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Can you get clamps removed from your tubes?
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An_191721 posted:
My friend had clamps put on her tubes to prevent pregnancy 1 few years ago. Now that she's remarried she wants another baby with her new hubby. Can she have these removed? Is it safe for her to get pregnant again? She is 30.
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David K Walmer, MD, PhD responded:
Most likely, she can have the tubes anastomosed (put back together). She should talk with a reproductive endocrinologist who is skilled in doing this surgery and have him/her review the operative note so that they can counsel your friend about the probability of success with either anastomosis or IVF. Many young patients who have tubal sterilization are choosing IVF today because the success rates are so high, it doesn't require an abdominal incision and they wouldn't need contraception after they have the additional children that they are seeking.
 
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DDerricks replied to David K Walmer, MD, PhD's response:
I am not her 30 yr old friend, however I am 30, I had one helthy full term pregnancy, vaginal delivery, one c-section preterm breach, but perfectly healthy baby. After that I had my tubes tied when the second child was 3months old because I had to wqait to be 21 to have the procedure. I am now married and can afford the surgery and am ready. However, I have a fear that I may waste our money because in 2010 I had a cyst rupture and my stomach retained all the blood and ended up having emer surgery and my left ovary was removed. Other than that no other problems, I want a child so bad but is it probable for me to conveive with only one ovary?
 
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DDerricks replied to DDerricks's response:
I am not her 30 yr. old friend, however I am 30, and I had one healthy full term pregnancy, vaginal delivery. I then had a C-section 2 years later, and it was preterm, and my son came out feet first. Great news is he was a perfectly healthy baby. After that 2nd child I had my tubes tied when the baby was 3months old because I had to wait to be 21 to have the procedure. Florida law. I am now married and can afford the surgery and am ready. However, I have a fear that I may waste our money because in 2010 I had a cyst rupture and my stomach retained all the blood and the Doctor ended up preforming emergency surgery and my left ovary was removed. Other than that, I haven't had any other surgeries. I really really want a child, so bad, but is it probable for me to conceive even if I have the clamps removed being that I only have one ovary?
 
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Joel Bernstien, MD replied to DDerricks's response:
Like Dr. Walmer mentions above, there are 2 options.... getting the one remaining tube put back together or doing IVF. You will be best suited to see a specialist (infertility) to decide on which will be the most effective. My gut tells me that IVF will give you more bang for your buck. Tubal surgery where I am can cost anywhere from $7 to $15,000 because it is not covered by most insurance plans. IVF may get you better success rates with similar out of pocket expense.

But regardless, you should meet and speak with someone before making a major decision like that.
 
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thewife2012 replied to DDerricks's response:
is it expensive? im 25 and just married and want a baby but i have the clamps i want them off
 
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DDerricks replied to thewife2012's response:
I as well have titanium clamps, I just always explain it as my tubes are tied because that was what it basically is.


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