Hesperia tubal ligations procedures prevent future pregnancies. The sterilization process is a permanent solution for some women. The procedure is over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy but not in keeping patients from getting STDs. Condoms should be used during sexual intercourse even after a tubal ligation has been done.
Dr. Wilburn of Genesis Women’s Health Services provides the service as a form of permanent sterilization. Before agreeing to do the procedure, she meets with the patient to go over the risks and benefits of tubal ligation. She also offers alternative forms of contraception that have less permanency to make sure that women are fully aware of the options they have.
The procedure is done through the abdomen. Dr. Wilburn makes a small incision, so she can reach the fallopian tubes where your eggs are stored. By blocking this area or ‘tying it off,’ it prevents sperm from reaching an egg and fertilizing it.
Tubal ligations are often performed after vaginal childbirth. It proves to be an opportune time especially if a woman has decided that the infant will be the last child she gives birth to. If a patient is having a C-Section, tubal ligation may be done after the newborn is delivered to save women time, money, and make the healing process easier.
Some women carry a greater risk for complications. If you’ve had a history of pelvic or abdominal surgery, are obese or have diabetes, tubal ligation may not be the right option for you. Dr. Wilburn reviews your medical history and current lifestyle to see if there are other options that are better suited for her Hesperia patients.
Following the procedure, you may notice discomfort at the spot where the incision was made. You may also feel abdominal pain or cramping. Some women report being fatigued, dizzy, gassy or even experiencing pain in their shoulders.
You should be concerned if you’re fainting, have a temperature over 100.4 F, bleed through the bandage, have a smelly discharge or experience severe cramping days after the procedure has taken place. In the event of these symptoms, going to the emergency room is advisable. It’s not worth risking your health.