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Doctor insights on: Tubal Sterilization Failure Rate

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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

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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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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What is the failure rate of a tubal ligation?

What is the failure rate of a tubal ligation?

Lowest in general: The failure rate of a tubal ligation is the lowest of all birth control methods. Having said that in the CREST study African American women had higher failure rates that non AA women, and younger women (under the age of 27) had a more than 20 fold higher failure rate than women over 35 y/o. ...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 is the post ablation tubal sterilization syndrome?

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

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What is post-ablation (hta) tubal sterilization syndrome?

What is post-ablation (hta) tubal sterilization syndrome?

Uncommon but painful: Women with excessive vaginal bleeding may choose to remove (destroy, ablate) the uterine lining instead of removing the uterus. Months or years after ablation, small amounts of residual monthly bleeding in the uterus builds up fluid in the blocked (tied, sterilized) tubes, causing swelling and pain in the tubes. A women can ask her ob-gyn doctor what the risk is for different ablation techniques. ...Read more

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Is a bilateral tubal cauterization the same as laparoscopic tubal sterilization?

Is a bilateral tubal cauterization the same as laparoscopic tubal sterilization?

Maybe, maybe not: U can do a laparoscopic sterilization by cautery or clips or other ways, either way is old fashioned, the newer safer way that I do 99.9% of all my sterilizations on my patients is in office - adiana (for about another month, until I run out of catheters) or in office essure- both are easy, my pts stay awake, takes 5 minutes, no cutting, only miss 1/2 day of work, u can read about it online. ...Read more

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Bilateral tubal cauterization, is this as good as laparoscopic tubal sterilization?

It is a form of..: Tubal cauterization is a form of tubal sterilization and it does have a small failure rate depending upon where the tube is cauterized and how many times. If only once, the tube can put itself back together again and pregnancy results. (recanalization). ...Read more

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How long after having a tubal sterilization Does it take to stop ovulating? I've been premenopausal since having the surgery done in 2011.

Depends: There is no correlation between tubal sterilization and cessation of ovulation. In other words, tubal ligation does not stop you from ovulating. It is debated if tubal sterilization affects ovarian blood supply and hence eventually the function of the ovaries which includes ovulation ...Read more

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I had tubal sterilization this past september and every month after my period ends two day later I get a brown discharge that last form 1 to 2 wks?

I had tubal sterilization this past september and every month after my period ends two day later I get a brown discharge that last form 1 to 2 wks?

Needs to be checked: You have continued to have spotting after the period ended for 1to 2 weeks, if you are still spotting you should have it checked by your gynecologist stress, busy and hectic lifestyle, it may be old blood which may be brown, infections can cause it too, deeper penetration during sex, polyps of uterus or cervix and irregular periods are the causes. It may be nothing serious but have it checked. ...Read more

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During my tubal ligation, my ob/gyn used a surgical instrument that is contraindicated for tubal sterilization. Is that ok to do?

Get second opinion: This story sounds incorrect. tubal ligation done properly is a very easy procedure and it is unusual that mistakes are made like this. The consequences of mistakes, like unintended pregnancy make doctors pretty careful about this stuff. Get the operative report and review it with another gyn surgeon to put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Hello I have a tubal ligation consultation this month. What is the fail rate of the tubal ligation.?

Hello I have a tubal ligation consultation this month. What is the fail rate of the tubal ligation.?

Depends on how done: It depends on the manner in which the Fallopian tubes are interrupted. Clips of the tube are less secure and have a higher failure rate. Cauterization of the tube in more the one place is more secure as well as removing a section of the tube itself. (1/10, 000 failure rate) Fallopian tubes can put themselves back together again by re-canalization. As to one reason for sterilization failure. ...Read more

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What are the fail rate of Tubal ligation Compare to the copper iud?

What are the fail rate of Tubal ligation Compare to the copper iud?

Both bad: Tubal lig. Cutting off a naturally healthy functioning part of the body God made, many health benefits to hormonal balance to ovulation, there is 4 x more risk after a tubal to get a hysterectomy later for cramps and other ; remember the egg now has to go in an unnatural path. The copper iud causes abortion killing of human life by inflamtion;more infections, try natural family planning nfp. Org ...Read more

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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

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I had an ablation and tubal ligation 5 years ago. I'm considering a tubal reversal. What are my risks and success rate of having a healthy baby?

I had an ablation and tubal ligation 5 years ago. I'm considering a tubal reversal. What are my risks and success rate of having a healthy baby?

Probably: In my experience, 80-90% of tubal ligations can be reversed and generally with good results. I respectfully agree with the last answer and most skilled reproductive surgeons have excellent results with ectopic rates of 5% or less and pregnancy rates in the 60-70+% range depending on age. Surgery can be done as an outpatient with an overnight stay. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why is nexplanon have a higher effectiveness rate then other birth control options or tubal ligation?

Why is nexplanon have a higher effectiveness rate then other birth control options or tubal ligation?

Highly effective: The main reason nexplanon is so effective is that it does not require that you remember to do something - the largest cause of birth control pill failure is forgetting to take the pill. Tubal ligation has a very low failure rate, but it is possible for the surgery to fail to close the tubes completely (the reported rate of failure of tubal ligation is up to 1 in 200 (1 in 2000 for nexlanon) ...Read more

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Can an X-ray show if your tubal ligation was a success or failure?

No: A plain x-ray will only show the presence of the 2 metallic clips placed (presumably) on the tube. The only x-ray study that could prove that the tubes are blocked by the ligation clips is a Hysterosalpingogram (HSG). A tiny catheter is placed in the uterine cavity and contrast (dye) is injected to show that the contrast stops at the clips and doesn't go beyond that point. ...Read more

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I had a tubal ligation during my cesarean, but got MRSA three days after surgery. Could this have caused tubal ligation failure? No doctor will answer

More Information: Where was the mrsa? What do you mean no doctor will answer. Your surgeon has to answer you. Have you asked your surgeon? You are their patient. You have rights. But, tubal ligation is not in any way negated by a post operative complication. The tubes are cut, their ends are burned to a crisp an the tubes themselves are squished in clips or tied repeatedly. ...Read more

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