I am a 31 yr old mother of one that is planning on having one other child, then I want to be sterilized. I am trying to decide between a hysterectomy or a tubal. I would like to get others opinions on this. Which would you choose and why?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:54 PM on Oct. 8, 2009 in Health
Answer by QandA at 8:58 PM on Oct. 8, 2009
Answer by midnightmoma at 8:58 PM on Oct. 8, 2009
It would be hard to imagine a doctor doing a hysterectomy strictly for birth control reasons. It seems even less likely insurance would cover it under those circumstances. A tubal is a very effective procedure. Other options along that line is the Essure procedure. When the uterus is removed the vaginal space is shortened somewhat and issues with dryness and irritation are common.
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 8:59 PM on Oct. 8, 2009
Answer by lfl at 9:10 PM on Oct. 8, 2009
I seriously doubt any reputable doctor would perform a hysterectomy purely for sterilisation. It is major surgery which can send you into premature menopause.
Answer by beeky at 12:24 AM on Oct. 9, 2009