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Finding Help for Post Tubal Syndrome – Andrea’s Story of Tubal Ligation Side Effects

Looking for information on tubal ligation side effects? No doubt you have been wondering what is happening to you since having your tubes tied. All these strange ailments have entered your life and are causing havoc in your body. No one can seem to tell you what is going on. You may even have felt like you are all alone.

However, you are not alone in having to put up with tubal ligation side effects. In fact, it is not unusual for you to be suffering these different symptoms. Let’s take a brief look at Andrea’s story and you can see how much like your own it might be.

Andrea lives in Idaho with her husband and four children. After the planned c-section birth of her last child, she had a tubal ligation. This was against the advice of her doctor who may have known her better than she did herself. Even her husband cautioned against the procedure.

Andrea began to suffer all kinds of things she had not experienced before. So many new things were happening that she began to keep a journal of her post syndrome symptoms and experiences.

Now, before we go further into this, you should know that Andrea was only 28 at the time of her tubal. I mention this because one thing many women hear when complaining about tubal ligation side effects is that they are simply entering menopause early.

Andrea tried the usual diet, exercise and breast feeding that had helped her lose her baby weight in the past. This did not work. She could not get the weight off. As a homeschooling mom of four, you have to know Andrea was very active. This just did not make sense to her and is something many women complain about.

In addition she began having cyclical migraines. These would come on at certain times during her cycle and last for several days each time. They brought on severe pain, nausea and vomiting.

Other symptoms she endured were extremely dry skin, being very sad and highly emotional, mid-cycle cramping, and spotting for about another eight or so days beyond her period each month. She believes she even suffered persistent yeast infections because she always having to wear a pad and therefore stayed damp all the time.

Then there was her period which had become very abnormal for her. The cramping became so severe it brought her nearly to tears even though she has a high pain threshold. Her flow was so heavy she would soak a pad in an hour and her doctor thought she might have menstrual anemia. It was so bad she ended up having to leave in the middle of church due to being pale, weak and nauseous.

As any of us would, she turned to her doctors only to have them tell her that heavy and painful periods can be caused by tubal ligation. Her family doctor even told her of having heard of numerous cases of women with severe post syndrome symptoms.

With her doctors’ blessings, Andrea started looking into having a tubal reversal. This was after testing was done to be sure she had none of the other possibilities like cancer, endometriosis, fibroids, infections or cysts. While many doctors in her local area would do the tubal reversal surgery, Andrea was uncomfortable because they could provide her with statistics concerning relief from post syndrome and pregnancy success rates.

Not only that but they wanted to charge her $12,000. For less than that, she could have the world’s foremost tubal reversal team at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center, Dr. Gary Berger and Dr. Charles Monteith, perform the operation. She could also pay for the airplane tickets and hotel room and get change back from that price tag. So, she did the obvious thing and chose Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center.

Andrea’s surgery happened at the end of July 2008. Immediately she saw a lessening of her problems starting with a shorter period. Next, the headaches, spotting and cramping went away. Her period became normal for her and she no longer suffered from anemia. Even better for her, Andrea became pregnant within two months of having the tubal reversal surgery.

This is Andrea’s story. You, too, could find your post syndrome symptoms alleviated with a tubal reversal surgery. To no longer suffer from tubal ligation side effects could be your ultimate end goal or to be able to get pregnant again or even both. By having your tubes untied, you can find relief from your own problems just like Andrea.

15 thoughts on “Finding Help for Post Tubal Syndrome – Andrea’s Story of Tubal Ligation Side Effects”

  1. smalltownmama says:

    I had my tubes tied in August 2011 and since then i have been suffering from ptls. I have been hospitalized many times due to the extreme pain that I’m in, i miss work, it is effecting my daily life, all the tests that the doctors run come back normal and i cant get a straight answer from anyone. I just recently (03/17/16) had a scope done to see what is going on and everything is healthy and normal looking. I am getting very tired of hearing the line the is nothing wrong. I live in a very small town and have to travel to see my obgyn, we don’t have the money or the means to get the money for a revesal, I am only 28 so my ob doesn’t want to do a hystorectomy yet as it will open a whole new can of problems for me. I am so lost and not sure where to turn now. Thanks for listening to me vent, glad to hear I’m not alone so very sorry that every one is going through this.

