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What are some complications and risks of tubal ligation reversal?

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All surgery has some risk. It's rare, but it's possible you could have bleeding, infection, damage to nearby organs, or reactions to anesthesia. Tubal reversal also gives you a higher risk of ectopic pregnancy, a life-threatening condition when a fertilized egg grows outside your womb.

And sometimes the area where you had the tubal reversal forms scar tissue and blocks the fallopian tubes again.

SOURCES:

News release, Norgenix Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination web site.

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists web site: "Postpartum Sterilization Brochure."

Reproductive Associates of Delaware web site: "Tubal Reversal."

Cleveland Clinic OB/GYN & Women's Health Institute Clinic web site: "Tubal Reversal."

Gabbe, S.G. Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2007: chap 21.

Chicago Infertility Associates web site: "Tubal Reversal."

Penn Medicine web site: "Tubal Ligation Reversal," "Q&A About Tubal Reversal and Vasectomy."

 

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

News release, Norgenix Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination web site.

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists web site: "Postpartum Sterilization Brochure."

Reproductive Associates of Delaware web site: "Tubal Reversal."

Cleveland Clinic OB/GYN & Women's Health Institute Clinic web site: "Tubal Reversal."

Gabbe, S.G. Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2007: chap 21.

Chicago Infertility Associates web site: "Tubal Reversal."

Penn Medicine web site: "Tubal Ligation Reversal," "Q&A About Tubal Reversal and Vasectomy."

 

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on October 21, 2018

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