Do you have a Tubal Ligation and want to get pregnant? Although many women choose to undergo tubal ligation, some for different reasons regret long after doing so. If this is your case, there are two options: In Vitro Fertilization or recanalization.
Even though Tubal Ligation is a permanent method of birth control, you can still try to have a baby! Both IVF and recanalization are reasonable alternatives and your choice should make you feel comfortable, so feel free to evaluate the pros and cons of each procedure.
Recanalization is a procedure that requires a surgical intervention where the time of the surgery and anesthesia vary depending on the factors of each patient, as well as the training of the surgeon.
The operation can be performed through an incision in the abdomen or laparoscopy to reconnect the fallopian tubes that were tied or cut during salpingoclasia.
Like any other procedure, your specialist can only recommend recanalization after doing a complete medical and psychological evaluation, in addition to ruling out any fertility problem.
Previously, this was the first option for treating salpingoclasia, although not all tubal ligation is reversible and treatment success is limited. If the fallopian tubes are damaged or too short, the reversal may not be successful.
Some Tubal Ligation techniques like fimbriectomy (where the ends of the tubes are removed) are very difficult to reverse, so you need to know what type of procedure you underwent. Don’t forget to ask your surgeon for complete information.
What factors should you consider in recanalization? The Mexican Social Security Institute recommends examining your age, the time you have had salpingoclasia, the type of salpingoclasia performed, and the time between occlusion and recanalization.
In Vitro Fertilization is a common technique to achieve pregnancy in women with blocked or abnormal fallopian tubes. For more than 30 years, the scientific and medical community has been able to refine this assisted reproductive technique with excellent success rates. In fact, it now applies to other fertility issues like male infertility, infertility of unknown cause, etc.
Essentially, IVF involves stimulating the ovaries to obtain several eggs at once and uniting them with the sperm within a highly specialized laboratory. Like any other medical procedure, you must be very careful when choosing an assisted reproduction clinic. Results will depend on the experience and techniques employed by the clinic specialists.
What factors should you consider in IVF? Your doctor should suggest this treatment according to your needs and, like recanalization, factors such as your age, your physical condition and your history (medical and psychological) come into play.
We know that the decision between IVF and tubal recanalization is a difficult one. In addition to the costs and success rates, consider your long-term plans: Do you want to have one or more babies? Do you want to get pregnant fast? Are the results safe? At Citmer we want to help you make this important decision, contact us to give you personalized advice.