Some facts about Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome (PTLS)

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.

Possible Risks of a Tubal Ligation

The possibility of tubal ligation failure has the greatest risk for ectopic pregnancy. It is debatable and questionable that Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome consists of only a few medical symptoms or that it is possibly a direct side effect and/or another risk of tubal ligation. In most studies, those who do have symptoms after having a tubal ligation consider these symptoms Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome.

What is considered the major cause of these symptoms?

Several of the symptoms of PTLS (Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome) are linked with having estrogen or progesterone imbalance. There are many research and case studies leading to controversies about these hormone imbalances. It is assumed that imbalance may be the direct result of capillary damage and decreased blood supply to the ovaries during the surgery. The damage to the veins and capillaries is quite varied and slight damage may possibly result in a slight estrogen progesterone imbalance.

For a woman who has both of her ovaries still functioning, if blood supply was not damaged to the uterus and ovaries, then she may experience PTLS due to estrogen/progesterone imbalance by some change in her hormonal message relay system.

Hormonal message relay system destruction is questionable

The assumption behind this is destruction of “target” or “receptor” cells that are significant in the relay of hormonal messages for the female reproductive system. It is unspecified that these cells might be injured, damaged, and or detached during the tubal ligation surgery. Having assumed that these target or receptor cells are positioned within the fallopian tube, many people consider a tubal ligation to be the cause of the destruction of some of these cells. For patients who believe this hypothesis, a tubal reversal would not be an option to reverse symptoms of PTLS. Tubal reversal should only be performed for patients who therefore have a strong belief that the symptoms are related to blockage of their fallopian tubes.

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