Tubectomy is a sterilization process which is permanent method of contraception in which the fallopian tubes are clogged in order to prevent the eggs from travelling from the ovary.
The sperms of semen are active for 48-72 hours. If the patient had engaged in sexual activities about 2 days prior to the operation, these sperms would be there in the fallopian tubes and can fertilize the egg. This fertilized ovum may be established within the uterus and she may conceive even after tubectomy.
There is another process of presence of active sperms in the fallopian tubes. These sperms may get trapped at the far end of the fallopian tubes and potent enough to fertilize an ovum, even after Tubectomy. This fertilized ovum cannot reach the uterus and hence will develop in the thin fallopian tube leading to ectopic pregnancy. This is a fatal condition as ectopic pregnancy may lead to rupture of fallopian tube, severe hemorrhage and often even death if not diagnosed at an early stage.
Post-operative precautions that are necessary to follow by the patient after the tubectomy include:
After every surgery there are certain follow up visits and recover span which should be followed and taken care of properly to recuperate on time and without much side effects.
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