Post Operative Tubal Ligation Reversal:
What are the post-operative expectations and restrictions?
A: You will have restricted activity for 3 weeks. No heavy lifting of greater
than 20#'s. No sexual relations for up to 3 weeks. No driving for 1 week.
Q: What type of medications will I expect post-operatively?
A: You will be given Tigan suppository for nausea as needed. Darvocet N
100 as needed for pain. If no bowel movement within the first 3 days post operatively,
use Milk of Magnesia 30 cc, 1-2 days if needed.
Q: How long do the stitches take to dissolve?
A: The stitches take 28 days to dissolve. Steri strips are applied to the
skin and will fall off after showering. You may shower within 24 hours of surgery.
Q: How long would I wait to expect pregnancy to occur?
A: If you are not pregnant within 9 months from the time of surgery, a hysterosalpingogram
should be done.