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Cesarean and bilateral salpingectomy (tube removal)

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IShallWearMidnight

Has anyone had a cesarean and salpingectomy together?

 

What was the recovery like?

 

Everything Im reading about the salpingectomy says up and walking on day 3. Im hoping to be home by then, and want to be walking the same day (Im booked in for 1pm, so want to be up before bedtime).

 

Or is it really that much harder than an emergency cesarean (My only other cesarean experience)?

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IShallWearMidnight

Anyone?

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Sara.xoxo

I haven't had one but I'm a theatre nurse who sees them occasionally. IME the surgeons where I work do not like to do them at the same time (caesarean + tying tubes) unless you are really, really sure and have had 2+ babies. I would expect the recovery to be similar to a caesarean, ie up and about fairly quickly, out of hospital by day 3.. depending on how it goes.

Sorry I couldn't be more specific but it really depends on how you heal/recover. Where I work they will not do a salpingectomy if it's your first baby.

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imme

I shouldn't think it'd be any worse than just having a cesarean? I had a tube out in emergency surgery and was up and getting around just fine straight away. It would surely be the cesarean that is the hard part.

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IShallWearMidnight

thanks. im hoping that its not harder than my emergency CS as we have no support with the other kids.

I would love more babies but medically my body wouldn't cope again (this bub was unplanned as I had complications with my 3rd and was advised not to have more, but a sneaky swimmer got through despite a vasectomy)

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Lallalla

I haven't had my tubes out but my planned c-section recovery was way way better than my emergency one even though there were more complications. I've never met anyone who has done both and not found the planned one easier to recover from. Hopefully the tubes out as well won't add that much to your recovery and you actually find it easier.

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splatthecat

I was a little more sore but still up and walking the next day and off to the hotel on day 2. My obstetrician was happy to do it as we were really sure we didn't want another.

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ljwhite85

I had a dual salpingectomy two years ago. My tubes had been severely damaged by endometriosis and so they were removed during a laparoscopy. My recovery was pretty similar to my planned c section recovery. The lifting restrictions weren't as necessary Post salpingectomy like they are after a c section. I don't cope well with pain so asked to be kept in overnight after my surgery. Recovery took about 4 weeks to feel back to normal. I was back at work after a week.

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ljwhite85

Personally I don't think the salpingectomy added to a c section will be any different in terms of recovery. Planned c sections generally are easier to recover from too and if you have had a c section before you are more aware of what you can and can't do

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Soontobegran

Do you mean a salpingectomy for birth control rather than a tubal ligation?

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IShallWearMidnight

Do you mean a salpingectomy for birth control rather than a tubal ligation?

 

yes, with my history the OB/Gyn specialist thinks this is the best option.

 

its slowly replacing tubal ligation as best practice apparently.

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Soontobegran

yes, with my history the OB/Gyn specialist thinks this is the best option.

 

its slowly replacing tubal ligation as best practice apparently.

 

Great idea. It might spell the end to the awful issues so many have post TL.

As for your question....I have not noticed women who've had a C/S plus a couple of extras experience too much difference in pain post op depending on it being straight forward of course- no adhesions/excess scar tissue etc.

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IShallWearMidnight

Thanks everyone.

 

Our encore arrived 2 days ago, and Im feeling great and ready to go home one the 72hrs post op are up.

 

Recovery has been a breeze this time.

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IShallWearMidnight

Im 4 week postpartum tomorrow and still feel great.

 

I over did it 8 days PP and ended up with heavy bleeding and pulling at my CS incision, but antibiotics and taking it easy for a week had me back to normal again.

 

So far I would definitely recommend a salpingectomy over a ligation, but Ill update again when my cycle comes back.

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bree18

I am considering salpingectomy a for birth control during my planned c-section in April. Did anyone have any side effects from having their tubes removed? I can't seem to find much written on it.

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IShallWearMidnight

So far (3.5 months) everything is fine. I dont have my cycle back, but I didn't until after 12 months with my other kids.

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Lucrezia Bauble

I had an emergency c section plus tubes tied (is that the same thing)? I was up and walking the next day, recovery was ok - fine, really - I found it a bit harder than recovery with my first c section but there were a lot of other factors - I was older, I had another child to run after so I couldn't get as much rest. All in all though the experience was perfectly fine - I was given oral pain killers (prescription) to take home with me to maybe last a week (? Can't recall exactly) and I never finished them.

 

No regrets.

 

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bree18

Just a quick update for anyone looking for experiences with having a bilateral salpingectomy. I am 4.5 months post cesarean with bilateral salpingectomy (instead of usual tubal ligation) and have had no issues with it. Cesarean took about 10-15 minutes extra to do it, no complications and my recovery was less painful (likely due to not being in labour and pushing for an hour and half like my last cesarean!). No period back yet but that has been the same after two of my three other births.

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Froyo

I've not had a caesarean but I have had both tubes removed (not tied). Physically recovery wasn't any different to my other laparoscopies, so I wouldn't expect it to be any different to a caesarean.

My periods were heavier for a while then settled again.

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Beancat

Yes I’ve done it. Easy as!

I did it on my third cesear. It took hardly any time. I was completely distracted by my new baby. And made note one ounce of difference to recovery. I was up and walking 12 hours later.

I was really pleased w my decision. I knew as soon as I got pregnant that no 3 was my last. I booked in the ceasar and tubes at the 10 week appointment. My ob knew me really well and supported me the whole way.

If you change your mind you can try IVF

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