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How to prepare for tubal ligation surgery

How to prepare for tubal ligation surgery
How to prepare for tubal ligation surgery

Preparing for tubal ligation starts with making an informed decision about having the procedure.
– Make a pre-procedure appointment with your health-care provider. During this appointment, the doctor will review your medical history, explain the procedure to you, and respond to any questions that you may have. The doctor might recommend some lab tests that will help to determine your eligibility for the procedure. This may include taking a pregnancy test.
– Once you are found eligible for the procedure, the health-care provider will give you a list of specific preoperative instructions that need to be followed, including the types of foods, drinks, and medication to avoid. You will also be advised on what activities you will need to stop doing. For instance, you will be asked not to drink alcohol or smoke for at least two weeks before the procedure. If on medication, you should disclose this to determine whether it can interfere with the procedure and if you should stop taking it beforehand. It is important to follow these instructions.
– Finally, make transport arrangements to get back home. After your procedure, you are likely to need someone to take you home.

Do you require anesthesia when undergoing a tubal ligation?

Laparoscopy, mini-laparotomy, and laparotomy require an incision and for this reason, you will require anesthesia. For hysteroscopic tubal ligation taking place in an operating room, you will have the option of either sedation or general anesthesia. If the procedure is taking place in the office, light sedation or a paracervical block are, if safely available, good options.

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