Apr
2014

Q&A: Can I have a baby after having a sterilization procedure?

Ask A Doctor Question: 

I am 25 years old and I have had a Tubal sitting a c section I was wanting to know if I get my tubes untied would I be able to have a baby

- Tiama

Answer: 

Mark Perloe, MD - LocateADoc.com

It is impossible to know how much of your fallopian tube remains or if it can be fixed. Unfortunately, this would mean going through the cost of surgery, and the prolonged recovery and not be certain that the tubes could be fixed. Sterilization procedures are meant to be permanent. For most women IVF offers a much more cost effective option to achieve another pregnancy with a much lower risk of subsequent ectopic [tubal] pregnancy.

--Mark Perloe, MD
Atlanta, GA

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