Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome Facts

What is tubal ligation?

Tubal ligation is a permanent form of birth control that many women undergo. During surgery your fallopian tubes are cut, blocked or tied to prevent pregnancy, gas is pumped into your abdomen to assist the doctor in accessing your reproductive tract. The common side effect of the gas is bloating and cramping felt from your abdomen to your shoulders as the gas works its way out of your system. Pain from the small incisions is minor and typically does not affect your mobility after surgery.

Ranked as one of the most popular methods of birth control, tubal ligation has detrimental side effects often not disclosed to the women opting for the surgery. Most are told there are few, if any side effects.

Tubal ligation may cause periods to stop altogether or cause them to be heavier than before surgery. Postmenopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and weight gain have been reported by some women along with mood swings or depression.

It’s been rumored the surgery can create a hormonal imbalance requiring hormone treatment therapy for the remainder of your life. Any hormone imbalance can cause your skin to change, ranging from adult acne to extremely dry patches and can also cause issues with the digestive system. Hormonal changes cause you to become irritable for no apparent reason. These symptoms are typically associated with menopause. The average age for tubal ligation surgery is around 32 years old; much too young to experience menopause.

Few studies have been done to confirm or deny Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome and the argument continues with doctors saying post-tubal ligation syndrome does not exist.

Doctors blame the symptoms on the fact that women stop taking birth control pills after surgery. Birth control pills are often used to regulate menstrual cycles, often making them lighter than what is normal for that woman had she not been using the pill.

Can a tubal ligation reversal alleviate symptoms?

Some women report a tubal ligation reversal relieved their symptoms; others say there was not a noticeable difference. Successful alleviation of symptoms is dependent on how well the original tubal ligation surgery was performed and the amount of scar tissue in the surrounding area of the fallopian tubes.

Keep in mind, a successful tubal ligation reversal means you may get pregnant again.

You decide is Post tubal ligation syndrome – fact or fiction?

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Tubal Ligation Side Effects

tubal ligation side effects
Tubal ligation is a surgical process that ties, blocks, or cuts the fallopian tubes so that a woman is permanently unable to conceive. This is a process usually done in place of birth control to make sure that pregnancy is no longer a concern and is popularly referred to as ‘having ones’ tubes tied.’ Most people are able to have a tubal ligation with limited problems, but there are some side effects that can occur after the surgery. The following is a brief list of the side effects that you should be aware of before allowing a surgeon or gynecologist to complete the procedure.

First of all, most people do not have any side effects, but there are risks associated with the surgery as there are with any surgery. One of the main concerns is that you may have a tubal pregnancy which occurs in less than 1% of people that have a tubal ligation. About five out of every 1,000 women will experience a pregnancy following the procedure that is usually attributed to a surgery that was not correctly performed, pregnancy prior to surgery that was undetected, or the tubes growing back together.

There are also major complications associated with a tubal ligation although they are very rare and unlikely to occur. Some of the major complications include wound separation in which the scar separates after the procedure is completed and infection of the wound. It should be noted that infection is one of the number one risks and side effects of any surgery so this risk alone should not deter you from considering tubal ligation anymore than it would deter you from any type of surgery. Other major complications that can occur during surgery include organ injury, heavy blood loss, and problems with the general anesthesia that is administered.

In addition there are also a few additional risks associated with certain types of tubal ligation. For example, those who have a laparoscopic tubal ligation procedure have the rare complications of bladder or bowel injury. Those who receive tubal implants are also at risk of chronic pelvic pain and an increased risk of pelvic infection compared to other procedures. In general, the risks and side effects associated with tubal ligation are greater for those that have a heart condition, suffer from diabetes, are smokers, or are overweight.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pregnancy After Tubal Ligation Surgery

Getting pregnant after you have had tubal ligation surgery is extremely difficult, but there are women who have successfully given birth despite having had that procedure. Although your fallopian tubes have been cut or banded during the surgery, there are a few options available if you are considering getting pregnant. 

The tubal ligation surgery is a procedure that stops the fallopian tubes from letting the body become pregnant. During that surgery, the fallopian tubes were either burned, banded or cut to prevent future pregnancies. The decision to have tubal ligation surgery was most likely done after careful consideration, and back then you thought you no longer wanted to become pregnant.

With all that being said, what if you decide after the surgery that you want to become pregnant. Women in a relationship may decide that they no longer want a child and have the procedure done. Then years later if the marriage dissolves and they meet someone new, they may decide that they want a child with their new love, so there are circumstances where a women may want to try and become pregnant again.

If you decide that you want to become pregnant after having tubal ligation, you do have a couple options. You can try tubal ligation reversal surgery or in-vitro fertilization. The procedures are both very expensive but are the only two surgery that could help you get pregnant again. The tubal ligation reversal surgery requires you to having a procedure that will attempt to rejoin the fallopian tubes. The procedure requires the tubes still being long enough to be connected, and that the tubes are not damaged enough.

The in-vitro fertilization is your second option if you want to become pregnant, and means that you will take hormones designed to increase the overall likelihood the eggs will be released from the ovaries. The surgeons then perform a procedure by which the eggs are taken from the ovaries and placed within the uterus.

The chances of either of these procedures working are not high, but there is still a chance you can become pregnant. The success rate for the tubal ligation reversal is around 55%. The success rate for the in-vitro fertilization is much lower, usually at around 20%. There are some risks that you want to consider when having either procedure.

Even though the chances of you getting pregnant after these procedures is small, and there are some health risks involved, women from all over the world have had successful pregnancies with no complications. For people who wants to know more about tubal ligation and tubal reversal and ways how you can get a cheap tubal reversal surgery, please visit Tubal Ligation Care website at