My Tubes Were Tied a While Ago, How Can I Become Pregnant Again?

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Tubal ligation reversal is a surgical procedure that allows women who have had their fallopian tubes severed or blocked in the past to become pregnant again.  A tubal ligation reversal entails reconnecting the parts of the fallopian tube that was previously blocked.  This permits the egg to pass through the tubes again, as well as sperm to reach the fallopian tubes to connect with the egg. Tubal ligation techniques, also known as “tying your tubes,” that typically cause minimal harm to the fallopian tubes are usually easier to reverse. 

Why is Tubal Ligation Reversal Performed?

A tubal ligation reversal may permit you to become pregnant without the need for additional medical intervention. This procedure is not suitable for everyone. Your doctor will review a number of factors to decide whether tubal ligation reversal will be feasible, including:

-Reliability of the egg and sperm

-Tubal length that still remains

-The degree of your fallopian tube damage

-Tubal ligation technique that was performed

-Your weight and age

If you have a substantial portion of a healthy fallopian tube, you have a better chance of success. Tubal ligation reversal is highly likely to succeed if your fallopian tubes were clipped, or rings were utilized. However, it may be more difficult to reverse the process if your fallopian tubes were burned off. Other procedures including Adiana, are also unfortunately irreversible.

Are There Complications That Could Possibly Occur?

The following risks are associated with reversing a tubal ligation:

-Becoming pregnant in your fallopian tubes

-Side effects from anesthesia

-Damage to organs that are close to the fallopian tubes

-Fallopian tube scarring

-Excessive bleeding

-Incapability to conceive following the procedure. Birth rates differ drastically based on your age and other aspects.

How Should I Get Ready for Tubal Ligation Reversal?

Prior to performing a tubal ligation reversal, your physician will:

-Explain the specifics of the procedure in detail

-Talk to you about the chances of becoming pregnant

-Explain other pregnancy alternatives

What Will Happen During the Procedure?

Your health care provider could possibly utilize laparoscopic surgical equipment to perform the procedure. A small cut will be made on your abdomen and the fallopian tubes will be reconnected during the procedure.

Conversely, your doctor may uncover your womb, fallopian tubes, and ovaries by making a tiny hole in your abdomen. After that, the doctor will:

-Eliminate any fallopian tube fragments that are clogged

-Make an effort to mend the tube with small sutures

If an excessive amount of your fallopian tubes were removed during the tubal ligation, your physician may be unable to reconnect one or both.

What Will Happen After Tubal Ligation Reversal?

You should start feeling better within a week or two.  By that time, you will be able to gradually restart your regular activities. Your sutures will disintegrate and therefore, will not need to be removed. Inquire with your doctor about scheduling a follow-up consultation to ensure that you are adequately healing.

What Kind of Results Should I Expect?

Chances of success after reversing a tubal ligation can differ considerably based on the tubal ligation procedure you have had as well as your maternal age. Although it is tough to anticipate the chances of pregnancy following this procedure, women aged 35 and below, have a much higher success rate. Overall, at least half of all women who have this procedure end up having successful pregnancies. Pregnancy is highly likely if you or your significant other have never had fertility problems. In the event that tubal ligation reversal is unsuccessful, in vitro fertilization may be a great option to help you become pregnant. 

If you have had your tubes tied and want to become pregnant, consult Dr. Peyman Saadat, a highly qualified fertility specialist. On Dr. Peyman Saadat News, you can find an overview of the procedures he performs in his office. 

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