+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    903
    Thanks
    208
    Thanked
    254
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Questions drs asked before a tubal ligation...

    For those who have gone to a specialist to organise getting their tubes tied what was the process?

    I've got my specialist gyno appt on Thursday and very anxious and trying to be as prepared as possible and get all my research done before hand so he doesn't think I've just thought about this huge decision overnight... Iykwim?

    What questions did the drs ask you before you were booked for ur tubal ligation?

    What do you wished you asked before hand?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    903
    Thanks
    208
    Thanked
    254
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Bumping...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    17,747
    Thanks
    5,085
    Thanked
    8,691
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator - Thank you
    100 Posts in a week
    Well mine was offered to me just before I was wheeled into theatre for an emergency c-section, so slightly different circumstances but he asked if we had finished having children and would that answer change if tragedy struck and we lost one of our kids. Our answer was a definitive no, so he went ahead with the surgery.

    If I'd had my time again I would have asked about potential side effects - particularly Tubal Ligation Syndrome. I don't know whether Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome is a crock or not, but two years post surgery I'm having symptoms that indicate I'm entering into menopause at 35. This could be purely coincidental but, yeah, if I had a chance, I'd ask about side effects.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    903
    Thanks
    208
    Thanked
    254
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Post tubal ligation syndrome doesn't bother me as I'm already having side effects after losing my right tube last year due to an ectopic pregnancy.

    The only factor I think they won't like is the fact I am only 27 in a couple of months.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    21,654
    Thanks
    15,094
    Thanked
    11,266
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 5/2/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 31/10/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 24/10/14Busiest Member of the Week
    I was going to go through the hospital system. They tried hard to talk me out of it. I am in forties and have 6 kids.

    I just insisted that is what I want and they booked me in. Unfortunately it didn't happen due to unforseen reasons.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    451
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked
    106
    Reviews
    13
    I had mine done two weeks ago. I told the specialist WE were done having children and that should something happen to one of our children WE would want to replace them. I am 30 and have two chn. I told the ob I have high blood pressure and that I should be on oral contraception. Which he agreed.

    Sent from my GT-S7275T using The Bub Hub mobile app

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,393
    Thanks
    2,019
    Thanked
    829
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Sorry to crash (I'm not considering a tubal ligation yet) but, I'm a bit shocked by how much questioning there seems to be about your decision/desire to have a tubal ligation...why do doctors think you'd be seeing them for this procedure is your don't want it.

    Sorry, just gets on my goat that some professionals seem to think that their patients might not know what they really want.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    8,806
    Thanks
    7,267
    Thanked
    9,720
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Albert01 View Post
    Sorry to crash (I'm not considering a tubal ligation yet) but, I'm a bit shocked by how much questioning there seems to be about your decision/desire to have a tubal ligation...why do doctors think you'd be seeing them for this procedure is your don't want it.

    Sorry, just gets on my goat that some professionals seem to think that their patients might not know what they really want.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using The Bub Hub mobile app
    My guess is because it's not always reversible if you change your mind later and has other possible side effects

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Atropos For This Useful Post:

    wannawannabe  (25-04-2014)

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    903
    Thanks
    208
    Thanked
    254
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I have high blood pressure and tachycardia and on atenolol to control both. I will be on it for life...

    I also cannot tolerate oral hormonal contraceptives, or hormonal contraceptives in general. They raise my blood pressure way too much and I've also been advised due to my history not to have any more children. I have one living baby (nearly 2.5yrs old) and need this for my sanity. I would never replace my babies (lost or living) and I wouldn't regret having it done.

    If he says no on Thursday, it will be a very expensive ($150) no!

    Given my circumstances I'm hoping he will say yes. I nearly died giving birth to DD and being pregnant with an ectopic.
    Pregnancy does not agree with me.

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    903
    Thanks
    208
    Thanked
    254
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Appt went ok - Gyno said yes to tubal ligation providing another gyno (his colleague) says yes purely because of my age. My second appt booked for late May then I need to book another appt with my original gyno to book it in and do paperwork.

    Hoping desperately for another cancellation with this gyno as I'm really wanting a hundred percent green light!!!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Tubal ligation.
    By lisaandshaun in forum Contraception issues
    Replies: 95
    Last Post: 13-05-2016, 14:48
  2. Tubal ligation.
    By lisaandshaun in forum Contraception issues
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-07-2014, 03:15
  3. Any one had a tubal ligation?
    By loislane2010 in forum General Health
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-08-2013, 23:23

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Babybee Prams
Save $50 in our pre-Christmas sale! All Comet's now only $500. Our bassinet & stroller set includes free shipping AUS wide, $75 free accessories, 18-months warranty & a 9 month free return policy. Check out our new designer range today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
HuggleBib
The HuggleBib is not "just another" baby bib. Sure, your child may be a messy eater who gets more food ON them rather than IN them, so you dread cleaning after feeding times! Well the HuggleBib is THE best solution to help with all these daily tasks!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!