For moms who have had a tubal ligation - Did you ever have any negative side effects??

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I've read some horror stories about women getting their tubes tied and having negative side effects. I have even read about something called post tubal ligation syndrome. I'm just wondering how common these occurences are. I'm considering getting my tubes tied.

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Michelle - posted on 03/10/2014

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Nothing but problems! Two years ago and i still suffer. Horrible mood swings. Huge strain on my happy marriage of 11yrs. I have four children. Every aspect of my life has been affected. Severe cramping and bleeding. My periods used to be boarderline easy. Now i can bleed through a pad and tampon, in the time it takes to get to the store.

Tanya - posted on 09/13/2009

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I had mine done 3 yrs ago at the same time i delivered my 3rd child by c-section,,,no real problems as such except for getting cycle back on track

Shawnn - posted on 05/16/2014

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17 years and counting, best blessing EVER!

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Adriane - posted on 06/16/2014

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I have 4 kids all by c section. My 4 pergrancy I decided to have my tubes tied. Well, hours after the surgery where the 2 doctors cut, tied and burned my tubes I had to be rushed in for an emergency surgery to stop massive blood loss and to have a blood transfusion. I am 31 my 4 child is now 11 months. The past year has been horrible. My periods are so heavy I fell faint. I go through 3 boxes of super tampons and a box of pads. During the night I bleed through pad and tampon and have to wake during the night to change and clean my bed of all the blood. Some months I skipped a period all together but had a strong odor. Even after a period I will keep a strong odor for days or weeks with out blood. I've read doctors do not believe in any crazy side affects from having your tubes tied that rather coming off birth control will cause such problems. Well I have never taken both control my inter life. I have horrible acne now never before, my hair and skin are extremely dry, my periods are all over the place. I have trouble sleeping, I am depressed and very hard on myself, I have extrem back pain I often cry just to stand and make diner, my breast are often tender, I have many headaches but I have not had any weight gain as I have read some do. I wish I had never had my tubes tied. It nearly killed me and now I live half as well as I had before and like I said I'm only 31 I had never been through any hard Pms and it's my 4 th child not like I had 2 and seen a difference then.

Candy - posted on 05/16/2014

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I am a mother of two children had mine cut burnt tied SEVEN years ago and still have problems to this day I suggest a different form of birth control

Albreena - posted on 11/12/2013

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Don't do it bc I had it done and I'm having trouble with it and my doctor told me I have to get it reversed

Karli - posted on 10/16/2013

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I think everyone's body works different and reacts differently. I have had nothing but problems with my hormones since i had my tubal ligation. I had the procedure after my 6th baby 3 hours after giving birth. I have a lot of pain during ovulation and on my cycle as well as major hormonal issues. I have hot and cold flashes, nausea , headaches, the worst thing of all is the extreme dizzy spells and acne. My cycle is real heavy I don't want to leave my house most of the time. Don't do it! It's easier for men to have the sterilization procedure done than women.

April - posted on 08/05/2013

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75% of women will have troubles I am one of them check out post tubal ligation syndrome on the web my life is ruined exhausted of post tubal symptoms.get an iud instead and don't let anyone tell you that ptls is not real

Barbara - posted on 09/14/2009

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I didn't have any problems after I had mine done and didn't have 2 worry about getting pregnant again.

Tiffany - posted on 09/13/2009

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I had my tubes tied and I never had any problems with the surgery or afterwards. But now I'm wanting the surgery reversed. My best friend warned me that this would happen but I didn't listen. If I were you I would consider something less permanent, like an IUD or implants, they are 99% effective and not anywhere near as expensive. And they take no time to recover from.

Tara - posted on 09/13/2009

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I did not have any negative side effects at all. It was very easy... However, if you are under 30 there is a chance they can reattach... I had that happen and ended up having a tubal pregnancy about 6 years after the tubal ligation. So, if you are under 30... Talk to your Dr. about it.

Angela - posted on 09/13/2009

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I have had my tubes tied now for 6 years today since it is my youngest boy's birthday and I havent had any troubles.

Heather - posted on 09/13/2009

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Yes I have had negative side effects. My menstrual cycle is alot different with more intense pain. I have complained ever since the surgery. I guess you do not mess with mother nature.

Monica - posted on 09/13/2009

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I had mine done in January 2005. The only thing that came from mine was heavier periods. A friend of mine also had this problem. I've never heard of any other side effects from it.

Shayna - posted on 09/13/2009

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I haven't gotten my tubes tied, but 2 of my friends have. They have told me that their cycle lasts longer and are heavier. One even had to go to the emergency room because she was on her cycle too long and was losing too much blood.

Lindsay - posted on 09/13/2009

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I just had mine done in July, by outpatient surgery. I had a short recevery but have been very happy with it so far! =)

Wendy - posted on 09/13/2009

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I had nothing but problems afterwards. My periods became soooo heavy that many months I would miss work and end up in the ER. The cramps became unbarriable. I ended up having another surgery where they removed the lining of my uterious to control the bleeding and that worked. The doctors say it had nothing to do with the tubal, but how funny that I had NEVER had any problems what so ever before the surgery. Some of my friends expierenced similar effects. Hope this helps.

Wendy - posted on 09/13/2009

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i have not had any problems at all, mine have been done for at least seven years.

Judy - posted on 09/13/2009

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No problem here. I had mine done almost 3 years ago. I haven't had any problems at all.Good luck with your decision

Keri - posted on 09/13/2009

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No problems at all! I had it done 12 hours after delivery and my OB didn't use the gas to blow up my abdomen, so there was literally NO recovery. I only took Aleve so the nurse would quit coming in every 30 minutes to ask if I needed anything for pain!

Heather - posted on 09/13/2009

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I didn't have any negative effects at all. Just a lot of relief that I didn't have to worry about birth control any more.

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