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When reversal of tubal ligation is not possible

Tubal ligation reversal cannot always be effective. It depends on the method of sterilization used in tubal ligation surgery.

Those birth control surgeries that remove the entire tube or disable it with devices that create scars have a high contraceptive power. These surgeries are the most effective in preventing future tubal openings and possible unwanted pregnancies. In this way, sterilization is irreversible and does not allow the surgery to be reversed.

Surgeries in which the partial removal of the fallopian tube has been performed have a better prognosis. However, only those patients who retain at least 4 centimeters of healthy tube can be reversed.

Women who are in this situation can become mothers again through assisted reproduction. IVF treatments were created for those women with tubal patency problems. So this may be the solution for those women who want to become mothers again.

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By MD (gynecologist), (embryologin), BSc, MSc (embryologist) and (invitra staff).
Last Update: 05/14/2020
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