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Tips For Those Considering Tubal Ligation Reversal

If you are considering the idea of having your tubes (fallopian) untied, there are some factors that you need to take into account. These tips will help to give you a starting point that you can use before you make the appointment to have the procedure done.

1 . Are you a good candidate for surgery? The first thing you must decide is whether you are a good candidate for the tubal reversal surgery. Of course, you cannot decide this alone as the surgeon should be there to assist you in determining your eligibility. Some things that need to be taken into account would be your current age and health status as well as what type of tubal ligation you had done. In addition, the doctor will want to see your surgical report from the ligation to figure out what method your previous surgeon used.

The method used for tubal ligation can play a critical role in whether a reversal would be successful. Not only that but the tubal lengths that are remaining will also yield a lot of information that the surgeon needs. Some surgeons have other requirements such as having a body mass index of less than 35 at the time of surgery or a BMI of less than 30 at the time of screening laparoscopy.

Can I Get Pregnant With A Tubal Ligation? Obtain A Free Review Of Tubal Ligation Records
One way to determine whether tubal reversal surgery is the best option for you to get pregnant after tubal ligation is through an expert’s interpretation of the operative report from your tubal ligation procedure. Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center provides a Medical Records Release Form to assist you with obtaining your operative and pathology reports to send to Dr. Berger and Dr. Monteith for a free review. With the tubal ligation operative report, one of these tubal reversal experts will provide feedback on the type of sterilization performed and the chances of getting pregnant after tubal ligation reversal. This is the best way for anyone wanting to become pregnant after a tubal ligation to get advice from the best tubal ligation reversal doctors free of charge.

2 . Finances: It is important to know how you will pay for the tubal reversal surgery before you schedule it. Many insurance companies will not pay for tubal reversal, so you need to check into the coverage that you may have on your own insurance. Aside from that, some surgeons will have a payment plan available, so you can also check into that option.

Discounted Tubal Reversal Fees – Saving Money To Have Your Tubes Untied
Each year, thousands of women have a change of heart and decide they want to become pregnant after a previous tubal ligation. One of the concerns preventing them from moving forward is the cost. ‘IHaveFaith’, a member of the Tubal Reversal Message Board, asks other members for input on saving money for tubal reversal surgery and when to schedule her appointment to have her tubes untied with Dr. Gary Berger and Dr. Charles Monteith. Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center offers several options for women to pay for surgery, including discounted fees for tubal reversal. A pre-payment plan allows women to make interest-free payments on the reverse tubal ligation procedure. Patients who can come for surgery during October 2010 will save money having their reverse tubal ligation by taking advantage of special discounts on usual fees.

Ideas For Saving Money To Have A Tubal Ligation Reversal
A member of the Message Board at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center starts a discussion on ways to save money for tubal reversal surgery. Her idea is to quit smoking and stop eating out. Not only are these healthful ideas, but also they will save her a lot of money that she can put towards her reversal surgery. Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center offers an interest-free pre-payment plan where patients can deposit money into a tubal reversal savings account and make additional payments whenever they wish to. This is an excellent way to save your money for a tubal reversal operation.

3 . Health: Maintain good health while you are trying to get pregnant after tubal reversal. This means eating a healthy diet and refraining from smoking. Smoking can cause issues with your healing, so you want to be absolutely certain that you are doing everything possible to give yourself the best chance at pregnancy. Remember that your tubes need to totally heal so that you can conceive naturally again.

Getting Healthy Before Tubal Reversal Surgery
Planning for your tubal reversal surgery is a great time to take a positive step toward good health. Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center message board member, ‘RebeccaJ’, shares her excitement about her decision to quit smoking. Other members talk about reducing their caffeine intake and reaching their weight loss goals. Dr. Berger recommends that patients start a prenatal vitamin with folic acid. Making small lifestyle changes can pay off in a big way before and after your tubal reversal.



Can Fertility Be Restored After Tubal Ligation?

