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How long after laparoscopic sterilization can one exercise and do other things.

How long after laparoscopic sterilization can one exercise and do other things.

If it is: Laparoscopic tubal ligation, you should have minimal disability. Talk to your gyn for specifics, but i think you should be ok after a week or so. ...Read more

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Mentally retarded adult males and sterilization? Back to days of the titicutt follies?

Mentally retarded adult males and sterilization? Back to days of the titicutt follies?

Hope not : Hopefully there are no more facilities such as bridgewater state hospital or we'll have to rely on mr. Wiseman to expose such crude treatment of people. Male sterilization on someone not competent to sign consent has his conservator or guardian hopefully making the right decision for them. ...Read more

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I have been told I have post sterilization syndrome and my only option is a hysterectomy how long will it before i feel better?

I have been told I have post sterilization syndrome and my only option is a hysterectomy how long will it before i feel better?

Hysterectomy : Unsure what you mean by post sterilization syndrome? If you had some type of tubal occlusion procedure (essure, adiana, or ligation) and nothing afterwards then usually this will pass with time and use of drugs like ibuprofen. If you also had an endometrial ablation, and experience intolerable cyclic pain, then hysterectomy is solution (only removal of uterus) hopefully vaginally or lap. ...Read more

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What types of female sterilization exist?

What types of female sterilization exist?

Tubal ligation: There is tubal ligation, in which the fallopian tubes are cut, closed, clipped, or otherwise made so that they are not open any more. A number of different techniques can be used for this. The other type is hysterectomy, in which the uterus is removed. Hysterectomy is typically reserved for diseases or abnormalities that make it medically necessary to remove the uterus, rather than a female’s desi ...Read more

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What are our options for sterilization? Either she or I might do it.

What are our options for sterilization? Either she or I might do it.

3 Options: For men, vasectomy. For women, either laparoscopic tubal ligation or essure. My recommendation is to have either vasectomy or essure since they are both office procedures, no general anesthesia, and have little recovery time. Review the essure website for more info, this procedure is done easily and most women prefer it to having to drag their men to an urology appointment. ...Read more

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Do women have to be a certain age to get a tubal sterilization?

Do women have to be a certain age to get a tubal sterilization?

No: If you're old enough to have children, you're old enough to decide not to. I believe it truly is a personal choice & my job is to review all options, alternatives, & do what's best & safest for my patient. Ultimate decision is hers. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i've had tubal sterilization in terms of recovery?

What does it mean if i've had tubal sterilization in terms of recovery?

Short Recovery OK: A laparoscopic tubal ligation only requires 1-2 days of recovery & the incisions are small enough that early activity won't cause harm. So if you feel well, it's ok to resume activities. On the other hand, if you had an essure procedure, recovery is not needed as only mild cramps are experienced (if any). If you have pain or experience more than the above, call your doc. Take care. ...Read more

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How to convince a doctor to perform essure sterilization?

How to convince a doctor to perform essure sterilization?

Just ask : Essure is a simple and easy method to prevent unplanned pregnancy, I see you are in Chicago, you should no problems finding an experienced OBgyn who would be happy to perform this procedure for you. ...Read more

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How uncomfortable is a female sterilization surgery?

How uncomfortable is a female sterilization surgery?

Not bad with Essure: Female sterilization can now be done in the office with a local block. It's the same set-up as a pap smear, most patients feel only mild cramps & leave for home without any problems. Ask your gyn for more info or look up essure.Com. It's a good way to avoid general anesthesia, incisions, or the usual risks of surgery. And, more effective long term! (ps-vasectomy is even less uncomfortable for you). ...Read more

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