Tubes Tied Surgery: Options and Side Effects
Tubes Tied Surgery: Options and Side Effects

Tubes Tied Surgery: Options and Side Effects

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Tubes Tied SurgeryTubal ligation tubes tied surgery is a surgical procedure used to prevent pregnancy and reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. This simple procedure can be done by a gynecologist and takes about an hour or two. The surgery itself is minimally invasive, yet permanent.

Tubes Tied Surgery: Options and Side Effects
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Tubal Ligation Tubes Tied Surgery

A tubal ligation procedure is a permanent method of birth control. Where the surgeon cuts or seals off the fallopian tubes in order to prevent pregnancy. A woman’s reproductive system includes the vagina, the canal where sperm are deposited and babies emerge during delivery. Uterus the pear-shaped organ where a fertilized egg grows into a baby. Fallopian tubes two ducts that transport eggs from the ovaries to the uterus and where sperm usually fertilize eggs and ovaries two glands that produce and release eggs. During sexual intercourse sperm from the male are introduced into the vagina. They travel through a channel called the cervix and into the uterus. The sperm then move into the fallopian tubes where they can meet and fertilize eggs that have been released from the ovaries.

Pregnancy begins with a fertilized egg if you don’t want to become pregnant you may choose a birth control method from one of several categories, abstinence, contraception, or sterilization to permanently avoid pregnancy by having a medical procedure. Tubal ligation is one form of sterilization. Before the procedure begins an intravenous line will be started and you will be offered medication to help you relax. Local anesthesia will be applied to numb the area of the operation and you will remain awake for its duration. In some cases general or spinal anesthesia may be used instead.

If you are having a laparoscopic tubal ligation, your doctor will begin by making a tiny incision near your belly button and another just above your pubic bone. Your doctor will then inject carbon dioxide, a harmless gas through a tube inserted into the upper incision. The carbon dioxide inflates your abdominal cavity, allowing your doctor to clearly see and work around your internal organs.

Next your doctor will introduce a lighted instrument called the laparoscope through one of the incisions. The laparoscope projects images of the structures inside your abdomen onto a monitor. Through the other incision your doctor will pass surgical instruments to grasp your fallopian tubes and close them off using the cutting and tying, blocking, or sealing technique. At the end of the procedure your doctor will allow the carbon dioxide to escape and close the incisions with dissolving stitches.

If you are having a mini laparotomy tubal ligation your doctor will make a small incision just above your pubic bone. He or she will grasp the fallopian tubes with forceps and close them off using one of several techniques. At the end of the procedure the incision will be closed with stitches. This method is often used just after childbirth, if you’re having a laparotomy your doctor will make a two to five inch incision in your lower abdomen. He or she will locate the fallopian tubes and close them off using one of several techniques.

At the end of the procedure the incision will be closed with stitches. Immediately afterward you will be taken to the recovery area, if you have a laparoscopic tubal ligation you will likely go home the same day. If you have a laparotomy or a mini laparotomy after childbirth your hospital stay may be extended slightly.

Side Effects of Getting Your Tubes Tied

In general I would say that getting your tubes tied should not cause your periods to be a lot worse or to be heavy or painful, and that there may be another cause for these things other than getting your tubes tied, and it may be just coincidence that it happened to show up about the same time. We do have a lot of treatment options for things and sometimes there are some tests that should be done to evaluate things beforehand, and so some of this can be very expensive and add up quickly.

There are some community help areas in the neighborhoods and in the Valley. The community health center sometimes will do medical care based on kind of a graded schedule, and many offices, I know my office will set up payment plans with you to work with most people so that they can come in and be seen

Pregnancy after Tubes Tied

Many woman wants to know if it is possible to get pregnant after having four to five. Tubal ligation is considered a permanent form of sterilization now that I said that I will tell you there is about a one in a thousand chance of getting pregnant after you’ve had a tubal ligation. Somehow that egg finds a way into an opening in that tube and can get down and be fertilized. So it is about a one in a thousand chance of getting pregnant after tubal ligation.

Now if you’re talking about a reversal yes a tubal ligation can be reversed, and the person can get pregnant after that. There is a higher incidence of tubal pregnancy because of the scars that are in that tube it is possible that the egg gets caught there you have a tubal pregnancy and of course that can’t be sustained and the pregnancy will not continue and the person generally needs surgery. But if you’re just talking about can you get pregnant after the tubal ligation about a one in a thousand chance.

You can still have a baby even had Tubes Tied

Say you’ve had children and you then had a tubal ligation your tubes tied, and you decided you want to have more children. There’s a lot of people who do make a change and reconsider and say you know I’d like to have more children. You can and it’s not that difficult too, in fact people who have had previous children they were not ever infertile, they were fertile. You were only elected to change that because you tied your tubes.

So patients who want to have more children it’s very easy to get them pregnant by doing in vitro fertilization. They happen to be the most favorable prognosis patients that we see that we do IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) on rarely, do they not have success when we do IVF they’re the best. And it’s not that hard we stimulate their ovaries to get some eggs, we then fertilize them with their partner sperms make the embryos. We test the embryos in in this day and age with pgt pre-implantation genetic testing to make sure the embryo is genetically normal, put the embryo in most if not all patients in that situation will walk away with a baby. Because their fertility is proven so it’s not that difficult to do. It’s non-invasive it’s all done in the office there’s no surgery, ivf is very successful in this day and age in the old days we used to put the twos back together again.

In some young women it was very successful but because it requires surgery it’s expensive and if the tubes block off again, well you’re right back to where you started then you need in vitro fertilization. So the good news is if you’ve had children you had tubal ligation tubes tied, you want to have more children, IVF is for you.

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