Tubing ligation, one of the family planning methods, is defined as tubal ligation in the medical language. The fallopian tubes located between the ovaries and the uterus are ligated with surgical methods, preventing the egg, which is a female reproductive cell, from descending into the uterus. This highly successful birth control method can be performed during cesarean delivery or by laparoscopic surgery as a separate operation. During the tube ligation process, which provides 99% protection, the fallopian tubes are connected by bending with a surgical tool, a clamp. Thus, even if the sperm cell reaches the fallopian tubes where fertilization will take place after reaching the uterus, fertilization does not occur because there is no egg in this area. The tube tying method, which can be applied to women of almost all ages in reproductive age, is a permanent family planning method. In other words, the person who tied his tubes does not need to repeat the procedure regularly or use medication. During tube ligation surgery, the fallopian tubes can be tied with a pincer, or it can be done by removing the tubes completely in people with ovarian cancer risk. After the fallopian tubes are removed, the person cannot have a child again naturally. However, this operation is partially reversible in the type of operation performed by bending with the gripper. However, it should not be forgotten that no matter how the tube tying is performed, it does not protect the person from sexual diseases. After the tube tying method, the person’s sexual desire, menstrual order and body structure are preserved. With this method, the person can be protected from pregnancy for life.
What is the tube bonding method?
Tube ligation, also known as tube ligation or tube sterilization, is a type of birth control method. It is almost impossible for the person who has their tubes tied to conceive naturally. In order to clarify how the tube tying method prevents pregnancy, it is necessary to understand how reproduction occurs and how the female reproductive system works. The female reproductive system starts when the hypothalamus region in the brain stimulates the pituitary gland in the brain. The stimulated pituitary gland secretes the LH and FSH hormones. These hormones, which join the bloodstream, allow some of the eggs to mature when they reach the ovarian reserve. The healthiest of the maturing eggs cracks the follicle it is in and is then thrown into the fallopian tubes, which act as a channel between the ovaries and the uterus. If the egg encounters the male reproductive cell sperm in the fallopian tubes, fertilization takes place. Then the fertilized egg moves to the uterus and the embryo continues its development here. The procedure performed in the tube tying method is the surgical ligation of the fallopian tubes where fertilization takes place. Therefore, the connection between the ovary and the uterus is cut. Egg and sperm cannot come together, thus preventing pregnancy. Tube binding can be done by tying, burning, cutting or removing the tubes completely. Which method will be chosen at this point depends on whether the person wants to conceive again or not. If the person does not want to conceive naturally again, the tubes can be cut or burned.
How is tube ligation surgery performed?
The tube tying method is applied to people who do not want to have more children, who have a risk of tubal disease or ovarian cancer, and in cases where pregnancy is risky for the life of the expectant mother, and preventing the transmission of existing genetic disorders to the child. In the stages before the operation, the person should decide with his physician whether this method is the best method for him. Vascular access is established to the patient before the operation or delivery by cesarean section. The type of anesthesia suitable for the person is applied. Small incisions are made near the navel in the laparoscopic surgery method, or closed surgery type commonly known by the public. Optical viewers and surgical hand tools are inserted through these incisions, which allow the operation to be carried out. During the procedure, carbon dioxide gas is given to the abdomen to expand the field of vision and movement. Then the fallopian tubes are tied. After the incisions on the skin surface are closed, the operation is completed and the patient is taken to the patient’s room to rest after being awakened. It is normal to have a feeling of nausea due to anesthesia in the first hours after the operation. Depending on the severity of the pain, pain medications can be given to the person through the existing vascular access. After a few hours, the person can be fed. After the tube binding process, the person is discharged on the same day or the next day. It is normal to have some pain during the first 24 to 36 hours. This pain is caused by the carbon dioxide gas given during the operation. As in all other surgical operations performed by laparoscopic method, recovery is fast since the incision area is small after the tube ligation procedure.
Does the tube binding method cause menstrual irregularities?
In the tube tying method, only the connection between the ovaries and the uterus of the person is cut. In other words, there is no intervention in the reproductive or endocrine system of the person. There is no change in the person’s hormonal order. LH and FSH hormones continue to be secreted as before. Depending on the release of hormones, the eggs in the ovaries continue to mature, crack and be thrown into the fallopian tubes in the same way. As in cases where pregnancy does not occur, the endometrium, known as the uterine wall, continues to thicken and thin. In other words, there is no difference in the menstrual cycle of the person. The thickened uterine wall becomes thinner with the effect of hormones as before, and the inner tissue of the uterus continues to be expelled from the vaginal way with some blood. Therefore, the person continues to have a period in his old order. In other words, there is no relationship between the tube binding process and menstrual irregularity.
Does the tube tying method trigger menopause?
In the tube tying method, fallopian tubes are tied to prevent the egg and sperm, which are only female reproductive cells, from coming together in the fallopian tubes. There is no change in the hormonal order of the person after the tube tying operation. Therefore, there is no such thing as a person entering menopause. The person continues his life in the normal process. There is no difference in the person’s sexual desire, menstrual pattern, hormonal balance.
Is it possible to get pregnant again after tube tying method?
Before the tube tying method, which is an extremely effective method of contraception, the person should be sure that they do not want to become pregnant again. One should not have even the slightest doubt in this regard. It is recommended that people who want to become pregnant in the future should turn to different birth control methods instead of this method. Although the procedure performed in the tube tying method can be reversed by microsurgical methods, the possibility of the person to conceive naturally is reduced by half. In other words, after the tube tying method, the chance of natural pregnancy is low. Pregnancies that do occur are likely to result in an ectopic pregnancy. Although the chance of pregnancy naturally after tube tying is low, pregnancy can be achieved by assisting fertility in vitro fertilization. Because in this method, the egg that matures in the ovaries of the expectant mother and the embryo that is formed after fertilization with the sperm of the future father is placed in the womb of the expectant mother.
Who is the tube bonding method suitable for?
The tube tying method, which is an extremely effective family planning method, protects the person from conceiving for a lifetime. If the person wishes to conceive again, the tube tying procedure is returned with the microsurgical method, but it may not be possible for the person to conceive naturally after this procedure. Therefore, the decision taken before tube ligation surgery should be evaluated again and again. The tube tying method is suitable for people who do not want to have a child again, who do not want to have a child for medical reasons, and who make conscious and voluntary decisions.