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Thinking of having your tubal ligation reversed? Many women make the decision to have their tubal ligation reversed after they discover that they wish to have more children.
There are many factors that should be taken into consideration if you are considering having your tubal ligation reversed. If you are considering the procedure, you should first have a good understanding of what a tubal ligation entails, then decide whether having your tubal ligation reversed id a good choice for you.
Tubal ligation is used as a permanent form of birth control. Most women make the decision to have a tubal ligation believing that they will never change their mind about having more children. Before having the procedure done, women are counseled as to whether having the procedure is right for them; in other words, are they certain that they don't want any more children? Doctors want to be sure that their patients do not make the decision to have a tubal ligation lightly- this is due to the fact that it is difficult to successfully reverse the procedure once it has been done (but it is not impossible, as we will discuss).
During a tubal ligation, the fallopian tubes are clamped, tied, cut or blocked (sometimes a combination of these procedures is performed to be sure that there is the smallest chance of conceiving possible). Tubal ligations are not foolproof, and pregnancies that occur after a tubal ligation often result in an ectopic pregnancy, or a pregnancy in which the fertilized egg becomes lodged in the fallopian tube. Such pregnancies are dangerous to the mother and result in the loss of the fetus, which cannot grow past the first month or two within the fallopian tube. For this reason, surgeons are very thorough in trying to ensure that such pregnancies never occur, partly because of the risk of an ectopic pregnancy and also because the reason women want a tubal ligation is because they no longer want to have any more children!
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