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What is the reason why tubal ligation is usually done right after giving birth?

What is the reason why tubal ligation is usually done right after giving birth?

Post-partum tubal: Because 1) she is in the hospital, 2) may be at risk for pregnancy after going home, 3) it is done easily through an incision right below the navel - the uterus is still large enough to access her tubes that way. The next opportunity is 6 weeks later; this requires laparoscopy because the smaller uterus is now behind the pubic bone, and her tubes can no longer be accessed easily from above. ...Read more

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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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How soon after giving birth can one get a tubal ligation?

How soon after giving birth can one get a tubal ligation?

Immediately: As long as you are 150% sure you are done having children, a lot of ob/gyn will do the surgery right after delivery or the following day by making a half inch incision under your belly button and tie both fallopian tubes. Many like to do it right after delivery especially if you had an epidural. Some like to wait 3-6+ mos after delivery the make sure you are sure about having your tubes tied. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant 11 years after having a tubal ligation; done 3 months after giving birth.

What are the chances of getting pregnant 11 years after having a tubal ligation; done 3 months after giving birth.

While quite low: Pregnancy is not impossible after tubal ligation. Depending on how the procedure was performed, "fail rates" while low, are non-zero. So, if you believe you're pregnant, take a hpt AND see your OB ASAP so that if you are pregnant you can start proper care or have all possible decisions open to you. Best of luck!! ...Read more

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I am 33 year old women and have 2 kids . I am thinking about tubal ligation . I want advice ? Is that better with essure permanent birth control?

I am 33 year old  women and have 2 kids . I am thinking about tubal ligation . I want advice ? Is that better with essure  permanent birth control?

Essure effective: Essure provides sterilization by using small flexible microinserts which help the tubes to naturally occlude. Three months alter an hsg is ordered to confirm that the tubes are blocked. This has allowed essure to have the lowest failure rate compared to other methods. Another advantage us that it is incision-less. Talk with your md about risks/benefits and visit essure.Com for more info. ...Read more

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Im not trying to conceive . I have had tubal ligation. My estrogen level is 30 its in menapuasal status. Worried what the reason is. Have had CT ..Ok?

Im not trying to conceive . I have had tubal ligation. My estrogen level is 30 its in menapuasal status. Worried what the reason is. Have had CT ..Ok?

Premature menopause: Menopause before age 40 is not usual but not uncommon particularly if your mother or sisters had an early menopause. It is important to replace estrogen when menopause occurs at an early age. See your doctor about how to do this safely. ...Read more

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Why is nexplanon have a higher effectiveness rate then other birth control options or tubal ligation?

Why is nexplanon have a higher effectiveness rate then other birth control options or tubal ligation?

Highly effective: The main reason nexplanon is so effective is that it does not require that you remember to do something - the largest cause of birth control pill failure is forgetting to take the pill. Tubal ligation has a very low failure rate, but it is possible for the surgery to fail to close the tubes completely (the reported rate of failure of tubal ligation is up to 1 in 200 (1 in 2000 for nexlanon) ...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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29 y/o Spotting one week after a normal 6 day period. Has never happened before, and no birth control had a bilateral tubal ligation April 2013.

29 y/o Spotting one week after a normal 6 day period. Has never happened before, and no birth control had a bilateral tubal ligation April 2013.

See below: There are a number of reasons for an unusual cycle or abnormal bleeding. Multiple factors can affect the normal hormonal control of your cycle, including emotional stress and rapid change in weight, severe illness, thyroid problems etc. etc.**A visit to your gynecologist is needed to be sure nothing more serious is causing your spotting. For helpful information go to: http://bit.ly/19cKee5 ...Read more

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I had tubal ligation in 2011. I had ablation in may 2013. I still have a period, but it's much lighter. Do i need to take more birth control?

I had tubal ligation in 2011. I had ablation in may 2013. I still have a period, but it's much lighter. Do i need to take more birth control?

Not necessarily: You would have no need for birth control if your tubes are blocked. Hormonals could be used to stop your menses altogether, as a convenience, or a touch up ablation might finish the job.I would discuss this with the gyn who did the procedure to see what might be best for your situation. ...Read more

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How long after having a baby can you have a tubal ligation done?

How long after having a baby can you have a tubal ligation done?

Anytime: Tubal ligations can be performed 1 day after delivery. It may also be done anytime afterwards. ...Read more

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I had tubal ligation done 4 days ago and now I have severe throbbing pain. Is this normal?

I had tubal ligation done 4 days ago and now I have severe throbbing pain. Is this normal?

This is not usual: Whether you had a laparoscopic surgery or a minilaparotomy procedure, you should normally be expected to feel better and better by day 4 "without severe throbbing pain". It would be best to notify your Gyn surgeon ASAP., seek a clinical evaluation and examination ASAP. and an emergent explanation for/treatment of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I had tubal ligation in 2004 and i'm looking at the procedures done and they said that it was significant omental adhesions. What does that mean?

I had tubal ligation in 2004 and i'm looking at the procedures done and they  said that it was significant omental adhesions. What does that mean?

Omentum is : Intra abdominal tissue that covers, like an apron, the small intestine. Adhesions are scar formations that occur in response to intra abdominal surgery, infection, or inflammation. "significant" is kind of difficult to define, except that it was more than routine. So significant omental adhesions means that you had more than routine amount of scarring from the omentum to the pelvic organs. ...Read more

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I am 36 yrs old & i had a tubal ligation done 16 yrs ago. Is it possible to go thru menopause right now. I get hot flashes & really irritated. Help?

While it: Would be early, it is certainly possible. There are other things that can cause the same symptoms, however. Have your doctor check it out and do some simple lab testing to find out. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to have a tubal ligation done in north carolina?

How old do you have to be to have a tubal ligation done in north carolina?

Tubal sterilization: I practiced in nc for 17 years; at the time i left women 21 years and older routinely got tubal ligations. Was this a good idea? Probably sometimes, yes, but often no. ...Read more

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What would I have to do to have a baby after a Tubal ligation has been done 4 years ago.

Nearly Impossible: Adoption would be more likely and easier than surgery trying to create patent tubes after a tubal ligation. That nearly impossible feat was explained in depth and in specific detail when you chose to have the tubal ligation. ...Read more