Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome

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What is post tubal ligation syndrome?

Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome

Though the tubal ligation does not normally have negative effects on hormone production or cause lasting side effects, some women do experience symptoms that may prompt them to seek a tubal ligation reversal. These symptoms can include:

  • irregular and heavy periods, bloating, cramps
  • early onset of menopause - hot flashes, sweats, mood swings, weight gain, breast tenderness or loss of breast size
  • severe PMS symptoms - irritability, mood swings, sleep disturbance
  • loss of sex drive
  • ectopic pregnancy - this is considered a risk of the procedure
  • anxiety symptoms, feelings of dread, memory fluctuations, depression
  • loss of vaginal moisture, or vaginal itching
The cause is not completely understood, but it is believed to be related to hormonal imbalance which may be caused by damage to blood vessels or hormone receptors during the procedure. Since the body's hormone levels are in a delicate balance, small changes or fluctuations can create significant symptoms. In women with Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome, the symptoms can become overwhelming and can interfere with their normal life functioning.

For some women, a tubal reversal relieves these symptoms and allows them to feel and function better. If you have had a tubal ligation and are having new and disturbing symptoms, talk to your Gynecologist about Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome



1/24/2009 1:57:27 PM
laney64 said:

i just had a tubal reversal on Jan9,2009, ihaven't had my cycle yet but I hope this will help me i always had painful cycles when i had a tubal ligation so hopefully this reversal will help me a lot as well as having a baby very soon.

7/5/2009 1:24:44 PM
Davina said:

I am losing my hair! Actually every time I got pregnant I lost hair and had fatigue and horrible gas for the first three months of each pregnancy. Now for one week two weeks before my period I have all these things happen. I am going bald and do not know what to do about this. My body aches the week before I start and I have to take Advil all day. Then my periods starts and it is painful and heavy. It went from 3 days to 7! I only have one good week a month right after my period ends. I really wish I never did this procedure it is not worth it! I am going on 10 months of having the tubule ligation done.


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