Getting Pregnant After Tubal Reversal Surgery

Women who are seeking to become pregnant after having a tubal ligation often consider the possibility of a tubal reversal. A tubal reversal is a surgical procedure to reconnect the fallopian tubes and restore fertility. For women who have had a tubal ligation, this can be an attractive option for starting a family. Some women even become pregnant shortly after the procedure. In this blog post, we’ll explore the likelihood of a woman becoming pregnant within three weeks of her tubal reversal. We’ll also discuss the potential risks and benefits of a tubal reversal and provide tips for ensuring a successful pregnancy. By taking the time to understand the procedure and the potential risks, women can make a fully informed decision about whether to pursue a tubal reversal and can prepare their bodies for pregnancy.

What do I do if I think I’m pregnant?

As soon as your period is missed, you must do three things. You need to get one of the urine stick tests. You must get a quantitative blood pregnancy test, also known as an HCG test, if that is positive. A vaginal ultrasound is the third step to confirm that the child is inside the womb.

The risk of ectopic [tubular] pregnancy is of particular concern because it is higher following tubal ligation reversal than if your tubes had never been tied. Although ectopic pregnancies are rarely fatal and can be dangerous, that is not the reason we are so concerned. Early detection of an ectopic pregnancy allows for medication treatment and tube preservation.

When an ectopic pregnancy is discovered early, surgery is almost never necessary to treat it. The tests must be finished within the first two weeks of your missed period. I advise our tubal reversal patients to call us if they ever forget the early pregnancy detection information we’ve given them.

What is Tubal Ligation Reversal?

The procedure of “getting your tubes tied” or tubal ligation serves as a method of permanent birth control. It’s simpler and more efficient for a woman to have the procedure done than to use birth control if she doesn’t want more children or didn’t want them in the first place.

When a woman has her fallopian tubes bandaged or clamped, the doctor makes an abdominal incision. This makes it so that sperm can’t reach the eggs.

A tubal ligation reversal can be performed in the event that a woman decides she wants to become pregnant after the procedure. For the surgery, the patient is given a general anesthesia. Depending on your original procedure, the surgeon will make an incision and reopen, untie, or reconnect the fallopian tubes. After this, sperm should be able to reach the eggs. The procedure takes two to three hours and is more difficult than simply tying your tubes.

Unfortunately, tubal reversal isn’t usually covered by health insurance. Although costs vary, it typically costs several thousand dollars. The average cost of a reversal in the U.S. is $8,685 but can go up to $21,000, according to Healthline. You should also keep in mind any costs associated with the procedure, such as medication, tests and hospital fees.

Is It Easy to Get Pregnant after a Tubal Ligation Reversal?

After a tubal ligation reversal, getting pregnant shouldn’t be difficult if both partners are healthy and have no other fertility-related issues. Statistics show that younger women have a higher rate of success in becoming pregnant with women under the age of 35 having a 70-85% rate of pregnancy success and women over 40 years of age having a 30-40% success rate


How quick can you get pregnant after tubal reversal?

Generally speaking, you will be healed enough within one month to begin trying. If everything went well, you may be lucky enough to get pregnant after your first month of trying. Most patients with successful Tubal Ligation Reversal procedures get pregnant within the first year.

How long does it take for fallopian tubes to heal after a tubal reversal?

The recovery period.

Recovery from a tubal reversal takes approximately 2 weeks.

What are the chances of miscarriage after tubal reversal?

The miscarriage rate after tubal reversal ranges from 33-49%. Obviously these are high numbers. The reported miscarriage rate for the average woman ranges between 10% to 20%.

Getting Pregnant After a Tubal Reversal with Don Royster, MD

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