Patient :My doctor made a note in my medical record. "Given the new recommendations, I recommended proceeding with a bilateral salpingectomy over a regular tubal ligation." What are these "new recommedations" she referred to and how can I read them myself?
Thanks for the query.
Tubal ligation is done for birth control and in this procedure we do not remove the fallopian tubes on both sides, we only ligate them.
It has been proven from many studies that if the tubes are removed that is salpingectomy done instead of a tubal bilateral ligation, it will not only reduce the chance of re conception in cases of failure, but will also prevent chances of any tubal malignancy in future as well . It will also prevent an ectopic pregnancy.
Considering all these additional benefits, the doctor must have advised for a bilateral salpingectomy.
If you have any specific history pertaining to your tubes or anything significant write back in detail. We could guide you better.
Hope this helped.
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