Over at the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center website at http://www.tubal-reversal.net/ and in their office, they get questions regularly about having a tubal ligation reversal after endometrial ablation. Although these women have had the procedure and been told by their doctors that they should not try to get pregnant again, they want to know if it’s something that can be done and should be done.
That’s why Dr. Charles Monteith is writing a blog series about endometrial ablation and tubal ligation reversal. Maybe you are wondering why it’s a big deal. If you are one of the women who has had an ablation, maybe you are even wondering as well.
What happens during an endometrial ablation is that your doctor will be removing the endometrial lining of the uterus. This lining is what supports and nourishes a fetus if you get pregnant and it implants in the uterus. If you don’t get pregnant, the lining is expelled and that is what creates your period. So you can see how with no lining, it would mean that even if you did get pregnant, you wouldn’t be carrying the fetus to term.
When this endometrial lining is removed by whatever method your doctor chooses, he usually does not get all of the endometrial cells that regenerate the lining every month. That means there is a chance of this lining regenerating which means there is a chance that you could carry a fetus to term. Of course, the younger you are the better your chances of this happening. Dr. Monteith even states in his blog posts in this series that many women have a return of their periods within five years.
However, there are some risks associated with trying to get pregnant after an endometrial ablation. Those risks should factor into your decision whether or not to get a tubal ligation reversal. The best thing you can do is to read the blog series that Dr. Monteith is doing now at http://www.tubal-reversal.net/blog/ and to contact the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center either through email or by phone to learn more about your chances of getting pregnant. Don’t forget to check out the message board, too.