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This article will focus on the recovery after the procedure called the tubal ligation, but at the beginning we will explain what the tubal ligation actually is. This is a form of sterilization and it is a very safe procedure. This effective procedure causes permanent birth control and involves tying of the fallopian tubes. The move of the fertilized ovum to the uterus is the responsibility of these tubes. If they are tied, the sperm cannot reach their destination and pregnancy is avoided.

The Procedure

Some tests will need to be done before the procedure in order to gain the clear picture of the patient and the involving risks and benefits. If the patient can proceed with the tubal ligation procedure, there are some instructions that need to be followed. Before the surgery, approximately two weeks prior, smoking is prohibited, as well as the dinner one day before the surgery, water needs to be consumed in great quantities and colon cleanse should be done. During the procedure, general anesthesia is used, while local freezing may also be involved. Then the speculum is inserted into the vagina and it reaches the end of the cervix. The laparoscope is there to help the doctor to get a state of affairs if the pelvic structure. He can move the uterus with the use of speculum. Below the navel, the doctor makes a cut and inserts the trocar which is a tube used for filling the abdomen with carbon dioxide. With the use of laparoscope and its video camera, the doctor places bands or clips on the tubes and blocks them. They can also be tied, cut or burned and the same result will be done. This procedure involves no hospital stay.


Tiredness, shoulder pain, nausea, dizziness, cramps and mild abdominal pain may be felt after the surgery, along with fatigue and bloating. Soreness of the throat may be an effect of general anesthesia. Some strenuous activities should not be performed within the initial 24 hours. The recovery time after the tubal ligation surgery usually lasts only 5 or 6 days, but this period may vary and its length depends on several factors. It depends on pain tolerance, healing ability of the body, anesthesia used and several others. Soreness of the wound is normal and it is caused by the healing process. Pain can be eliminated with the use of painkillers. Also, this procedure causes no chance in hormone levels and menstrual cycle. If you do not want more children, this is a safe and effective procedure for you. It involves very short recovery time, involves no changes in the levels of hormones and menstrual cycle and it is very effective. The decision is up to you.

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