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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Essure or traditional tubal ligation? Have nexplanon currently and cannot stand the weight gain since I've had it.

Essure or traditional tubal ligation? Have nexplanon currently and cannot stand the weight gain since I've had it.

Neither: At the age of 28, I would advised a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. It lasts for 5 years, has almost 100% performance rate and you do not gain weight. Your periods become lighter as well.
Ensure and tubal ligation are permanent and if in ten years, you change your mind, these methods are pretty much irreversible.
If you have the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, you can change you mind at any time. ...Read more

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Other than tubal ligation and taking a pill every day, what is the best birth control option for me if I am deathly afraid of weight gain?

Other than tubal ligation and taking a pill every day, what is the best birth control option for me if I am deathly afraid of weight gain?

LARC's are best: The number 1, best, most effective methods of pregnancy prevention for heterosexual girls and women are "forgettable LongActing Reversible Contraceptives"which include IUD's (ParaGard, Mirena, (levonorgestrel) Skyla) and subdermal implants (Implanon, Nelanon). A daily contraceptive pill is not. The option of sterilization by tubal occlusion procedures is usually chosen by women who want a more permanent method. ...Read more

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Why am i suddenly faining weight at an extremely alarming pace? I quit smoking 2 months ago, and have gained almost 40 lbs since then. I had a c-section and tubal ligation almost 8 months ago, I work out regularly, and diet religiously.... Please help, i c

Why am i suddenly faining weight at an extremely alarming pace? I quit smoking 2 months ago, and have gained almost 40 lbs since then. I had a c-section and tubal ligation almost 8 months ago, I work out regularly, and diet religiously.... Please help, i c

Very common: Almost everyone gains weight after quitting smoking, usually in the range of 5-10 pounds, but sometimes more, and occasionally much more. If you are truly limiting your calories and are exercising, I don't know why it is continuing, and you should see your doctor to rule out any metabolic problem, like thyroid disease or many others. Congrats on quitting smoking! Don't backslide over weight! ...Read more

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Doc suggests either tubal ligation or vasectomy to my husband&I so that I can stop gaining weight from hormone contraceptives. Is this a good option?

Doc suggests either tubal ligation or vasectomy to my husband&I so that I can stop gaining weight from hormone contraceptives. Is this a good option?

Maybe if older.: If still young, such as under-age 35 years, people can consider non-permanent contraception. For women, an IUD works well. Some IUDs don't even have hormones. The IUDs that do have hormones only have tiny amounts of them. For men, condoms work well. A condom has the added benefit of not leaving a glob of semen inside his partner's vagina... and thus may help decrease vaginal discharge or odor. ...Read more

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Tubal ligation. What is required to do in-vitro physically&financially? How do people pay? Finance? Up front? Pay plan through clinic? Same? S reversal?

Tubal ligation. What is required to do in-vitro physically&financially? How do people pay? Finance? Up front? Pay plan through clinic? Same? S reversal?

Reversal vs IVF: Depending on how menu children you desire. Procedures are not covered by insurance.
Cost for ivf varies from clinic to clinic. Some clinics have payment plan. Cost is $7000 to 10.000 per cycle. Reversal is less expensive in the long run. Cost varies from $5000 to $8000 and is one time expense. A hope around. Always ask for success rate of the facilities (take home babies) good luck. ...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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How long is a tubal ligation garunted for?

No time: A tubal sterilization procedure has a certain failure rate so there is never a guarantee that it will not fail. Usually it doesn't. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can a tubal ligation be reversed I am 47 years old

Yes, : Yes, a tubal ligation can be reversed. But at age 47 years old you are not likely to have viable eggs in your ovaries. The chances of natural conception and carrying a pregnancy to term at this age would be so low, that I don't know why you would consider this surgery. Mother nature only designed us to bear children until a certain age. ...Read more

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How much pain I will be in after my tubal ligation?

Very little: You should not be in very much pain after tubal ligation. Many women will return to normal activities next day although it will be sore for a few days. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of a failed tubal ligation?

What are the main symptoms of a failed tubal ligation?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy! And women who become pregnant after a tubal ligation have a higher risk of an ectopic pregnancy, which is where the pregnancy is outside the uterus (usually in the tube) and is very dangerous. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: reversal of tubal ligation?

Tubes "untied": Reversal of tubal ligation is a surgical attempt at re-establishing continuity of the fallopian tubes after they have been interrupted by a sterilization procedure. ...Read more

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Hello I am 14 days late and I have had a tubal ligation what do you think could be going on?

Take a HPT. Even a: Tubal ligation is not 100%. Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or AshermanÂ’s syndrome. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is tubal ligation safe with diabetes?

Is tubal ligation safe with diabetes?

I do not see why not: Yes. I do not see why that would be a problem. Rj. ...Read more

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Can I get tubal ligation surgery at 21?

Yes: But it is a very important decision. Although people talk about reversing this surgery, the results are variable, so assume that it will be permanent. You are young and life changes more than we think at 21. If you seek sterility there are many options without surgery. Take your time to make a decision. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a tubal ligation reversal?

Absolutely: The length of time your tubes are tied is a zero factor. Success depends on three factors: 1. Skill of the surgeon, 2. Length of tubal segments remaining, and 3. Age of the patient. In skilled hands, the surgery is safe and the risk of an ectopic is less than 5%. An operative report may help but is not always "accurate". Ivf is also an option but generally costs a lot more. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is tubal ligation safe? What are the side effects?

Yes in the right: Hands, assuming you have a good dcotor it is usually safe, I do tubals in the office by the essure method which is much easier and safer than having a laparoscopic or robotic tubal or a minilap tubal, u can go online and read about all the methods, anyone can have a complication but if done properly the risk of a problem or se is low, in my opinion essure is the safest and easiest and least pain! ...Read more

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How successful is tubal ligation reversal typically?

How successful is tubal ligation reversal typically?

Depends: Many factors play into the success of tubal reversal including age, technique of tubal ligation, length & proximity of tubes. Average success is 60%. Tubal reversal is usually not covered by insurance so you would want to compare with price for ivf. ...Read more

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What comes out when menstruating after tubal ligation?

Normal Menstruation: A tubal ligation affects only your fallopian tube. It does not affect your period and does not affect your hormones. So you continue to build up the inside lining of the uterus and shed it during your period. The lining of the uterus is what comes out. The tubal ligation does not affect this. ...Read more

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What's better a tubal ligation or the essure procedure?

What's better a tubal ligation or the essure procedure?

Tubal vs essure: They both provide permanent sterilization but the tubal requires general anesthesia and surgery into the abdomen with incisions that have to heal. It is immediately effective. An essure can be done in the office under a local cervical block and has no incisions. It takes about 3 months to become effective. You have to do a simple test at 3 months to prove the tubes are blocked. ...Read more

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What happens to the eggs after a woman has a tubal ligation?

What happens to the eggs after a woman has a tubal ligation?

Fallopian tube: Ovulation occurs into the pelvis (peritoneal cavity) and ovuum pickup is handled by the fimbriated end of the fallopian tube. After succesful ligation the tube is blocked in the mid-segment so after pickup sperm and egg cannot meet. An ovuum that is unfertilized within possibly as short as 10 hours dies and is resorbed. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...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