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Articles from October, 2019

Long-Term Side Effects of Tubal Ligation

Tubal ligation is a surgery that is performed to block a woman’s Fallopian tubes. This procedure prevents a woman’s eggs from moving from the ovary through the tubes and to the uterus. Sperm is unable to reach the egg in the Fallopian tube after ovulation, so pregnancy is prevented. Some women may experience long-term side…. read more

Post-Tubal Ligation Syndrome (PTLS)

Post-Tubal Ligation Syndrome (PTLS) consists of a variety of symptoms that may include heavy or missing menstrual periods, hormonal problems, or problems that mimic menopause. These symptoms are reported by some women after receiving a tubal ligation procedure. Symptoms may also include mood swings, hot flashes, anxiety, depression, fatigue, sleep problems, and vaginal dryness, among…. read more

Should I Have an Essure Removal?

The Essure device is a set of metallic coils used for female sterilization. After the Essure device is placed, the fallopian tubes cause scarring around the coils, which block the tubes. It is an effective form of contraception, but some patients may experience issues with the device and experience symptoms attributed to the Essure coils.…. read more


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