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Tubectomy Recovery Time
Yes: Recovery after tubal ligation depends upon the method used if you've had general anesthesia and a procedure that entered the abdominal procedure ie a post partum tubal or laparoscopy recovery can be 5 to 7 days. If you've had a vaginal tubal; several days. If you've had hysterscopic placement of the essure, my patient's recovery is immediate. ...Read more
Can tubal ligation be done in office? How long does it take? What steps do I take? What r side effects? Recovery time? Cost? Pros/cons?
Yes: Essure is a great sterilization method. It takes about 20 minutes. You meet w/ dr. Obtain history, etc. Most drs will give you rx for meds to take before procedure to decrease spasm of tube, bleeding and pain. Side effects minimal, little cramping. Recovery 1 day. Cost depend on your insurance carrier. Pros are 1) highest efficacy, 2) super low risk. Con) sometimes difficult to place essure. ...Read more
2-6 weeks: Most women feel pretty good after a c-section. The recovery is typically about 6 weeks but is progressively better after the first week or two. Most women stay in the hospitalm3-4 days. We recommend no driving for 2 weeks and no heavy lifting for about 6 weeks. Tubal ligation during c-sections does not affect recovery. ...Read more
Not often: The rate of tubal failure depends on the technique used but is roughly 1/400. When I have a patient experience a tubal failure i recommend removing the tubes completely so that it does not happen again. The lowest rate of tubal failure is with essure in patients who do the confirmatory xray (hsg) 3 months after the procedure. ...Read more
Varies: There is no specific time restriction, it works as well sooner and later. results vary with "how" the ligation was down. Generally use of clips (Hulka, Filshie) or rings (Yoon, Fallope) give the best reversals, postpartum (Pomeroy) type ligations are often also very good. Anything involving cautery ("burning") usually will give a less good result. ...Read more
I had a tubal ligation in 2014. And for the first time I'm late 10 days, no period. What's happening?
I had a tubal ligation in 2004 and my periods usually last 6 days but this time it's slowing down pretty quick. What could be wrong?
Probably nothing: Menstrual cycle variation is normal, especially after age 35. If still uncertain, perform a pregnancy test now and in 1 week. If negative, cycles will usually return to normal. If positive, see your doctor immediately, due to the high risk of a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more
Can your cycle vary after a tubal ligation my period sometimes start by the third of the month and some times a week or two later
That : That would be unusual as tubal ligation usually does not affect the cycle. If your period has become irregular, please see your doctor for an evaluation if it is any heavier, very irregular, or you have spotting. Please be sure your pap smear is up to date. In extremely rare circumstances, women with a tubal ligation can become pregnant, so if your period is late or if you had any pain you would have to be seen immediately. ...Read more
I had a tubal ligation 20 years ago. Had unprotected sex for the first time and now have all symptoms of being pregnant. Is this possible?
Unlikely, but yes: There are a few rare cases of women who got pregnant after tubal ligation. Have you missed a period? If so, consider taking a pregnancy test. What are your symptoms? There is probably a much better explanation. You should see your doctor to discuss further. Best wishes. ...Read more
This is the first time in my life my period hasnt stopped. I am 41 years old and have had a tubal ligation about 10 years ago. This is the 12th day ?
A few possibilities: Usually this is caused by hormonal irregularities or a problem with the clotting system. A clinical exam and probably blood tests are needed to determine the cause. The good news is that most of the time periods will return to normal. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have had three children a year apart from each other after the last one I had a tubal ligation now every time I have my period it comes early, why?
Probably normal: periods are normally 21-42 days apart. If you fall in that window, don't worry. ...Read more
I've been having ovary pain with a lot of clear discharge, it happens 2-4 times a month, is this normal? Tubal ligation 16 months ago
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment ...Read more
Ever since I've had my tubal ligation I've been in horrible pain. Every time I ovulate or have my period the pain is unbearable. What can i do?
Talk to your doctor: While you could have some scar tissue from the tubal ligation causing pain, it is more likely that your previous contraceptive was treating the pain and your problem now isn't the surgery but the fact that you have stopped that contraceptive. Your doctor should be able to make some suggestions for treating the pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What are the possibilities of being pregnant 6 weeks post tubal ligation? The required intercourse wait time was not obeyed. I'm having pregnancy sym
Small: There is a possibility that you were already very early pregnant when you had the tubal ligation or that your tubes were not completely occluded (how high this is depends on how the tubal was done) but over all the risk of a failed tubal is 1 in 400. Failures are more frequent if the tubal was done immediately after a delivery either vaginally or by c-section. Check a test and repeat it in a week ...Read more
Since tubal ligation 9 mo. Ago, I have terrible cramping every time after sex lasting hours or days. Never did prior to this. What is cause of this?
