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Updated on June 4, 2010


Postpartum tubaligation
Postpartum tubaligation
Laparoscopic tubaligation
Laparoscopic tubaligation

Over population and modern lifestyle has dramatically increased a number of contraceptive methods, one of which is tubaligation.

This medical procedure is widely recognized and used as birth control method for women who would not want to bear children for good.

Tubaligation is a surgery done on patients to clip, burn, clamp or cut their fallopian tubes, thus preventing the eggs and sperm to travel to the uterus and fallopian tube respectively.

A number of surgeries can be performed for tubaligation. Surgeons may operate through a vaginal approach while others prefer a regular laparotomy approach. Other approaches are through minilaprotomy or laparoscopy.

Two procedures can also be undertaken such as the postpartum tubaligation and the interval tubaligation which cannot be operated on women who recently had child birth.

During the year 1930, the tubaligation technique performed by Ralph Pomeroy is considered the simplest surgery which used the laparoscopy. The surgery may be done under either local or general anesthesia. A supplementary tranquilizer may be utilized to pacify patients in the duration of the surgery.

A technique that is uncommonly used for tubaligation surgery is the Essure procedure which started way back 2002. Although it is rare, it is widely preferred by patients around the world.

Is it possible to get pregnant after tubaligation?

Based on statistics, 2 out 100 women who have undergone tubaligation could still get pregnant, and this is often referred to as tubaligation pregnancy.

This contraceptive method is proven 99% effective in the first year of operation, however the succeeding years may not be as reliable since in cases where it is not done properly, unwanted pregnancies may still occur. A tubaligation reversal surgery may be possible for patients who changed their mind.

A number of side effects are indicated following these kinds of surgeries. Risks like uterine perforation and infection, ectopic pregnancy and other menstrual cycle irregularities and other gynecological adversities are very likely to occur.

Tubaligation is given credit for birth control amidst its side effects and negative results.

However, it doesn’t claim to be a protective measure from sexually transmitted diseases and the like. Therefore it is still vital to use condoms to protect yourself from such health ailments.

In comparison to the male contraceptive surgery called vasectomy, tubaligation is a more major surgery.

Likewise it also has greater risks than its counterpart. Post tubaligation effects are much more complex and expensive.

Cost of tubal ligation would actually range from $1000 to $3000. In some cases, patients would want a reversal surgery for tubaligation. Some would have a change of perspective or other unexpected occurrences may happen.

Nevertheless, it is a very good idea to undergo a thorough consultation with your surgeon first before getting into the operation. This would likewise save you unnecessary expenses in getting significant information regarding the cost of tubaligation in a more detailed manner.


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      michaelhiltams 5 years ago

      long time no see steve sorry iv took so long here is the site

      and some info , they have a deal on at the mo , mention I said you would sort him out

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      mira 5 years ago

      I had a tubal 6yrs ago but yr1/2ago I had a DNC and lyprosopy . is it possible. to get preagent now and still. get my period I swear I feel as if I am

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      lisa 6 years ago

      After having a tubal 13yrs ago what r my chances of pregnacy?

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      lea 6 years ago

      I got my tubes tied 5 mths ago and 31 yrs old i have a 11 yr old and 5 mths old - I was wondering the scare underneath my belly is it going to go away- the doctor said it would doesnt look it like..

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      Ann 6 years ago

      I had my tubes tied six months ago I had the pomeroy method where the doctor cut 1inch on either sides is it possible that i could get pregnant?

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      susan 6 years ago

      is it possible for your tubes to untie after a number of it possible 2 become pregnant after havin them tied for 15years.

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      dani 6 years ago

      i had the surgery two years ago and now i have 2 periods a month one month. then the next month i wont have one at all. should i get them undone and try a different birth control method?

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      Lili 6 years ago

      Tammy your still young and you only have two kids, So if your not sure about doing the surgery than don't. You might want more kids in the future!

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      tammy 6 years ago

      i have a appt for a tubal, everyone keep saying its for the best. i have 2 kids and im am 28, i thought its what i wanted but im afraid i will regret it. what should i do?

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      ivette 6 years ago

      i dont know but im with you on having more babies. ive had mine done for almost nine years.

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      ms p 7 years ago

      Do you think tubals have anything to with having lots of infection such as uti's etc,

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      lisa t. 7 years ago

      i hade a tubal done after my forth child and sshe is 7yrs. old now and it is so hard for me to loss my belly and im wondering does the tubal have a roll in why its so hard to lose my stomach

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      Deborah 7 years ago

      I had a tubaligation by laser in 1995 immediately after giving birth to my youngest child. I am now 40 & my husband & I have been talking about having another one can this be reversed?

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      Bridgette 7 years ago

      I had a tubal in 2005 periods where com regula but in 2009 I stayed on for a month and they staryed back regular now I stared on again on april 3 2010 im still on today which is the 16 of april 2010 the doctor gave me some birth control pills that made me sick what shold i do?

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      teresa 7 years ago

      I had a tubal 2009,after that my periods are crazy i didnt have one for few months. now i have periods that last three weeks now. i hope it gets better,or will it?

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      Taylor 8 years ago

      I had a tubal in 2007, after that my periods started coming about 2-3 week apart. I thought that this would change, but it hasn't its getting worse, will it ever get better?

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      ivette 8 years ago

      im 33 and have had children. I had a tubaligation done, where they have cut and burned. Now I am regreting and would like to have more children. Can it be possible??

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      Jatuan Porter 8 years ago

      trying to find a doctor to get the tubuligation