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Old 02-19-2007, 10:37 AM   #1
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tubal ligation reversal

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if anyone in this boards has have a tubal ligation reversed.
I'm currently in a relationship in which my partner got a Tubal ligation after her 2nd baby with her previous relationship. She's 23 years old and it has been almost two years since she got her tubal ligation done.

I'm really in love with her and I'm really lost as to what to do. I would really love to have kids of our own.
Until recently I have been thinking more about having kids with her but I know she had the surgery done.

She is not sure if the tubes were actually tied or cut/burn.

I would like to know if anyone has any advice.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

We live in Los Angeles, CA.

Thank you in advance for your input.

PS. i'm 29year old if that matters. I haven't had kids of my own but this is my biggest concern. And I would really love to have kids.

 
Old 02-19-2007, 01:35 PM   #2
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Re: tubal ligation reversal

........ I'm no expert on this but, most tubal ligation reversal can be done as an outpatient procedure... through a small incision just above your pubic hair line.... Some doctors prefer to keep you in the hospital but, it usually is not necessary... Cost can be from about $5,500 dollars to $25,000 dollars depending on the procedure... my friend from work had her's reversed and she did get pregnant... now the proud parents of a 8lb 7 oz little boy... if this does not work then you can also try in vitro-fertilization...there are many choices to be made just talk to a fertility specialist he will give you your options ..... best to you and your g/f ....... Dee
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:48 PM   #3
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Re: tubal ligation reversal

garifo...i had my tubal ligation last year and i deeply regretted it and had alot of pain because of it. so on january 17, 2007 i had mine reversed. i had the clips put on but it still was a 3 1/2 hour surgery. it was outpatient but where i was at they could have held me overnight if needed. i do recommend it. i feel so much better since having it done. i know that if i decide to have more kids in future i can, and my cramping is alot better. it is costly because insurance does not cover it. but i was desperate. i say do it if that is what you are wanting to do. it took me 2 weeks afterwards to totally feel better, but after a week i was alright to get around. i hope this helps, and it is worth it.

 
Old 02-19-2007, 01:52 PM   #4
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also if the tubes were clipped or if they were cut and burned there is still good chance of reversal. one thing i did think of was make sure you, if you all decide to do surgery, make sure you research the doctor real well. because they say "anyone" (meaning dr. qualified) can do the surgery but they may not always have as good as a turnout. just make sure you pick a dr. that is very experienced with reversals and has done alot and has good reputation. some dr's do more than others and some are not as experienced. it took me three dr's before i found one i liked. because it is expensive and you want a dr that is going to do a very good job.

 
Old 02-19-2007, 02:02 PM   #5
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Re: tubal ligation reversal

thank you for you input....greatly appreciated.

 
Old 02-19-2007, 02:03 PM   #6
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garifo.. sorry i keep adding posts but i keep thinking of things. i read your post and i feel for you because i know how it feels and i want to help others and encourage them to do the reversal if they want and can. one thing is i have heard that usually insurance does not cover surgery but i have heard of some insurances that do cover some. also the expense is different for every dr. there is a dr. in north carolina that does it for 5,000 and he is supposed to be the best of the best. then i have heard of some being up in the 15,000 and 20,000's. it is different everywhere. some dr's do it in hospitals and watch you overnight and that is why some cost so much because of hospital stay. with me i did it in a surgery center where i was sent home the same day because i was feeling alright and that saved alot of money (mine was about 8,000) the anesthesia part is what makes it expensive too. i had to pay the dr. and then paid the surgery center separately. it all depends on the dr. of course where you live there is probably really good dr's. sometimes you kind of have to "shop around" not only for one that is very experienced but also for one that has a good fee too. good luck in what you all decide.

 
Old 02-19-2007, 02:19 PM   #7
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Re: tubal ligation reversal

Thanks.
I came across the site of the dr. in North Carolina. I have been reading through his information. I'm very impressed. [deleted].
I have checked several places in Los Angeles and so far it does not go lower than 15k but we are still doing research.
Thank you very much again for you input. I'm glad I found this site.