Not normal: Should not be from the tubal, i assume it was laparoscopic, I do my transcervcal in the office by the essure method, safer , easier , less chance for problems, u need to see your gyn as u need an exam and ultrasound, u may need a diagnostic laparosocpy to see if u have adhesions or other problems. ...Read more
I have a fibroid in my uterine cavity that will likely require surgery. Can I get a tubal ligation at the same time? I’m 49.
Gave birth 4/23, had tubal ligation 4/24, had sex 4/30 and several times since then with no protection. Could I be pregnant?!?!
I had a tubal ligation done seven years ago.I have noticed the last three years an amonia smell around the time i will start my period.
Bacterial vaginosis: Foul smelling discharge needs to be evaluated. The most common cause is a nonsexually transmitted overgrowth of bacteria called bacterial vaginosis. Testing for other sexually transmitted disease may need to be done as well. This vaginal odor is not related to having your tubes tied. ...Read more
I had a tubal ligation done feb 2012 my menstral cycle started in jan 2013 and started the same time until now i'm 5 days late could i be pregnant?
Preg after tubal: Yes it is possible, rarely a pregnancy can occur after tubal. If you have abdominal pain go see your obgyn or pcp immediately it can be a sign of ectopic pregnancy. If there is no abdominal pain, you can wait about 2 weeks and if no menstrual cycle go ahead and get a urine pregnancy test. ...Read more
Hi.What's the preg possibility if youve had a tubal ligation and use birth control pills as instructed?Every day,same time?Thanks
Can I be pregnant after tubal ligation? I had my tubes cut/burnt 4.5 years ago and have regular periods since then. For the first time im late 5 days.
It's possible: Tubal ligation does have a failure rate associated with it. Various studies give different numbers, but it's generally quoted as about 1 in 250 woman can get pregnant after a tubal. The failure rate is actually lowest the first year after the tubal and rises very slightly in subsequent years. You might consider a home pregnancy test if you are concerned. ...Read more
I am having heavy bleeding and big clots during my period this time and that's never happened. I had a tubal ligation done 5 yrs. Ago. What is wrong?
Heavy periods: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. ...Read more
Could i be pregnant at 40 years old and had my tubal ligation done 10 years ago because I have lower abdiomal and back pain? Dizziness, going to bathroom more regular, sleep alot, can't get comfortable at night time, feel full, my breat are big and heavy.
Maybe: Clamps, probably hulka or filshie clips are the easiest to reverse and should give you the highest success rates. Even at 40, you should have good odds. Just make sure that you find a fertility specialist that has a lot of experience and expertise in microsurgical tubal reversals, your partner has a normal sperm count, you have a normal fsh and amh level and noting else obvious is wrong. ...Read more
Is it possible to be pregnant 4 months after tubal ligation? In the same time im breast feeding my baby
Likely not: Tubal ligations can reverse themselves over many years, but if it was done correctly and thoroughly, then no, the odds are very low. If there are reasons that you think you might be pregnant, consult your OB right away. ...Read more
C-Section/Tubal Ligation 8/14. Normal cycle started 10/13/14. Next cycle 11/15/14. Started cycle again today 11/30. Part-time breast feeding. Dying?
Why dying?: Are you feeling really bad from this early period? You could be anemic if you are postpartum and have too frequent periods, which could make you feel very weak. Irregular periods are common following tubal ligation. Being post-partum and breast feeding can also result in irregular periods. If you feel very weak and drained, you should get the hemoglobin level in your blood checked. ...Read more
33. Urinated 8 times in less than 12 hours. No burning. Had tubal ligation in 8/2014. Have had some abdominal pressure off/on. Is this ovarian cancer?
Urination: I am not sure exactly why you jumped to the topic of ovarian cancer. If you feel your frequent urination is not normal then schedule a visit to be evaluated for a bladder infection. Pelvic pressure is a complex topic with many causes. A thorough evaluation is needed to determine the cause. An Obgyn can help begin the process. ...Read more