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Procedure FAQs

Post Operative Tubal Ligation Reversal:

Q: 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.


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