One of the most common ways to ensure birth control is through tubal ligation. This is a medical procedure where the doctor ties up a woman’s tubes to prevent pregnancy. Many women opted for this procedure instead of taking birth control pills. But, there have been complaints about this procedure which caused a lot of discomfort for women who underwent tubal ligation. Doctors have come up with some ways to treat this condition which is commonly known as post tubal ligation syndrome treatments.
The post tubal ligation syndrome may be caused by physical and hormonal changes in the woman’s body. More specifically, the post tubal ligation syndrome (PTLS) is often referred to the different side effects that the woman experiences after the tubal ligation was done. Most women complain that the effects are negative ones causing them pain, discomfort and stress.
Most women complain of increased menstrual bleeding, vaginal dryness and itching. There are also symptoms of bloating, cramps, insomnia and weight gain. They seem to have symptoms of menopause like sweats, hot flushes and mood swings. They also complain of increased feelings of stress and anxiety, depression and some memory lapses. There is loss of sexual appetite since the woman experiences painful sex due to vaginal dryness.
Although not a symptom, ectopic pregnancy may be considered as a risk of post tubal ligation syndrome. Some doctors consider these symptoms as part of hormonal changes of the woman’s body. Others surmise that the tubal ligation has some effects to the blood circulation in the woman’s production system such as the ovaries and uterus interfering with the production of hormones in the ovaries; or some damage may have been done to blood vessels which may cause further hormonal imbalance in the body. Some doctors consider these as mere psychological effects to the woman. However, there are no conclusive findings as to why these symptoms are being experienced by most women.
Post tubal ligation syndrome treatments are based on different opinions of doctors and other medical practitioners. Some treatments recommended are:
Before doing a tubal ligation to a woman, it is strongly recommended by most doctors that the procedure be discussed thoroughly so the woman would understand and would be able to adjust to such side effects. There should be an awareness program for this medical procedure.
Other treatments suggestions are taking of anti-stress medications, antidepressants and psychological counseling.
Some doctors also suggest taking of birth control pills for a certain time until the effects are lessened. There are those who suggest hysterectomy, another medical procedure of birth control.
The most recent suggested treatment is the Female Reconstructive Surgery which is a kind of surgery that addresses the negative syndromes of post tubal ligation. This surgery somehow restores and reconstructs the productive organs to be working again and gives positive effects to the woman’s hormonal and physical conditions. This is also known as tubal reversal repair and it is considered a better alternative than hysterectomy.