Can Tubal Sterilization be reversed if you change your mind?
Tubal sterilization is an irreversible surgical procedure. Hence, women cannot have children after they have undergone tubal ligation. However, it should be noted that tubal sterilization can be reversed by another surgery. The procedure involves reattachment of the fallopian tubes to allow the passage of sperm and eggs. However, only 50-80% of women are able to get pregnant after the procedure. Hence, this method of contraception is considered suitable only for women who have had children and do not wish to have more children in the future.
How do you get ready for the procedure of Tubal Ligation?
Women should inform the physician about the medicines they are using including herbal supplements. They should also stop taking aspirin and other medications that cause thinning of the blood and prevent clotting in order to reduce the risk of excessive bleeding.
They should inform the physician if they smoke or have a history of allergy to any anesthetic agent.
The patients would also receive instructions about how many hours before the procedure they should avoid eating food. Generally, if tubal ligation is to be performed in the morning, the patient is advised to avoid eating or drinking anything after midnight
What happens after Tubal Ligation?
After the procedure, women can resume their normal diet after being discharged from the hospital. It is advisable to avoid lifting heavy weights for a few weeks. Also, they continue to have their periods normally. In rare cases, they may develop a few complications due to the surgery such as bleeding from the incision.
What are the risks of Tubal Ligation?
Tubal ligation is generally safe. In rare cases, women may experience a few complications such as:
- Side effects of anesthesia
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Infection at the site of the incision