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Can u still have kids if your tubes were cut and tied? 8 years ago almost 9 when i had my son i had my tubes tied just not sure if cut and tied and i married my best friend after 12 years and would like to have his baby the reason y i got them tied was b

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Please

Please talk to your ob/gyn doctor about the possibility of a tubal ligation reversal.

In brief: Please

Please talk to your ob/gyn doctor about the possibility of a tubal ligation reversal.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Options

If you have healthy ovaries there are several options.
Tubal reversal is possible in the hands of a skilled surgeon. There would be some risk of delay/poor function or dangerous tubal pregnancy. You could also have your eggs harvested/fertilized with hubby's sperm and planted directly in a prepared womb. (IVF). Contact a fertility center for details.

In brief: Options

If you have healthy ovaries there are several options.
Tubal reversal is possible in the hands of a skilled surgeon. There would be some risk of delay/poor function or dangerous tubal pregnancy. You could also have your eggs harvested/fertilized with hubby's sperm and planted directly in a prepared womb. (IVF). Contact a fertility center for details.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine

In brief: You

You have 2 basic options for achieving another pregnancy: surgical sterilization reversal and in vitro fertilization (ivf).
You need to seek care from a reproductive surgeon or reproductive endocrinologist to determine the best option for you. Your dr. Will need to know the specific technique used to cut your fallopian tubes (ideally they would like to review the operation report), your general health and some reproductive fertility assessment tests. Sterilization reversal is one of the few reproductive surgeries that offers a high success rate. The surgery requires an operative microscope in order to remove the scar tissue around the ends of the tube that was cut and to sew them together. Not every surgeon is trained to perform microsurgery therefore you should seek out a surgeon with experience. The success rate after tubal reversal surgery is determined by your age (always important for fertility), the length of tube after reversal (less than 4 cm is very poor), the type of sterilization (cautery is worse than loop or clip, for example), how many children do you want (if you want more than 1 then surgery may be better than ivf) and the amount of time you can invest to achieve pregnancy (it can take 12-24 months to get the cumulative pregnancy rates quoted). You also need to have a normal male partner and good egg quality. Ivf does not require that your fallopian tubes be open. Ivf is a good option for situations in which the sterilization surgery removed a large amount of fallopian tube, the woman's age is older than 35-38 years or or there is also a male factor involved such that the sperm has a low potential for fertilizing the egg. In order to choose between these 2 treatment options, you need to review the issues i mentioned with your fertility specialist. We often cannot reliably determine whether surgery or ivf would be the best option. You will get differing opions on the best way to proceed. We also need to look at the costs of both surgery and ivf with respect to the absolute costs and what insurance will pay for. Sterilization reversal surgery can cost almost as much as an ivf cycle because the surgery requires anywhere from 2-4 hours to perform in the operating room is very expensive part of the hospital. Ivf can be expensive too but many ivf centers offer refund guarantees, so that if you do not get a baby, then you will get most of your money back (if you do not have insurance for the ivf). In conclusion, you probably have 2 good options for achieving another child. I predict that when you meet with your physician, at the answer to some of these questions will become more obvious. Good luck.

In brief: You

You have 2 basic options for achieving another pregnancy: surgical sterilization reversal and in vitro fertilization (ivf).
You need to seek care from a reproductive surgeon or reproductive endocrinologist to determine the best option for you. Your dr. Will need to know the specific technique used to cut your fallopian tubes (ideally they would like to review the operation report), your general health and some reproductive fertility assessment tests. Sterilization reversal is one of the few reproductive surgeries that offers a high success rate. The surgery requires an operative microscope in order to remove the scar tissue around the ends of the tube that was cut and to sew them together. Not every surgeon is trained to perform microsurgery therefore you should seek out a surgeon with experience. The success rate after tubal reversal surgery is determined by your age (always important for fertility), the length of tube after reversal (less than 4 cm is very poor), the type of sterilization (cautery is worse than loop or clip, for example), how many children do you want (if you want more than 1 then surgery may be better than ivf) and the amount of time you can invest to achieve pregnancy (it can take 12-24 months to get the cumulative pregnancy rates quoted). You also need to have a normal male partner and good egg quality. Ivf does not require that your fallopian tubes be open. Ivf is a good option for situations in which the sterilization surgery removed a large amount of fallopian tube, the woman's age is older than 35-38 years or or there is also a male factor involved such that the sperm has a low potential for fertilizing the egg. In order to choose between these 2 treatment options, you need to review the issues i mentioned with your fertility specialist. We often cannot reliably determine whether surgery or ivf would be the best option. You will get differing opions on the best way to proceed. We also need to look at the costs of both surgery and ivf with respect to the absolute costs and what insurance will pay for. Sterilization reversal surgery can cost almost as much as an ivf cycle because the surgery requires anywhere from 2-4 hours to perform in the operating room is very expensive part of the hospital. Ivf can be expensive too but many ivf centers offer refund guarantees, so that if you do not get a baby, then you will get most of your money back (if you do not have insurance for the ivf). In conclusion, you probably have 2 good options for achieving another child. I predict that when you meet with your physician, at the answer to some of these questions will become more obvious. Good luck.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Dr. John Kim
Ophthalmology

In brief: Simple

Simple answer is "yes".
Tubal ligation can be reversed however, pregnancy may be difficult depending on the amount of fibrosis on your tube. You should consult your ob/gyn specialist.

In brief: Simple

Simple answer is "yes".
Tubal ligation can be reversed however, pregnancy may be difficult depending on the amount of fibrosis on your tube. You should consult your ob/gyn specialist.
Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kim
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