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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;. ...Read more

Incision (Definition)

An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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