bilateral tubal ligation

Carmen - posted on 01/29/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Has anyone had complications from "having your tubes tied"? Sources on the net say it causes libido & hormonal problems, ovary isolation, etc. I'm considering having this done & would rather get opinions from real ppl who've already been through it. THANKS!

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Paige - posted on 01/29/2010

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there are so many less permanent ways to not have children now... I would consider every thing else before this. I had a very dear friend have a baby and think it would be her last, she had a rough pregnancy, a c-sec delivery, and a tubal. At 4mo old her baby woke up one morning with a lump in his soft spot and had a rapid growing brain tumor and was gone in a matter of days. Not that she can ever replace the child she is missing, but she is now longing for another baby, and without major surgery, cannot have one. It is your body and life changing surgery. I myself, had my tubes tied. I was married, had my kids, thought I was done. Got divorced. Got remarried. My husband and I decided to go through a VERY complicated road to try (and succeed) to have another child. Permanent is hard to reverse. There are 5+ year birth control methods out there now, I would have opted for one of those 18 years ago if I would have thought about it a little harder. You just never REALLY know what the future holds.... but it's a very personal choice.

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Sarah - posted on 09/30/2013

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I had mine done about 7 years ago! Over time I started have more and more problems such as vaginal dryness, hot and cold spells, painful periods, mood swings and the Dr. Has put me on birth control and its not working!! It did in the first 3-4 months but soon after I was starting my period before I would finish the pack! I am on the strongest type you can get before the IUD and now my dr. wants me to try that??? I have been seeing my Dr. For years about this problem over and over again and nothing helps!! I was seeing the dr. about problems i was having with in the first month, I think he thought it was all in my head. But the fact is they will do little to help you when you do start having problems... I want my toobs reversed not to have more children but to have my body back!!!

Crystal - posted on 01/29/2010

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I had my tubal done Dec. 15th 2009 and I havent started yet, I do cramp alot wrost now then I did befor but I hardly ever cramped in the 1st place so far Its not that bad and the pain after the op. was done and I was at home, Was pretty bad but only the frist 3 days and they gave me painkillers too help...all and It was what I excepted the painn to be like

Dawn - posted on 01/29/2010

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I had a tubal 15 months ago after having my son by C-section. As for the pain, I did not experience any more pain than you would normally have with a C-section. I have heard from others that it is painful though. As for afterwards, my cycles have been really out of wack since the tubal. Not really sure if it has anything to do with it or not.

Jodi - posted on 01/29/2010

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Hello, Carmen. I have 4 children and 1 miscarriage. I also had the tubal 3 years ago. I did not go thriugh too much pain at all. This coming from a person who delivered 3 out of 4 with no pain meds! I was told my tubal was going to be more painful than having kids and recovery could take up to 4 weeks. I was down for the day of the surgery and the day after and with minimal help was right back at things 2 days later! As far as everything else goes, Well, with 4 kids your sex dreive just isn't what it used to be anyhow so I have had no trouble there! And well, yeah periods have gotten worse but there are other medical reasons for that! I really don't think the tubal has had too many effects on me other than I know I am not having another baby! And after 4, who needs more?LOL!

Amanda - posted on 01/29/2010

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I have had the same Problem as Kristal. I have unbearable pain every month, and my hotmones have definety taken a shift. And it has been 5 years since my tubal. I strongly recommend some other option. Also doctors are finding that having a tubal can cause you to go into early menopause. There are studies all over the net you can check out.

Kristal - posted on 01/29/2010

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I have 3 children and after my son was born 18 months ago,I had a tubal ligation. The pain was horrible. I lived on pain killers for approx. two weeks. I would give birth 100 times rather than have my tubes tied again. Every month when I menstrate I have so much pain, mostly in my left side. I cannot bend over, the pain is unbearable. I have spoken to several of my friends who have experienced the same. I haven't had any of the above mentioned problems, but it is extremely painful and probably will be continue to be every month when you get your period.

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