Are you planning to have another child? Do you want to conceive again and give birth to another child, but you have had your fallopian tubes closed (ligated) to prevent pregnancy? Don””t worry! You can have your blocked fallopian tubes reopened via a surgical procedure called tubal ligation reversal.

What is Tubal Ligation?
Before delving too deep into tubal ligation reversal procedure, let””s take a quick look at tubal ligation. What exactly is it?

Tubal ligation is an extremely effective, permanent method of birth control (contraception), often opted by adult women who are done with the childbirth and do not want to get pregnant in future. In order to permanently prevent female fertilization and pregnancy, a surgeon blocks, seals or cuts a woman’s both fallopian tubes, preventing female egg and male sperm from meeting, thus ending the woman’s chances of conceiving.

Tubal Ligation Reversal
Although tubal ligation is considered as the permanent method to prevent pregnancy, it may be reversed. However, the reversal is possible by another surgical intervention.

Several tubal ligation women, mostly the young females, later regret their decision and express their desire to relive their experience of pregnancy and child birth. For such women, tubal ligation reversal procedure is the only option.

Medically known as tubal reanastomosis, tubal ligation reversal is a surgical procedure which includes reopening or rejoining of the blocked or separated parts of the fallopian tubes, enabling male sperms to travel through the tubes to meet female eggs for fertilization and move through these tubes to uterus.

By some estimates, 98% of ligated tubes can be reversed to their original form, which means an impressive percentage of women have the chances to become pregnant again naturally. Most women will become pregnant within 12 months of reversal surgery.

But keep in mind, this surgery is possible if only a small section of the fallopian tubes is removed during tubal ligation surgery and the remaining tubes are healthy and having sufficient length.

edited by Neelam Goswami 0n 03-03-2014.

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