When a woman decides to have a tubal ligation (often called getting her tubes tied), it is not always the easiest decision. Sometimes, she is feels she has finished having her family and has a tubal ligation at the time of childbirth. However, some women make the decision because of other problems going on in their lives at the present time. They may be in a bad relationship or have financial issues that they can’t see getting resolved in the near future. However, as with anything, these life issues can change quickly. This is why many women are opting to have a tubal ligation reversal. more info: Can Cut Tied and Burned Tubes be Reversed? Common Myths About Tied Tubes

All across the world, there are women who are pursuing the option of having their tubal ligation reversed. Because there are only a handful of doctors across the world who specialize in TR  (Microsurgical Tubal Anastomosis and Tubal Implantation), many women find themselves traveling to North Carolina to visit the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. The surgeons at the center are very highly qualified because they only perform tubal reversal surgery, and do it on a daily basis. Dr. Berger developed the outpatient technique for tubal ligation reversal. He has performed more than 8000 of these procedures over three decades and has acquired the greatest experience with this operation of any reproductive surgeon worldwide.

Tubal ligation reversal cannot be completed on every woman who wants it simply due to the fact that a few women are not good candidates. Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center provides a free consultation and review of your records to help determine if TR is for you. The surgeons will want to see the original surgical report that was completed during the tubal ligation so that they can see what kind of procedure was done. There are several different ways to do a tubal ligation and some are more suitable for tubal reversal later on. One important factor is how long the remaining fallopian tube lengths are because the doctor will need to have enough to work with to reconnect. Dr. Gary Berger and Dr. Charles Monteith are able to reverse ligations in 98% of cases and approximately two-thirds of patients report pregnancy within 12 months following their tubal reversal surgery.

Of course, the one important factor with fertility is age especially when it comes to women. If a woman has waited many years after having a tubal ligation to get it reversed, it is possible that she will not still be fertile. Having some simple bloodwork should be able to allow a woman to see whether or not her body is still ovulating regularly and producing good quality eggs. In addition, a woman needs to be in good health in order to achieve pregnancy naturally.

So YES you can have you can have your fertility restored after tubal ligation. Whether cut, tied, clipped, burnt or electrocuted, the fallopian tubes can all be repaired in the vast majority of cases. Rarely will the ligation have destroyed both fallopian tubes completely. Specialist microsurgery can rebuild one or both tubes, not only make pregnancy possible, but also often having the life changing effect of making a women feel whole again.

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Surgery on Blocked Fallopian Tubes

For some women there are a variety of reasons why actually getting pregnant naturally can prove very difficult indeed. Certainly one of the main reasons why so many women in the USA today find it difficult to conceive is that they discover that they have a tubal blockage. In fact in the USA alone around 1 million couples who are having problems conceiving find that the cause relates to the woman having blocked fallopian tubes.

The actual reason why they are blocked can vary from woman to woman but one of the main reasons is as a result of them contracting PID. However, women who have contracted pelvic inflammatory disease leading to blocked fallopian tubes can now have the condition treated. In many cases the only way it can be treated is through the use of reconstructive tubal surgery of which there are three kinds depending upon where the tubal blockage takes place. All of these surgeries will help to greatly improve the chances of a woman getting pregnant naturally.

Below we take a brief look at what forms of reconstructive tubal surgery women may need to undertake in order to remove a blockage in their fallopian tubes.

Surgical Method 1 – Tubal Anastomosis

This is the most commonly performed reconstructive tubal surgery today for helping to treat this condition. Where the tubal blockage occurs, the blockage is cut out. Then a very narrow and flexible stent can be inserted into the fallopian tubes. Doing this will help to ensure that the openings at the fimbrial end and the part leading into the uterine cavity are open. In other words, all of the blocked part is removed. The surgeon will bring the newly created ends together and stitched together the pieces of the fallopian tubes. Only after this part of the operation has been carried out and the surgeon is satisfied will the stent inserted be gently removed and the new fallopian tubes will be able to carry eggs to the womb when sent from the ovaries.

Surgical Method 2 – Tubal Implantation

This is another type of reconstructive tubal surgery used today to help bypass blocked fallopian tubes when the tubal blockage is at the uterus. However, this one is only used where a distal portion of the fallopian tube is available and there is no proximal tubal opening into the woman’s uterus. Instead of sections of the fallopian tube being cut away to remove the blockage, an opening is made into the woman’s uterine muscle and into this will be inserted a segment of the fallopian tube directly into the uterus.

