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What is the typical recovery time for a tubal ligation?

What is the typical recovery time for a tubal ligation?

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.

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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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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?

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.

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What is a recovery time for a c-section and tubal ligation?

What is a recovery time for a c-section and tubal ligation?

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.

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How many times could a tubal ligation fail?

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.

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Can the tubal ligation fail with in a 3 month time frame?

A tubal can fail: At any time if you think you are pregnant please see your obgyn asap as #1 you need to know if you are and #2 if you had a tubal then you have an increased chance that it could be (hopefully not) an ectopic pregnancy caught in the tube if you are pregnant.

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Can you get tubal ligation same time as rhinoplasty procedure?

Possibly: If you can find a gyn and rhinoplasty surgeon to work together I can not think of any contraindications to combining the procedures!

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How successful is a tubal ligation reversal & is there a time restriction on when it is best?

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.

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I had a tubal ligation in 2014. And for the first time I'm late 10 days, no period. What's happening?

Period: Although you had a tubaligation, there is a failure rate. I would check a home pregnancy test. I would then talk to your doctor or gynecologist.

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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?

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.

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If I had a tubal ligation and I been pregnant 4 times is mt tubes tied?

Tubes: Your tubes may have been tied, but may have reconnected on their own. At least one tube is open if you are getting pregnant.

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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

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.

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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?

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.

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This is the first time in my life my period hasn't stopped. I am 41 years old and have had a tubal ligation about 10 years ago. This is the 12th day?

This is the first time in my life my period hasn't 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.

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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

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

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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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?!?!

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?!?!

It is possible: Tubal ligation is about 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. That means there is a chance you could be pregnant. It is just a very small chance. You should get an OTC pregnancy test or see your doctor to see if you are pregnant.

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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.

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.