  2. t says:

    I had surgery about 4 months ago. I’ve been having mood swings, losing head hair but growing facial hair, abnormal periods, heavy flow, night sweats, hot flashes, no sex drive what so ever plus more. I’m looking for any advice. My marriage is going down the drain. Please anyone. I’m not even 30!

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      I dont know what you mean by surgery but we do have some patients who have these symptoms after tubal ligation. Reversal can help in many cases. Call us at (919)968-4656 if you want to talk more about tubal reversal surgery.

      You will find that the link below to our Frequently Asked Questions will answer most of your questions about surgery at our center. You are welcome to send your reports to our office for a free evaluation.

      The following link will answer most of your questions: Frequently asked questions about tubal reversal

      Please join our celebration of tubal reversal babies: March 2016 Tubal Reversal Baby Shower

  3. Jessica says:

    To Adrienne,
    I cannot put a dollar amount on what I feel this surgery was worth to me and my husband. It is worth every cent and then some. It is worth being in debt, if that’s what it takes. The symptoms that I saw relief in were: the anxiety and depression, to the point of suicidal thoughts; the severe abdominal bloating and immediate severe weight gain, like what Marianna referred to in her post; the horrendous periods that came with severe pain and foul odor; the mental fogginess and severe mood swings with anger; heart palpitations, hair loss, poor skin color and quality; digestive issues; swelling in the legs and feet; loss of joy and happiness. I could continue, but this is a good start. I cannot recommend Dr. Monteith enough. Do this for yourself and your family.

  4. Jessica says:

    I also had the horrid symptoms of PTLS and thought I was losing my mind. I am a licensed mental health therapist and I didnt understand what was happening to me. I just happened to google a search on “side effects of tubal ligation” and then was introduced to the truths of PTLS. What a Godsend! I scheduled a tubal reversal with Dr. Monteith immediately–Oct 24, 2013. I felt different when I woke up. I was smiling and laughing again within a week and havent stopped since!! If there is anyone who is suffering from PTLS, the tubal reversal is the answer!!! My husband and I will always be ever thankful to Dr. Monteith.

    1. Adrienne says:

      Hi Jessica I have been suffering for four years now..somehow just recently I found out about. Ptls I’ve been to urologists my primary care misdiagnosed several times and nothing seems to help. Just wondering if you suffered abdominal pain depression anxiety ?? I’ve thought for four years that I had kidney problems because of where my pain was and just assumed all these symptoms were from different causes. I’m miserable..my family says that I’m not the same it has caused a huge strain on my relationship and without the money for a reversal I was told to start a go fund me site. In your opinion was the surgery worth having? What symptoms did you see improvement in? Thank you so much

  5. Marianna says:

    I had a tubal ligation 5 years ago. Immediately after the tubal I began suffering from severe IBS: I have constant abdominal bloating and this is so extreme that I look 5-6 months pregnant and I suffer from alternating diarrhoea and constipation. Immediately after the tubal I gained weight and I can’t lose it no matter what I do. The weight gain continued all the time and now 5 years later I am 40 lbs heavier than before the tubal. I also have severe pelvic pain around ovulation.
    I have been to many doctors but they don’t believe in PTLS and I don’t know what to do. Is it something else (other than tubal reversal) that helps? I can’t take hormonal birth control and I don’t want to worry about pregnancy all the time (which I will worry about if I have a tubal reversal and can’t take birth control).

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Your situation sounds complicated and, unfortunately, hormonal medications provide you the best chances. You will need to have a careful consultation with your doctor.

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