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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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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. ...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

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What symptoms after a tubal ligation would you suggest it be reversed?! I have had horrible bleeding that last 7-10 days then start 4-7 days later

What symptoms after a tubal ligation would you suggest it be reversed?! I have had horrible bleeding that last 7-10 days then start 4-7 days later

Excessive bleeding: Excessive bleeding post tubal ligation is a good reason to see a GYN MD and make sure that there isn't another GYN problem causing this issue first and foremost. If there isn't then unfortunately your options include endometrial ablation or hysterectomy rather than tubal reversal which is expensive and not a guarantee of bleeding cessation success. ...Read more

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What to expect after a tubal ligation?

U shoudl feel happy : And relieved that you cannot get pregnant, u need to ask the doc who does your tubal because it depends how it was done, I do in office essure tubals, easy takes 5 minutes minimal discomfort during and after only miss a few hrs of work, u are awake for the procedure, if your doc does laparoscopic tubal , will be in a lot of pain for a few days and will miss 2-7 days of work and u are put under. ...Read more

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Should I still be in pain after a tubal ligation?

Should I still be in pain after a tubal ligation?

A few days: After a procedure for "permanent occlusion of the fallopian tubes" there can be discomfort or mild pain of a few days. Beyond that the doctor who performed the procedure should be notified. ...Read more

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How long after a tubal ligation can I use tampons and / or douche?

Depends how the tuba: Tubal was done, douching not recommended, you can use tampons usually with your next period , if your periods are heavy, then on my patients after I have done an in office tubal on them going through the cervix into the uterus ( no cutting) takes 5 minutes, they can have an in office endometrial ablation so you will not have any more periods or very light ones so no more tampons! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to successfully conceive naturally after a tubal ligation?

NO: Tubal ligations are very effective. It would be very unlikely to get pregnant. You could talk to a fertility doctor about having a tubal reversal or IVF. ...Read more

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How is it possible to have a child after a tubal ligation and a Novasure procedure? I am remarried and we would love to have a baby together.

IVF: On rare occassions, tubals can be reversed. Much higher success with IVF (in vitro fertilization), where eggs are retrieved from mom and then fertilized in the lab with dad's sperm and then implanted into the uterus. This bypasses the tubes so it doesn't matter if you've had a tubal. You need to sit down and have a nice consultation with a fertility specialist/clinic in your area. ...Read more

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Is rectal bleeding normal after a tubal ligation?

Is rectal bleeding normal after a tubal ligation?

No: not usually. best to get it properly checked out, diagnosed and treated. Do not ignore ...Read more

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Can you get ovarian cysts after a tubal ligation?

Can you get ovarian cysts after a tubal ligation?

Yes, but: Yes you can although they are almost never related to each other. ...Read more

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What causes period symptoms without period several years after a tubal ligation?

Hormonal fluctuation: Even though your tubes are ligated, you still continue hormonal fluctuations which would cause menstrual cycles. ...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