Has anyone had any side effects from getting their tubes tied?

La - posted on 12/08/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Hey everyone,



I've been doing some reading on tubal ligation and have heard that some women experience painful periods and permanent hormonal mood swings afterward. I'm wondering if this has happened to anyone because my partner and I would like for one of us to get tied and if these are likely side effects after getting tubes tied then he will be the one to get fixed LOL.

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La - posted on 12/14/2009

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Quoting becky:

the overies control your hormones not your tubes hun.....


I'm in nursing school...I know that ovaries control hormones (if I didn't know that , I'd say I needed to study more LOL).  I think I actually first learned that in middle school health class LOL.  I was referring to hormonal mood swings as a side effect of Post tubal ligation syndrome:



PTLS is a term used to describe a variety of post tubal ligation side effects or symptoms. These include increased menstrual bleeding and cramps as well as other symptoms attributed to changes in hormone levels. One possible mechanism suggested as a cause of these symptoms is disruption of the normal blood between the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and uterus.

Jodi - posted on 12/08/2009

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Honestly, if he is willing to have a vasectomy, I'd go that route. It is a safer procedure, and is also more effective. We mad the decision to do the vasectomy based on many things:



1. Chance of future pregnancy - Tubal ligation: 1 in 300; Vasectomy: 1 in 2,000.

2. Procedure safety - Tubal ligation: General anaesthetic; Vasectomy: Local anaesthetic.

3. Recovery time - Vasectomy, just walk out of the office, painkillers for a couple of days, and a bag of frozen peas. Get it done on a Friday, back to work on a Monday. Tubal ligation, much more invasive surgery (even if only keyhole) and cutting through muscles will result in a longer recovery period.



4. If you DO get pregnant after a tubal ligation, the risk of ectopic pregnancy is high, so if you are in that 1 in 300, it can be extremely traumatic.



Just my opinion, and the reasons we decided the vasectomy was a much better option. And to be honest, we feel it is the best decision we ever made :)



PS. I have also heard that some women experience very heavy periods after a tubal ligation, I'm not sure how common that is, but I am aware that it does happen.

Becky - posted on 12/08/2009

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Please be sure this is what you want before you do it.......I had absolutely no side effects from getting my tubes tied. The overies control your hormones not your tubes hun......and as for painful periods I had them my whole life but they actually seemed to mellow after my ligation. I say be sure simply because twelve yrs after mine a divorce and remarraige I wanted another baby now 30,000 later I still have no baby(I lost them both within a month) I had to do IVF because when they put my tube back together we still couldn't get pregnant.

Marge - posted on 12/14/2009

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I had mine done a year after my 3rd child...I did find that I started to get mood swings...for someone who hasn't had issues with PMS it was quite new to me. My periods didn't get any heavier though...it has been 13years now and I haven't fallen pregnant...the hormones are under control - your doctor can help you with that - its the least of your worries...it is a big decision not one to take lightly. Wish you well.

Robin - posted on 12/14/2009

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I got pregnant about a year after my tubal. I also had bad periods and ended up getting a hysterectomy after 5 years of almost non-stop bleeding. I am a rare case but it does happen. Good luck

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Stephanie - posted on 12/14/2011

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I had one done in 2009. No problems with it. For me I am not regular anymore so I never know when it's coming. I have heard you can get pg with a tubal, but it's important to go to hospital right away

Kimberly - posted on 12/10/2009

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For the first year following my ligation, I did experience more painful than usual periods, but things eventually settled down.

Joan - posted on 12/08/2009

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i had no side effects from getting my tubes tied many years ago. your tubes should not affect your hormones. your ovaries would do that ?

good luck

joan

Amy - posted on 12/08/2009

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I haven't other than the recovery time. If I need a c-section they we will probably do it this next time around. Otherwise we are also looking into http://www.essure.com/ it's another option for the females that from what I heard is less painful and just as effective as the tubes tied.



From what I heard, if you want either the tubes tied or the man sniped, honestly from everyone I've talked to said that the man should get it done because it's SO much less painful. Look into Essure, talk to a dr about it, maybe it's a better option now? I'm still TTC so we haven't had the chance to look into it much more.

Joan - posted on 12/08/2009

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i had no side effects from getting my tubes tied many years ago. your tubes should not affect your hormones. your ovaries would do that ?

good luck

joan

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