Tubal Reversal and The Pregnancy Rate


Many people don’t know that the tubal ligation is not the permanent birth control. It can be reversed through a surgery called a tubal reversal.  It is an outpatient surgery that gives very satisfactory results.

Every year hundreds of women undergo tubal ligation every year. Some women regret their decision and want to untie or repair their tubes.  The tubes can be efficiently repaired with the help of tubal reversal, and there are high pregnancy rates too.

The surgery of tubal ligation reversal is done under anesthesia so that the patient does not feel any pain. The operation does not take much longer to perform. The recovery time is short. Woman after tubal reversal can start their routine works in two weeks. They can have a healthy pregnancy and give birth to healthy babies too.  Women can get pregnant more than once after they get their tubes tied after tubal reversal.

The successful pregnancy is dependent on some factors. The main factor is the age. Younger women have high pregnancy rates as compared to older women. Women who are younger than 35 years have high pregnancy rates. The women who are younger than 30 years have the pregnancy rate of 77 percent. The reason is that their ovarian reserve is good, so their chances of getting pregnant are also more.

Women who are above 40 very rarely conceive and the percentage of pregnancy is only 34 percent. Tubal ligation reversal is more successful, and the pregnancy rate is high if the ligation is performed by using clips or rings. The type of tubal ligation performed is also the success factor of the successful pregnancy. If the clips are used, the pregnancy rate is 78 percent and if the rings are used the successful pregnancy rate is 76 percent. Ligation/Resection method has 66 percent pregnancy rate.  If the method of the ligation is not known, then the chances of successful pregnancy are less.

The remaining length of the fallopian tube is critical in pregnancy. If the remaining duration of the tube is very short, the pregnancy is less likely and in many cases impossible to occur. If the fallopian tube length is 7.5 cm or more, the pregnancy rate is 77 %.   In many cases women having the duration of the fallopian tube of 2.5 percent also got pregnant.

The tubes which are long in length show better pregnancy results as compared to the cells with short length. The risk of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage is also present.  The risk of ectopic after tubal ligation reversal is 2 percent higher than the ectopic pregnancy rate in normal circumstances.

If the patient gives proper time to her body to heal, the pregnancy is more likely to be successful.  Every woman who is planning for tubal reversal must know the pregnancy statistics after the procedure.

The pregnancy rate usually depends on the surgeon and the clinic where you will have your treatment. If the surgeon is experienced and skilled, the pregnancy chances are more so you must always choose an experienced surgeon.

For Relief of Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome

Tubal ligation has some side effects and some women suffer badly after this procedure so they want to reverse the process in order to get a relief from the complications and problems. One of the problems includes post tubal ligation syndrome.

Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome is a doctor produced condition. This condition occurs where there is a rapid decline in the level of estrogen/progesterone hormone due to the damaged blood supply to the ovaries during the Tubal Ligation surgery. The symptoms of PTS are associated with estrogen/progesterone imbalance, hormone shock or menopause. Many women suffer from many problems like

  • Very heavy periods
  • Panic attacks
  • Migraines
  • Body aches
  • Dry itching skin
  • Insomnia

These symptoms are present in women having Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome. Women who suffer from these problems go to the physicians and spend a lot of money in medical tests but get normal results. So in order to get rid of these problems women choose to have a reversal of ligation. After taking this treatment they can get relief. So the number of women going for this procedure is increasing.

More Avoiding Multiple Births

IVF (in vitro fertilization) causes multiple births and fertility medications can also result in multiple births but with tubal reversal the risks for a multiple birth pregnancy are low.

Short Recovery Time

Tubal reversal is the type of treatment in which the woman recovers very soon. She can return to her normal activities in two weeks and try for pregnancy after two months. So this treatment is very suitable for the women wanting to get pregnant after tubal ligation. It is also safe and effective procedure.

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