Post Tubal Reversal Menstrual Cycle

Published: 19th June 2009
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There are a number of people that have a second thought after having a tubal ligation surgery. Although, Tubal ligation is a permanent sterilization, there are ways to get pregnant again. The first option is by having tubal reversal surgery. The second option is using in-vitro fertilization, or IVF.

After you have had tubal reversal surgery, you may be required to stay in the hospital for one to two days. In the next few weeks, it is also important for you to take it easy and not do any strenuous activity. However, your menstrual cycle after tubal reversal surgery is something many women do not understand.

Generally, it takes a woman's reproductive organs four to six weeks to heal correctly and completely. Your menstrual cycle could come earlier than four weeks or, like most, it could take longer than six weeks. Your first menstrual cycle could be several days late after the tubal reversal surgery.

With your first menstrual cycle after tubal reversal surgery, be prepared to have a heavy flow and expect to be in pain. This is all normal and part of the process. You may find that your regular over-the-counter pain medication does not seem to touch your pain. The simple remedy for this is to sample various over-the-counter pain medications to see which one works best for you. If these still do not seem to ease your pain, call your doctor to see if he can prescribe something stronger.

Another thing to be on the lookout for with your menstrual cycle, post tubal reversal surgery, is to be aware of the possibility that you may faint or feel lightheaded. This can happen even if you have never experienced this before. Feeling faint or lightheaded is, again, normal after tubal reversal surgery but is definitely worth mentioning.

Doctors will usually try to discourage you from becoming pregnant until several cycles have passed. However it is not uncommon for a woman to become pregnant after their first cycle has passed. For others, becoming pregnant takes a little longer such as six months or longer.

If six months have passed and you are still not pregnant, your doctor will check your fallopian tubes to make sure they are open. If the fallopian tubes are open, then the doctor will check for other possible problems. Other problems could be as simple as stressing over the fact that you are not pregnant yet.

Keep in mind that just because you are having your period every month does not mean that you are ovulating every month as well. Do not think that you are pregnant just because you miss your period by a day. Regardless, if you have had tubal reversal surgery or not, any slight change to a woman's body can throw ovulation off.

After your tubal reversal surgery, if you get pregnant or think you may be pregnant, then get yourself to your doctor quickly. One thing the doctor will need to check for is to make sure your pregnancy is not an ectopic pregnancy (where the fetus lives in the fallopian tubes and not in the uterus like it should). Because the percentage of this happening is low (between three and five percent), most doctors do not worry about this, but it is still something that needs to be checked.

You can also help keep track of your menstrual cycle by buying ovulating prediction kits. Following the instructions will help you keep track of what your cycle is doing.

For more information about Tubal Reversal can be found on Tubal Pregnancy website.

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