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What Does Tubal Sterilization Incision Look Like
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;. ...Read more
Depends: I am presuming you had surgery less than a few months ago. If this is true, then it's normal. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I'm 4 weeks pp and also had a tubal ligation and experiencing horrible pain on left lowelowe abdomen right above incision. Feels like a burning cut fr?
Contact your OB MD: You need to contact your OB MD and explain your symptoms and if necessary go back to the office for a examination. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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