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ncmamato3 - June 11

:P Hello, I am new to the boards and unsure as to where to post this question. I appreciate any advice anyone can offer.

I am trying to get the most information possible as to whether or not to persue getting my tubal ligation reversed or to have IVF.

My hubby and I have three daughters via c-section (unassisted in concieving) and during the last had my tubes tied because the surgeon and dr. suggested I not have any more children because of adhesions, vericose veins in my uterus and 3 previous miscarriages and 1 ectopic.

We did go ahead with the tubal ligation but would now like to consider having more children.

Without a detailed medical history, what would be recommended? Having my tubes reconnected or persuing IVF? I'm 25, my hubby is 30. We're both healthy and I am losing weight so that I am at a healthier weight overall. (I was 410, now 240ish)
I would appreciate any advice or being pointed in the right direction.


Thank you.

 

B. Jacobs, M. D. - June 11

Tubal reverrsaal is not cost effective, today. To do it right is a major operation, which will probably cost $18,000 to $20,000, and you will have to be off work for 6 to 8 weeks after surgery. I do not advise a laparoscopic procedure. Even after tubal reversal, you have damaged tubes, and are at increased risk for tubal pregnancy. IVF will cost $10,000 to $12,000, and you will only miss 2 to 3 days of work. Also, there is no increased risk of tubal pregnancy. To me, there is no question. I stopped doing tubal reversals about 15 years ago. It is not in the best interest of my patients.
Good luck.

 

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