Surgical Method 3 – Microsurgical Salpingostomy

This is done for a tubal blockage at the fimbrial end and can be done as a reversal of a fimbriectomy which is a removal of the fimbrial end near the ovary. This form of surgical procedure only needs a very small incision to be made into the fallopian tube end. After making the incision, the surgeon will insert a microsurgical electrode needle so that the newly created opening can be enlarged and the ends of this then folded back to create a new tubal opening to the ovaries. The fallopian tubes’ fimbrial ends usually are not in contact with the ovaries and need the cilia of the fimbrial end to capture the egg when released from the ovary to send it down the fallopian tubes. With this type of surgery, once the new end is built, it will still be able to capture the eggs as they are released.

The good news is a study done by a tubal surgeon on his patients in 2007 led to the statistic that there is a better chance of actually conceiving naturally with these methods than with IVF, another alternative. Even the last method had a 40% success rate with conception within one year after the tubal surgery.

More information on Blocked Fallopian Tubes

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Finding Help for Post Tubal Syndrome – Andrea’s Story of Tubal Ligation Side Effects

Finding Help for Post Tubal Syndrome – Andrea’s Story of Tubal Ligation Side Effects

Looking for information on tubal ligation side effects? No doubt you have been wondering what is happening to you since having your tubes tied. All these strange ailments have entered your life and are causing havoc in your body. No one can seem to tell you what is going on. You may even have felt like you are all alone.

However, you are not alone in having to put up with tubal ligation side effects. In fact, it is not unusual for you to be suffering these different symptoms. Let’s take a brief look at Andrea’s story and you can see how much like your own it might be.

Andrea lives in Idaho with her husband and four children. After the planned c-section birth of her last child, she had a tubal ligation. This was against the advice of her doctor who may have known her better than she did herself. Even her husband cautioned against the procedure.

Andrea began to suffer all kinds of things she had not experienced before. So many new things were happening that she began to keep a journal of her post syndrome symptoms and experiences.

Now, before we go further into this, you should know that Andrea was only 28 at the time of her tubal. I mention this because one thing many women hear when complaining about tubal ligation side effects is that they are simply entering menopause early.

Andrea tried the usual diet, exercise and breast feeding that had helped her lose her baby weight in the past. This did not work. She could not get the weight off. As a homeschooling mom of four, you have to know Andrea was very active. This just did not make sense to her and is something many women complain about.

In addition she began having cyclical migraines. These would come on at certain times during her cycle and last for several days each time. They brought on severe pain, nausea and vomiting.

Other symptoms she endured were extremely dry skin, being very sad and highly emotional, mid-cycle cramping, and spotting for about another eight or so days beyond her period each month. She believes she even suffered persistent yeast infections because she always having to wear a pad and therefore stayed damp all the time.

Then there was her period which had become very abnormal for her. The cramping became so severe it brought her nearly to tears even though she has a high pain threshold. Her flow was so heavy she would soak a pad in an hour and her doctor thought she might have menstrual anemia. It was so bad she ended up having to leave in the middle of church due to being pale, weak and nauseous.

As any of us would, she turned to her doctors only to have them tell her that heavy and painful periods can be caused by tubal ligation. Her family doctor even told her of having heard of numerous cases of women with severe post syndrome symptoms.

With her doctors’ blessings, Andrea started looking into having a tubal reversal. This was after testing was done to be sure she had none of the other possibilities like cancer, endometriosis, fibroids, infections or cysts. While many doctors in her local area would do the tubal reversal surgery, Andrea was uncomfortable because they could provide her with statistics concerning relief from post syndrome and pregnancy success rates.

Not only that but they wanted to charge her $12,000. For less than that, she could have the world’s foremost tubal reversal team at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center, Dr. Gary Berger and Dr. Charles Monteith, perform the operation. She could also pay for the airplane tickets and hotel room and get change back from that price tag. So, she did the obvious thing and chose Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center.

Andrea’s surgery happened at the end of July 2008. Immediately she saw a lessening of her problems starting with a shorter period. Next, the headaches, spotting and cramping went away. Her period became normal for her and she no longer suffered from anemia. Even better for her, Andrea became pregnant within two months of having the tubal reversal surgery.

This is Andrea’s story. You, too, could find your post syndrome symptoms alleviated with a tubal reversal surgery. To no longer suffer from tubal ligation side effects could be your ultimate end goal or to be able to get pregnant again or even both. By having your tubes untied, you can find relief from your own problems just like Andrea.