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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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Is there an age requirement for sterilization in women?

Is there an age requirement for sterilization in women?

Age for sterilize F: I would not think it needs to be done if she has had menopause. Otherwise it is her choice once she reaches age of consent for SC. Check with your local sheriff or lawyer ...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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Tubal sterilization done. What to know if burned & what is a suture knot?

Tubal sterilization done. What to know if burned & what is a suture knot?

Tube blockage: Tubes can be clipped, tied, burned (cauterized), excised, ringed, or a combination of the above. Burned or cauterized tubes block the tube and is one way to provide "permanent" sterilization. The failure rate is approximately 1-2/3000. A suture knot is the tied end of a ligature & will dissolve with time unless permanent suture was used. Burning or tying can both be used for a tubal ligation. ...Read more

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What makes a baby feeding bottle unsterile? If i take it after the sterilization cycle is complete, how much time does it stay sterile?

What makes a baby feeding bottle unsterile? If i take it after the sterilization cycle is complete, how much time does it stay sterile?

Very Quickly: Unless you wear sterile gloves, the bottle becomes unsterile very quickly. Essentialy as soon as you touch the bottle. However, the bottle still stays very clean. Being very clean is typically more than enough to keep your baby safe and healthy. ...Read more

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Can one go for sterilization op while on menstruation?

It depends on type: If the sterilization is done through the abdomen surgically rather than a Fallopian tube "plug" procedure then that can be done at any time. The Fallopian tube "plug" requires clear vision when done through the hysteroscope and heavy bleeding makes the procedure more technically difficult at menses. ...Read more

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How do I find health insurance that covers sterilization?

How do I find health insurance that covers sterilization?

What state?: In california, there is a state-sponsored family planning program that covers all types of birth control, annual exams, & permanent sterilization (lsc tubal, essure) procedures. Family pact (sofp) can be signed up for in most offices if you qualify (income based eligibility). Check with planned parenthood if you have one in your state & good luck with your search. Private insurance works too. ...Read more

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Do u know where to get sterilization reversed for free or at a good price?

Do u know where to get sterilization reversed for free or at a good price?

Good price - yes: If you want to reverse a female sterilization (tubal ligation) this is a much more complex surgery than tying the tubes and needs to be done by a specialist surgeon with microsurgical training, or with robotic-assisted surgery. I would not expect anyone to perform this for free. As for a good price for sugery - care in texas at www.Tubalreversalusa.Com are good surgeons, and it costs less than ivf. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about sterilization. is it better to have it yourself or have the husband have the snip?

Personal decision: I tend to favor the idea of the man getting the honors. By the time a couple is considering sterilization a woman has usually gone through a birth or two. Time for the man to pay the price for worry free enjoyment of sex! ...Read more

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What is the post ablation tubal sterilization syndrome?

Cyclic pain...: Some women with a history of both an ablation procedure and a tubal sterilization procedure will have pain around the same time each month. This is caused by menstrual bleeding in the tube that can't escape because the ablation blocked the tube on one side and the sterilization blocked it on the other. As a result, the tube can become distended with menstrual blood and this hurts! Best wishes! ...Read more