In order to understand the process of tubal ligation reversal, one must know what tubal ligation is. Tubal ligation is a process by which a woman’s fallopian tubes are cut or blocked, so that she can’t stay pregnant anymore. It is a type of female sterilization. Tubal ligation reversal is a process that returns the previous condition and women may become pregnant again. This process enables women who have undergone tubal ligation to restore their fertility. Namely, the blocked segment of the fallopian tube is removed and reconnected. After this process, an egg can freely go to the uterus. The process can be successful if there is a little or no damage to the fallopian tubes. Tubal ligation reversal surgery allows for at least one fallopian tube to be open up to 75%.
Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome
There are cases of women who want to undergo tubal ligation reversal surgery because they experience post tubal ligation syndrome. The symptoms of this syndrome appear after tubal ligation and the most frequent ones are following: painful periods, symptoms of early menopause, ectopic pregnancy, mental stress and anxiety, insomnia and many others that vary from person to person. In order for this process to be successful, there are some factors that are beneficial. These factors include the type of tubal ligation procedure, age of the patient, and damage that is caused during the tubal ligation surgery. Women who have best chances to have a successful tubal ligation reversal are the ones who had a small part of fallopian tubes removed.
Tubal Reversal Procedures
In order to have a successful tubal ligation surgery, you must inform your doctor about all the necessary facts about a tubal ligation surgery. It has a big impact on the type of the tubal ligation reversal procedure that is later going to be conducted. The best candidate for this procedure is a woman who has equal diameter of the remaining ends of tubal section. Otherwise, the chances for becoming pregnant after tubal ligation reversal process will be very low. As with any surgery, there are also certain risks that may complicate this surgery and they include side effects from anesthesia, bladder and vessels damage, infection of the wound, and fear from failure of the surgery. There is also a risk that you might experience ectopic pregnancy, even if you do the tubal ligation reversal surgery.
So, if are thinking about undergoing this procedure, it is important to think it through carefully and consult with your doctor. There is also an option for in vitro fertilization for women who had tubal ligation surgery.