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Old 02-19-2007, 03:12 PM   #8
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i could not go to him because i live to far awayand could not travel that far and plus i have kids i could not leave. everyone says he is worth it though. he reverses about 99 % of the cases he gets i think. good luck with your decision.

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Old 02-19-2007, 03:17 PM   #9
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hey also the fact that your in a big city probably makes it more expensive. the city i had mine done in is nothing the size compared to LA, even though i have always wanted to live in california. but anyways that is probably why it is higher there.

 
Old 02-20-2007, 07:29 AM   #10
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Re: tubal ligation reversal

I had a tubal ligation with cauterization when I was 21 after having 3 children. When I was 26 I had remarried and wanted another child by my present husband so I went in search of a dr who could reverse the tubal. Most insurances dont cover it, but fortunately this dr used a diff diagnosis for insurance purposes and while he was in "in there anyway" went ahead and fixed my tubes! 3 months later I was pregant and 3 years later pregnant again! I didnt go back for another tubal (too much scarring) so let hubby get his own "tubal" lol. So, in other words, yes tubals can be reversed and if done correctly are very successful. Search around for a good dr who will "help" you as far as insurance goes.

 
Old 02-20-2007, 09:00 AM   #11
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garifo, I hope that you and she have great luck with your desire to have a biological child together. I think you should research both reversal and IVF fertility techniques where they take the egg and fertilize it with your sperm and then put the embryo back in and what the success rates for each of these is and the cost. Neither of these will likely be covered by insurance, but one may be more right for you and she.

Being a female who has seen so many young women (under 30) who have had multiple unplanned pregnancies or pregnancies with partners who did not work out, I want to tell them so badly to please step out of your troubles of the moment and think about this. You are hurt right now, you feel overburdened right now, but life is such a changing thing, people you believe will stay in your life may go, and that person you've been looking for to be your life partner may come into your life, your finances and support from a parnter will get better, and then what? You will want to concieve a child out of the love that has come into your life, and you will be stuck with options that are a big maybe at best. Please take whatever steps you need take to prevent preganancy, but unless you have a health reason, I think tubal ligation at such a young age can turn into regrets.

So many people will say, well, you can just adopt, so many children need a loving home, what difference does it make. While adoption is wonderful and much-needed in this world, it is not the same. I do think that the way you feel about an adopted child can be the equivalent of what you feel about a biological child, but being equal does not make it of exactly the same nature, if anyone gets what I mean. You would love them just as much, by you would come to that love by a totally different pathway.

 
Old 02-20-2007, 03:19 PM   #12
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i totally agree. i was like 27 when i had mine and i did it 3 weeks after having a baby. so i was totally overwhelmed with the staying up at night and crying and i just said " had enough" not thinking it will get better. yes it is a big decsion to make so spur of moment. i totally agree with everything you said.

 
Old 03-20-2007, 05:39 AM   #13
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Re: tubal ligation reversal

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Originally Posted by garifo View Post
Hello everyone,

I was wondering if anyone in this boards has have a tubal ligation reversed.
I'm currently in a relationship in which my partner got a Tubal ligation after her 2nd baby with her previous relationship. She's 23 years old and it has been almost two years since she got her tubal ligation done.

I'm really in love with her and I'm really lost as to what to do. I would really love to have kids of our own.
Until recently I have been thinking more about having kids with her but I know she had the surgery done.

She is not sure if the tubes were actually tied or cut/burn.

I would like to know if anyone has any advice.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

We live in Los Angeles, CA.

Thank you in advance for your input.

PS. i'm 29year old if that matters. I haven't had kids of my own but this is my biggest concern. And I would really love to have kids.
I had a tubal reversal on 3/6/2007. I was out of work for about 10 days. The surgery went well.

 
Old 03-20-2007, 06:55 AM   #14
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hey baby07 i had my reversal january 17. i see you are from NC, did dr. berger do your reversal? i heard he is pretty good. just wondering. he did not do mine but i have read his website.

 
Old 03-20-2007, 07:25 AM   #15
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Dr. Moore from Columbia, South Carolina did mine. Have you had any problems or are things going well

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