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.
Precautions to be Taken Before Tubectomy
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.
Precautions to be Taken After Tubectomy
Post-operative precautions that are necessary to follow by the patient after the tubectomy include:
- The follow-up visit to the surgeon should be taken care of.
- Don’t forget to complete the entire course of the medication and antibiotics.
- Report the surgeon if you get fever (38°C or 100.4°F), persistent stomach ache, bleeding or purulent discharge from the incision.
- Refrain from sexual intercourse for almost a week of post surgery or as directed by your surgeon.
- You should also report the doctor if you haven’t got your periods till now or have delayed the periods.
Recovery After Tubectomy
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.
- The follow-up visit for open or laparoscopic is almost 1-2 weeks after the surgery.
- The patient should explain the gynecologists if there is any increasing or persistent abdominal pain or bleeding or any kind of discharge from the incision is notices.
- Medications as prescribed by the surgeon should be taken on time and religiously.
- If the patient has skipped or delayed periods, vaginal bleeding/spotting, and acute abdominal pain visit the doctor, as there may be a risk of an ectopic pregnancy.
Other Surgical Procedures Precautions
Amniocentesis Precautions | Anesthesia Epidural Precautions | Anesthesia Spinal Precautions | Appendectomy Precautions | Artificial Insemination Precautions | Bariatric Surgery Precautions | Breast Augmentation Precautions | Caesarean Section Precautions | Dental Anesthesia Precautions | Face Lift Precautions | Gastroscopy Precautions | General Anesthesia Precautions | Hemodialysis Precautions | Hip Replacement Surgery Precautions | Hysterectomy Precautions | In Vitro Fertilization Precautions | Incisional Hernia Precautions | Lasik Eye Surgery Precautions | Local Anesthesia Precautions | Oophorectomy Precautions | Ovary Removal Precautions | Plastic Surgery Precautions | Rhinoplasty Precautions | Rhytidectomy Precautions | Septoplasty Precautions | Tubal Sterilization Precautions | Tubectomy Precautions | Ureteroscopy Precautions | Uterus Removal Precautions | Vasectomy Precautions | Precautions Before and After Dilatation and Curettage | Precautions Before and After Tonsillectomy | Precautions Before and After Tracheostomy | Precautions Before and After Cystoscopy
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