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Tubal Ligation Symptoms
Our Experience

Tubal ligation symptoms can be experienced by some women after having their tubes tied.

Most women will not experience a problem after tubal ligation but some will have abnormal side effects. There are no reliable statistics on what percentage of women will experience tubal ligation symptoms.

Most of our patients request tubal reversal surgery to restore fertility, but some request tubal surgery to be evaluated and treated for tubal ligation symptoms.

We treat a select group of patients. Over 90% of our patients who have tubal reversal as a treatment for tubal ligation symptoms will report improvement after having tubal reversal surgery.

Tubal ligation symptoms: What are they?

The most common symptoms after tubal ligation are heavier periods, increased cramping with periods, more bloating and, sometimes, pelvic discomfort.

Some women report more involved symptoms after tubal ligation; pelvic pain, weight gain, depression, bloating, and decreased sex drive.

Others report more extensive, generalized bodily symptoms and this constellation of systemic symptoms is often referred to as Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome (PTLS).

For more information on tubal ligation symptoms attributable to PTLS:
Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome Symptoms

The existence of Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome is extremely controversial and many health professionals are not supportive of the diagnosis. Health insurance companies do not recognize Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome as a valid diagnosis and will not reimburse patients for any procedures performed for a PTLS diagnosis.

For more information: PTLS: Why the controversy?

Tubal ligation side effects: Does tubal ligation cause problems?

Does tubal ligation cause problems? In our experience this can be a complicated question to answer. Most women who have a tubal ligation will not have any problems.

Some women who have problems after tubal ligation have problems which are associated with tubal ligation but not caused by tubal ligation. This can be a complicated concept to understand, so for more information: Tubal ligation problems: A helpful explanation

Some of our patients do have problems directly associated with their tubal ligation and many will report improvement after tubal reversal surgery.

Tubal ligation symptoms: Our recommendations

If you are experiencing problems related to your tubal ligation then we recommend you be evaluated by your doctor for other treatable medical or gynecological causes.

If your symptoms started soon after your tubal ligation (weeks to months) then the tubal ligation could have contributed to your symptoms or it is equally possible the tubal ligation is not responsible.

If your symptoms started long after your tubal ligation (months to years) then it is less likely your tubal ligation is responsible.

Tubal ligation symptoms: Should I have a reversal?

If you are experiencing tubal ligation symptoms then the first question you should ask yourself is do you want more children?

If you would like to have more children then having a tubal reversal is a reasonable first line consideration. Tubal reversal surgery will restore fertility, allow evaluation for causes of tubal ligation symptoms, and provide you with a possible treatment for tubal ligation symptoms.

If you are uncertain about having more children or don’t want to become pregnant then you should be evaluated for other possible causes of tubal ligation symptoms. If no other explanation can be found then you could consider tubal reversal for evaluation and possible treatment of tubal ligation symptoms.

Tubal ligation symptoms

We have extensive experience with tubal surgery and evaluation of patients who report abnormal tubal ligation symptoms. We maintain a separate section of our website to provide more detailed information to health care professionals.

If you would like more information about tubal ligation symptoms tailored to health care professionals then please visit: For Physicians



35 thoughts on “Tubal Ligation Symptoms”

  1. Angi says:

    Doct le pido le suplico q me ayude se me ligaron las tropmas hace 8 anos y deseamos mi esposo y yo tener un bebe mi recion se esta enfriando por mi desesperacion de tener otro bebe porfavor ayudeme le suplico su ayuda solo cuento con 5000 dlls pero lloro todas las noches porq deso tanto tanto tener mi bebe y no quisiera perder a mi esposo por no poderle dar un bebe ya tenemos un ano juntos y lo deseamos con toda el alma … Por favor ayudeme .

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Give us a call at (919)968-4656 and ask to speak with Kaycee. She speaks Spanish.

  2. Anonymous says:

    hi myself and my husband trying to have kids i got a bilatertal tubal ligation can i still get the surgery done

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      We can help you. We should be able to reverse your tubes. We charge $6400 total plus $125 to schedule and we are located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Patients pay in full and out-of-pocket at the time of scheduling. All you have to pay for in addition to the surgical fee is the cost of travel, hotel, and food.

      Once we receive full payment you can schedule your surgery within 3 to 6 weeks. Patient stay 2 nights and 3 days. The consultation is the first day, the surgery the second day, and the postoperative visit is the third day. You can return home after the postoperative visit. There are direct flights from Toronto to Raleigh, NC.

      We do have a prepayment tubal reversal plan that allows you to save towards your reversal over a 3 year period.

      Although $6,400 seems expensive…the alternative treatment in-vitro fertilization (IVF) average $12,000 to $14,000 and is about 40% successful!

      The main advantage to tubal reversal is that every month you have a chance and you can become pregnant more than once.

      Call us at (919) 968-4656 8am to 5pm eastern standard time and we would be happy to speak with you.

      The following link will answer most of your questions about reversal. This is the MOST HELPFUL INFORMATION to read when considering reversal at our office. Each question has a link to more information about the question: Frequently asked questions about tubal reversal

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