One of the most common methods that women use as a form of birth control is tubal sterilisation. A large number of tubal sterilisation operations consist of a clip or a loop being placed around the woman’s Fallopian tubes. The tubes are then blocked so an egg and a sperm will not connect with each other. If the tubes are cut or tied-off, which is known as tubal ligation, then the success rate of reversal of female sterilisation will be lower.
How Is This Done?
The reversal of female sterilisation procedure can take about one to two hours, and the woman will be under anaesthesia. The surgeon who performs the procedure will make an incision of about 10 cms around the bikini line area. If clips were used as the sterilisation method, then those clips will be removed. The two Fallopian tubes will be connected together into two layers. Sometimes the operation can be done by using one Fallopian tube.
Are There Any Risks?
Reversal of female sterilisation is a common and routine procedure, but like any surgery or operation, there may be risks. Everyone will not have the same type of risks, so your surgeon will go over any kind of risks or complications that can occur.
Will My Recovery Take A Long Time?
As for your stay in the hospital, you will likely spend one or two nights in the hospital. Generally, you may be prescribed pain medications to help you deal with the pain so you can be comfortable. In order for you to get back to your normal and regular activities, you should try to use the first week at home to rest or just take it easy.
Will I Be Able To Get Pregnant?
There are several factors that could determine your ability to become pregnant after the reversal procedure:
- If you are under 40 years old, you will generally have a higher chance of becoming pregnant after the reversal
- Your ovulation patterns
- The sperm quality of your partner
If you would like to speak with someone about your chances of becoming pregnant after reversal of female sterilisation, please contact us.