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I have a question about ectopic pregnancies after a tubal ligation. Higher risk than before?

I have a question about ectopic pregnancies after a tubal ligation. Higher risk than before?

Yes: It is a relative risk. Risk of pregnancy is tremendously decreased for obvious reason. But if it happens the risk of ectopic is higher. If a period is missed immediately do a pregnancy test. If positive called your ob/gyn asap. ...Read more

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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


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How good is a tubal ligation?

Depends: It depends on the type of tubal ligation. If you had your tubes cut and tied at the time of a cesarean delivery, it fails about 1 time in 400. If you had a clip placed on the tube it is usually around 1:300. The newer tubal ligations where we put a coil or plug in the tubes are better and fail really rarely. ...Read more

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How painful is a tubal ligation?

Depends on procedure: Most patients now opt for an in office procedure called the essure. The one i did this morning in my office took less than two minutes and the patient and i were chatting the entire time. ...Read more

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Different type of tubal ligation?

Clipping vs scarring: There are two ways of doing this. The first, more traditional, is to surgically clip the tubes, tying each end so fertilization cannot occur. A newer way is to insert a coil (example: essure) that causes the tube to constrict and scar down, no longer allowing passage of sperm upward, or eggs downward. This is usually performed without surgery so it can be less expensive and faster recovery. ...Read more

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How badly can a tubal ligation hurt?

Everyone's different: If you are worried about pain after sterilization then you might want to consider the essure tubal as I have seen very little pain experenced after it as there is no cutting or burning with it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about tubal ligation?

Tubal ligation: Since you didn't ask anything more specific: it is very safe, it is highly effective, it should be considered to be permanent. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a tubal ligation?

Not sure of what you: are asking once your doctor says it is ok, Then you can resume unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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What is getting a tubal ligation like?

Depends: Is it being done at the time of a c-section or just the tubal? If done at the time of c-section, you won't even know you had it. If as a stand-alone surgery, you will have pain from the incision(s) but it resolves very quickly. Your obgyn should be able to give you specific details of how he/she does it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to expect after a tubal ligation?

U shoudl feel happy : And relieved that you cannot get pregnant, u need to ask the doc who does your tubal because it depends how it was done, I do in office essure tubals, easy takes 5 minutes minimal discomfort during and after only miss a few hrs of work, u are awake for the procedure, if your doc does laparoscopic tubal , will be in a lot of pain for a few days and will miss 2-7 days of work and u are put under. ...Read more