What is Fallopian tube ligation?

Category: Surgeries

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Tubal ligation is the general term for any surgical procedure that blocks the fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy. Ligation refers to applying a ligature or tie to something.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Birth control 39 13
General health 8 3
Breast cancer 1 1
Ectopic pregnancy 1 0
Epilepsy 1 0
Female infertility 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 1
None 11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fallopian tube ligation

Side effect Patients
Pain 2
Abdominal cramps 1
Abdominal pain 1
Excessive bleeding 1
Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual flow) 1
Menstrual cramps 1

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Duration

Stopped having Fallopian tube ligation

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 63
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 12
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 11
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