Separate entitities: Occasionally, when tubal sterilization is performed laparoscopically, a surgeon may tell a patient after the procedure that he/she has seen blue or white lesions suggesting endometriosis. The extent of those lesions does not necessarily correspond with any discomfort from endometriosis. Endometriosis, once diagnosed, needs to be dealt with independently. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some experience in pregnany with a tubal ligation?

Can you tell me some experience in pregnany with a tubal ligation?

Tubal reversal: The success rate of pregnancy after this procedure ranges from 40-85%, depending on age, type of initial tubal ligation, length of the remaining fallopian tubes, amount of scar tissue in the pelvis, and the surgeon's skill. ...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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No sex since November 8, 2014. What could cause a light menstrual that lasts 10 days? Had a tubal ligation in 2008

No sex since November 8, 2014. What could cause a light menstrual that lasts 10 days? Had a tubal ligation in 2008

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections and hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Does a woman's period change after she has a tubal ligation?

Does a woman's period change after she has a tubal ligation?

No: Periods should not change after tubal ligation. The reason some women report menstrual changes after tubal ligations may be a coincidence or because of discontinuation of other birth control methods, such as the pills, which tend to control the menstrual cycle well. ...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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How soon after having a caesarian section can you get a tubal ligation?

During the C-section: A tubal ligation is usually performed during the c-section after the baby is delivered. This is to prevent another surgery in the future and any undesired pregnancy that could occur during the recovery period after the c-section. The tubal ligation provides immediate contraception and only takes an additional 5 minutes to perform. ...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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Is rectal bleeding normal after a tubal ligation?

Is rectal bleeding normal after a tubal ligation?

No: Not usually. Best to get it properly checked out, diagnosed and treated. Do not ignore ...Read more

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Is the monthly period more painful after tubal ligation?

Is the monthly period more painful after tubal ligation?

No: Your tubal will have nothing to do with your period. Most women have been on some form of ocp, and have nicely controlled periods, including pain. Once you stop the meds, your period may or may not be painful. But, if you would have stopped the pills and didn't have the tubal, you would have still had the pains. Some women go back on the pill for pain management. ...Read more

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Why do you still get your period after having a tubal ligation?

Why do you still get your period after having a tubal ligation?

Out of the loop: Normal menstruation depends only on 1) a funtioning endometrium, 2) an open cervix, and 3) a hormonal sequence (estrogen then progestin, then progestin withdrawal) from the ovaries in response to timed hypothalamic/pituitary signals. Thus, a woman with a working uterus, endometrium, ovaries, and pituitary can have a period. Notice the fallopian tubes are not part of the loop. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to have sex after having a tubal ligation?

After recovery: You may resume intercourse after tubal ligation once you have fully recovered from the surgical procedure. Your doctor will inform you of the recovery time duration. ...Read more

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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

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Is there a direct link between tubal ligation and endometriosis? And is endometriosis genetic?

Is there a direct link between tubal ligation and endometriosis? And is endometriosis genetic?

No/YEs: No direct link but yes there is a genetic component to endometriosis. Many parents and siblings and families have it. But it may be more or less severe in different family members. Some women may have pain symptoms and others infertility, or both. ...Read more

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I had a tubal ligation in 2014. And for the first time I'm late 10 days, no period. What's happening?

Period: Although you had a tubaligation, there is a failure rate. I would check a home pregnancy test. I would then talk to your doctor or gynecologist. ...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