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reversal of tubal ligation

I had a tubal ligation after my 4th child in 2008 and have separated from my husband after an abusive marriage.I have met someone who i want to be with and be able to have our own child together.I really regret having the tubal ligation but i had pressure from my parents,my ex husband and am really regretful of this now.I know i have 4 children but would really love to have a child with someone i love instead of my last 2 pregnancies where i was forced.It would mean everything to me to have myn and my partner who i love more than life itself to have our own child.I want a happy life now with my children and partner but am worried in case i cant get a reversal.
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1346146 tn?1299364097
I have heard its quite expensive and not always sucessful.   My mother had it done and had 3 ectopic, 2 of which destroyed her tubes and she had to have emergency surgery. This was many years ago, perhaps its changed since then.  Good luck to you.
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I had my tubes reversed 12.20.10.  The facility I went to was in NC.  The main doctor there has done thousands and that is all they do.  They have a strict pregnancy protocol that they have their patients follow so that you don't endanger your repaired tubes.  The cost was also reasonable.  I am so glad I did it. I just wish that I hadn't waited so long. Now my age may play a factor in even conceiving! They even have stats you can view that discuss your chances by age and type of tubal ligation you had.  If this is something you want to do, I would suggest you check them out.  They are called Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center.  Let me know if you have any other questions.
667409 tn?1309155783
I had a tubal reversal in February 2010. I didn't know prior to that that I have endometriosis, which had damaged my left tube so bad that it couldn't be repaired. They were able to repair the right tube, which went back together well, according to the doctor. However, at my HSG test in April 2010 it showed that my tube was not open. I have not had another test, nor have I been back to my doctor to see what other options I have. I have just kind of given up, and we haven't been trying to get pregnant. If it happens, it happens...if not, I have to learn to accept that.

However, I *have* heard many, many success stories. Whatever you decide, I wish you the best!

764229 tn?1322523484
I had mine done in Sept 1997, My right tube scared and was blocked  and the left side was very short after they put it back together, Due to other issues it took us 12 years but we have a happy Healthy little boy. It cost us about $9,000 total. Best of  luck,
1281900 tn?1320340002
I had my TR on 12/10/10. It was in LA CAlifornia. I had to wait 3 afs before we could ND. In July I had my hsg test it showed one tube was blocked. I wish it wasn't but I got pregnant in august but lost it in Oct. Good luck
1272624 tn?1395437957
Hi Tracey,
   Your story sounds like mine! I had a TR in September, we tried naturally for 2 cycles but I am 44 and decided to do iui with injectables just to give it a little push.  You could always try ivf, it is a bit more expensive but your young enough! Good luck to you! I know how you feel!
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I had a TR in 2/07....currently on my 3rd TR baby! 1st was 7 cycles after TR 2nd was 4 months pp and this one took 11 cycles on ntnp.....might as well do it. dont waste time! i sat around wanting it for 4 years before i finally made the move to get it done. my TR cost about 5-6 k total.
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Also, if you are experiencing symptoms of ptls, then it would be worth it to get relief and another baby.  I had the reversal and it was 5600 dollars in LA.  It went great, easy healing and two open tubes.  I just did it for relief from symptoms, not for another baby.  Also check out this blog that talks about tubal reversal.


Good luck with whatever you decide.

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