Tubal ligation is a procedure done to prevent pregnancy surgically. It is also known as female sterilization. It is a type of permanent birth control. During this procedure, fallopian tubes are blocked or tied permanently to prevent pregnancy. It prevents the traveling of sperms reaching the eggs. It can be done at any time, even after childbirth or with other abdominal surgery.
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Can C-section scars affect tubal ligation?
Query: Hi doctor, I had my tubal ligation over a year ago during my fifth C-section. The doctor told me that he had a difficult time doing it because of all the scar tissue and my tubes were stuck to my ovaries. I have been worried this whole year because he did not act real confident. How does scar tissue... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Repeated cesarean section give rise to adhesions in the abdominal cavity. That means, during healing process the internal organ develop adhesions and they stick to each other. The likelihood of the operation could be tested by doing hysterosalpingography (HSG) w... Read Full »
Is it possible to do birth control surgery during C-section delivery?
Query: Hello doctor, Is it possible to do birth control surgery also during C-section during delivery? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can opt for tubal ligation during cesarean section but you have to give consent for the same prior to the cesarean. Usually, the doctor proceeds with the ligation only after the pediatrician confirms that the baby is doing fine. If not, then you are being in... Read Full »
Why am I having pregnancy symptoms even after getting my tubes tied?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old old woman who is 5 feet 10 inches in height and 270 lbs by weight. I delivered my son and had a tubal ligation done. I also have been exclusively breastfeeding and pumping as needed this whole time. I have had bad nausea and severe aversions to food for the past two ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. So after having a tubal ligation, your chances of having an intrauterine pregnancy (failure of the procedure) are significantly less. An ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus) is more likely. It is surprising that your blood hCG (human chorionic gonadotropi... Read Full »
Is it safe to do tubal ligation reverse surgery now?
Query: Hi doctor,I have had tubes tied for about seven years now and had a tummy tuck before four years. Now, I would like to get tubal ligation reverse surgery done. I was wondering is it safe to have the procedure done. Please explain. Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.There is no problem in going for tubal recanalization. But as in any surgery, reversal of tubal integrity will not be 100%.The tube may look open and normal, but once damaged by previous surgery, the inner lining of the tube will not be perfect. Just like a patchworkwas don... Read Full »
When I wiped after urinating, I saw some fleshy mass, 11 months after endometrial ablation. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, when I wiped after urinating, I saw some fleshy bit on the tissue paper. I am unsure where this came out of, as it was just on the toilet paper when I wiped. There was also a piece in the toilet. When I wiped the front it was there, so it is most probably not from the rectu... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It might probably be the remains of the removed tissue at the time of ablation. It would be remaining inside since your uterine ablation. It did not come out that time. I think there is no need to worry. To be sure, you can do an ultrasound of the pelvis. For further quer... Read Full »