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I had a tubal ligation 4yrs ago but am regretting it, considering a reversal, have any other Mums out there successfully had a tubal ligation reversal and fallen pregnant, how long did it take and how much did it cost you?

Emailed by anon 11.1.2013


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  • I’m feeling the same I had my tubes tied 5 yrs ago after childbirth
    But my now partner would like a child with me . I talked to my doctor and got told that Medicare don’t cover the reversal and its costly otherwise
    I really want another child I’m just hoping I can sort something out
    IVe got some research to do first


  • Good luck on whatever you decided.


  • You never know if you don’t try.


  • If your really wanting it and don’t mind the expenditure then go for it


  • If you really want another child it’s worth a shot. Better than not trying at all.


  • It’s a very expensive procedure


  • I have heard its possible. I hope all is going well for you


  • I heard it is really expensive. N does not work in most cases


  • Good luck with it all =)


  • Tubal Reversal
    ◦Tubal reversal is a very successful procedure done to restore fertility after a decision is made to undergo tubal ligation. Tubal ligation is regarded as a permanent and irreversible method of contraception but the good news is that it can be reversed by using sophisticated microscopic surgery.
    ◦ Research has shown that 24% of Australian women have tubal ligation as their preferred method of contraception. Many will regret this decision with the most common reason for this is change of heart being a new relationship and a desire to have further children.
    ◦ If you have been thinking about tubal reversal, the first step is to assess whether you are a candidate for this procedure. Some of the important factors to consider are age, the type of tubal ligation (e.g. tubal clips or rings) and the health of your partner’s sperm. To gain a thorough assessment of each of these issues consultation with a Fertility specialist is necessary to provide you with accurate and reliable evidence to support your decision for tubal reversal.
    ◦ Dr Elzeiny is a fertility specialist with considerable expertise in microscopic tubal reversal. Dr Elzeiny offers a unique tubal reversal procedure which involves only a small incision in the lower abdomen. The small incision ensures minimal operating time under general anaesthetic, a quick recovery and only a short hospital stay.
    ◦Tubal reversal is a procedure that takes one to one and a half hours compared to the usual 2-3 hours of traditional surgical methods. A small incision is created of approximately 3-4 cm on the crease of the lower abdomen. This small incision means that there will only be a small hidden scar after the procedure.
    ◦ During the procedure, the tubes are cut around the blockage site and the inner layer of the tubes are rejoined using suture material that is about 1/3rd the thickness of human hair. This step is performed under microscope to ensure the accurate and precise approximation of the cut ends of the fallopian tubes. Once complete, the outer layer is closed and the same process is repeated on the other side. At the end of the procedure, a dye is injected from the uterus to test the success of the tubal reversal. In a successful procedure the dye is able to successfully move from the uterus through the fallopian tubes.
    ◦ No placement drains underneath the wound are necessary and no metal retractors are also, reducing post operative pain. Women are usually fit to go home within a day or 2 of the surgery.
    ◦ Couples may try to become pregnant following the 2nd menstrual period following the tubal reversal procedure.
    ◦Given that the procedure is performed on the fallopian tubes, once couples have tested positive for pregnancy a blood test will need to be check that the pregnancy has successfully implanted into the uterus. This test is important as there is a slightly increased chance of ectopic pregnancy following a tubal reversal. This blood test allows us to exclude this risk.
    ◦ The patency rate (success rate) of rejoining the fallopian tubes successfully is near to 99%. This success however is dependent in the skill of the surgeon. In the absence of any other fertility issues, the pregnancy rate following tubal reversal approaches 80% in the appropriate age group.
    ◦ Medicare Australia has recently reintroduced item numbers for tubal reversal, reducing the out of pocket expense associated with the procedure.
    Dr Elzeiny’s fees are based on the recommended fees of the Australian Medical Association and are very competitive.
    ◦ A substantial portion of these fees are rebatable from the combination of rebates available via Medicare Australia and our private health insurance fund. The size of your rebate will depend on the type and level of private health cover.
    ◦ Dr Elzeiny has performed countless tubal reversals and is considered an expert in this field. He is committed to providing only the highest quality of care to all of his patients. His approach to tubal reversal is unique, safe and minimised the inconvenience and recover time of the procedure.


  • My ex sister in law had one reversed and was pregnant 4 months later


  • Good luck with this. I have never heard of this procedure being successful before


  • No idea, but very best luck and let us all know how you get on!


  • Hoping a positive outcome has happened for you!


  • i do wonder how she went to and if she did get it done and got pregnant


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