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What should the incision look like after a tubal ligation?

What should the incision look like after a tubal ligation?

Usually tiny: The incision after a tubal ligation depends upon the technique used: laparoscopic tubal about the size of a dime, the same as diagnostic. Laparoscopy; postpartum tubal about the size of a quarter; vaginal tubal ligation even your gynecologist won't see it; placement of the essure intrauterine device will not be visible except to a radiologist;.

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Have a lump under incision from tubal ligation. Is it bad?

Depends: I am presuming you had surgery less than a few months ago. If this is true, then it's normal.

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Had tubal ligation a week ago the day after I had my baby. I noticed there is a lump below my incision and I'm wondering if this is normal.

Had tubal ligation a week ago the day after I had my baby. I noticed there is a lump below my incision and I'm wondering if this is normal.

Possibly: There are several reasons for the swelling. It may be related to healing tissue or a reaction to a suture. It is also possible it may be a small hernia or collection of fluid that may or may not be infected. If it is painful, red, increasing in size or there is any discharge be seen by your doctor. Also be seen if you become sick in any other way, such as vomiting, abdominal pain or fever.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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

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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.

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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?

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.

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Had laparoscopic tubal ligation 3 days ago and bloody discharge is coming from belly button with odor. Incision covered with dermabond. Normal?

Had laparoscopic tubal ligation 3 days ago and bloody discharge is coming from belly button with odor. Incision covered with dermabond. Normal?

Depends: Is there pus (purulent drainage) coming from the would or is it more like a clear bloody discharge. Also, is there any redness or tenderness around it? Do you have an fever? If any of these questions are yes, the wound should be evaluated. If not, probably normal healing.

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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.

Dr. Victor Beshay
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