There are a few diagnostic tools available to detect chromosomal abnormalities after a tubal reversal pregnancy occurs. Many women who had previously chosen to have their tubes closed are undergoing tubal reversal procedures many years later for want of another child or two. When a pregnancy occurs after the tubal reversal, some concerns crop up about conceiving a child with Down syndrome. These tests are not solely done for mothers after a tubal reversal pregnancy. Parents with a history of chromosomal abnormalities in the family are also encouraged to have these tests as well. (more…)
Archive for May, 2010
A Quad Screen is a maternal blood screening test that is similar to the Triple Screen Test (also know as AFP Plus, the Kettering test, the Bart’s test, and Multiple Marker Screening). However, the Quad Screen looks for not only the three specific substances evaluated in those tests (AFP, hCG, and Estriol) but also a fourth substance known as Inhibin-A. It is done mainly to determine the risk of the pregnant mother carrying a child with Down syndrome. (more…)
How is Trisomy 13 Diagnosed?
Due to the fact that Trisomy 13 has a distinctive set of physical characteristics, a doctor may be able make a diagnoses simply by performing a physical examination. The risk of Trisomy 13 does not increase as a result of a tubal reversal, but the risk does increase with age. To either rule out or verify this disorder, a small blood test can be performed. This blood test, a chromosomal analysis, allows doctors to ultimately verify the existence of an extra #13 chromosome. (more…)
Tubal ligation has been a long-term choice for women as a form of stable birth control, but it is also reversible. Tubal reversal gives fertility back and can possibly help those who experience PTLS. For many women, the tubal ligation procedure goes efficiently well but it is also thought that some women may experience Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome as a side effect. The reality of these symptoms is questionable in medical studies. Many women want to have tubal ligation reversal due to Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome. (more…)
If you or someone you know has recently undergone tubal ligation reversal you probably have concerns about how this procedure can influence the health of a pregnancy. Particularly as women get older and undergo procedures like a tubal ligation reversal to allow them to become pregnant again, they want to know more about what risks there are to their health and to the health of their children. In some instances after a tubal ligation reversal, moms may have questions about their baby’s risk for genetic abnormalities like Patau Syndrome (also called trisomy 13). (more…)