5 Things You Need To Know About Getting Your Tubes Tied

The advancement of technology has led to developing many ways of inducing childbirth or stopping it altogether. Some women are not interested in having or are tired of having them get bilateral tube ligation (getting the tubes tied). This procedure is becoming more and more common as some people do not want to use birth control so that they do not worry about getting pregnant.



Here are top 5 side effects of getting tubes tied:


  1. It is permanent

Many women think that once the tubes are tied they can be reunited and when they find out again by the doctors that they can’t be pregnant is very upsetting. Although it is a safe and easy procedure, many doctors hesitate to do it as some women get married again or change their mind and are heartbroken when they are told that they cannot get pregnant.


This surgery can be done at any given time or right after your C-section takes place and involves cutting a small part of your abdomen and then clamping the tubes so that no sperm may fertilize an egg.


  1. Slightly risky

Although it is less invasive the other procedures it may cause complications such as an injury to urinary bladder and bowel. According to a survey conducted on patients, the chance of getting a complication is lesser than even 1%. Another complication that may arise, although very uncommon, is an allergy to anesthesia or the chance of getting an ectopic pregnancy since the egg cannot get implanted in the fallopian tube. An ectopic pregnancy is very dangerous and may cost your life.


Furthermore, tubal ligation does not in any way protect you from getting STD such as syphilis, the only condom is the safest contraception to avoid STDs.


  1. Recovery time

If a woman has gotten her tubes ligated during her C-section, she will not feel any extra pain other than the usual amount. However, if you go for a tubal ligation without a C-section then be prepared for a little bit of recovery time. A little bit of recovery time is normal except if you have additional symptoms. Therefore, you should go to a doctor if you have excessive bleeding, trouble breathing and fever and sudden fatigue.


  1. Sterilization types

There are two ways for female sterilization: one is getting an incision through your abdomen and the other is by the Essure method. In the incisional method, the doctor will try to make you as comfortable as possible and by getting a small amount of anesthesia or medicine to calm you down. In this method also, you have the choice of either staying awake during the procedure or by sleeping through the entire procedure by using general anesthesia.


Essure sterilization involves the doctor numbing your cervix by using general anesthesia and giving you medicine if you are too scared. The next step is to place the heteroscope inside on your vagina and through the cervix to then place coil onto each fallopian tubes.


  1. Ask questions

Getting this procedure done may be quite a daunting experience emotionally and physically. Therefore, it is important to ask related questions with your practitioner, do not just blindly follow whatever your doctor tells you to do. Depending on your insurance, it can cost from 0$ to $6,000 and so it is very important that you get the right thing done. Check how experienced your doctor is including how many surgeries he/she has done.