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Can your tubs come untied ? If so after how many yrs.?

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Asked by KsolosBabygirl at 11:19 AM on Apr. 22, 2009 in Health

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  • I don't believe so, but I could be wrong.
    When they "tie" your tubes, they aren't literally tied like a shoestring. Usually, they are caught up in a loop and then tied off at the base of the loop with whatever material your physician prefers to use. What happens to the loop is that the circulation is cut off, the tissue dies, and the loop above the tied off spot is no longer viable. So, even if the material that ties off the loop falls off after the loop dies off, it won't matter because the connection between your tube is gone.
    Another surgery some physicians use is the cut and burn method. They will literally cut the tube in half and then burn the openings closed with a cautery iron.
    Tubal ligations are 99.5% effective because sometimes the tubes can find a way to grow back together, the surgery could have been done wrong, or a woman is pregnant at the time of surgery.

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 6:57 PM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • Yes they can!! Not sure of the amount of time but my friends mom came untied after 16 years and she got pregnant. When another friend had her tubal done, it was cut, tied and burned and she had the doc cut off an extra inch to make sure the tubes had no chance of touching and growing back together. Her OB even told her that there is a chance the tubes can grow back together. Doesn't happen a lot, but it can happen.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:29 PM on Apr. 22, 2009

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