Tubal ligation or tying tubes has been around for many years. Sought after by those who do not want to have children or those who have completed their family. This form of permanent female sterilization is considered very effective.
For some there are no issues after the tubal ligation and these women are very happy with the decision they have made. For others something dreadful begins to take place. There is a name for the many symptoms that take place after a woman has had a tubal ligation. This is what many call Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome. This is becoming more heard about. With the increasing use of the Internet women are making their voices heard across the globe.
Although many in the medical field do not acknowledge PTLS there are a few doctors that do. But before we jump ahead let me just list a few of the symptoms.
- Painful and heavy periods.
- Body aches and pains that are unexplained.
- Mood swings that are worse than PMS.
- Weight gain that is not helped by exercising and diet.
- Unexplained night sweats.
- Dry itchy and flaking skin.
- Hair that literally is dry and brittle and thinning and may fall out in clumps.
- Marital problems
- No desire for sex
This is just a few of the symptoms that many women suffer from after a tubal ligation. What happens next is just as troublesome. The woman will see her physician and explain what is happening. Patient is often told things such as:
- It is in your head.
- Get used to it you are getting older.
- You are just depressed and lets give you a med for it.
Imagine getting this as a response? And some women do begin to second-guess themselves. Sad but true!
Is there help? Yes, there is help and actually surgeons that do believe that PTLS does happen to women. Dr. Berger and Dr. Monteith of Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center perform just tubal ligation reversal surgery. This center is well known around the world and couples travel from every corner of the globe.
Although many do go to the center to have fertility restored after a tubal ligation to have another baby there are quite a few that seek the procedure to rid themselves of PTLS.
The long-term effects of tubal ligation have women desperate for help. And the great news is that the patients are reporting improvement immediately following their reversal surgery.
For more information on the long-term effects of tubal ligation please visit Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. The tubal reversal nurses are also available for a free phone consultation by calling 1-919-968-4656.