Post Tubal Ligation syndrome – Overview and symptoms

There are many women who undergo a sterilization procedure called tubal ligation, which means that the fallopian tubes are tied up. The main goal of doing this procedure is to avoid the entry of sperm and to prevent fertilization by stopping the fusion of sperms with the eggs. Most often, a woman does not develop any type of complications, but around 30% of women suffer from post tubal ligation syndrome.

Who are more susceptible for this syndrome?

  • Studies have said that women who have tied up their tubes with the process of cauterization are at more risk of developing post tubal syndrome when compared to those who have tied their tubes with rings or clips.
  • Doctors say that in some cases where mid-segment tubal ligations are done then those women are more prone to this disorder.
  • Women who undergo bi-polar cauterization or coagulation are also at a greater risk of developing this syndrome.
  • Another point of observation was that women who undergo this tubal ligation at around 20 years of age are at a higher risk compared to women in their 30’s or 40’s.
  • The main cause for this syndrome is the lower levels of estrogen and progesterone in the body.
  • This hormonal imbalance can be due to the alteration in the blood supply to the ovaries or because of the damage to the receptor cells.

Signs and Symptoms of Post Ligation Syndrome

Some of the symptoms of this syndrome are the following:

  • Fingernails that are brittle and break easily
  • Burning tongue, increased gum bleeding
  • Bad taste and bad odor from the mouth
  • Thinning of hair on the body and head, increase in the facial hair
  • Dizziness,loss of balance, and frequent headaches
  • Tenderness in the breasts
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Itchy skin and sore or aching joints
  • Sudden memory lapse
  • Fatigue and difficulty in concentrating
  • Irritation and mood swings
  • Hot flashes, night sweats, and chills
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Ectopic pregnancy

If you are suffering from the above signs and symptoms then consult your doctor immediately as there is a possibility that you may be suffering from post tubal ligation syndrome.

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