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What are the side effects of a tubal ligation?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: None

Following a tubal ligation you should have no side effects.
Once your anesthetic wears off, you should feel fine. However, many patients complain of irregular or painful cycles, hormonal based symptoms (pmdd/pms), or ovulation pain: symptoms that were controlled nicely with their prior birth control. Many women take hormonal birth control to control these sx, so talk to your doc if this is you.

In brief: None

Following a tubal ligation you should have no side effects.
Once your anesthetic wears off, you should feel fine. However, many patients complain of irregular or painful cycles, hormonal based symptoms (pmdd/pms), or ovulation pain: symptoms that were controlled nicely with their prior birth control. Many women take hormonal birth control to control these sx, so talk to your doc if this is you.
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