Tubal reversal surgery is often used to get pregnant after a previous tubal ligation. There are several factors concerning the tubal reversal which play a huge role in the success rate of tubal ligation reversal. These involve:
- The type of originally performed tubal ligation procedure. (how your tubes were tied)
- The age of the woman is also a very important factor in the tubal reversal success rate.
- The success rate is different for women of different ages. For example women over 40 should discuss their personal chances of having success with their health care provider before choosing tubal ligation reversal.
- The amount of damage that may have been caused as a result of the original tubal ligation procedure directly relates to the possible success of the tubal reversal procedure.
Women who are the best candidates for tubal ligation reversal are those whose tubal ligations involved either the removal of only a small section of the fallopian tubes, or those women whose tubal ligation was done with the help of clips or rings. They are placed around the tubes to prevent eggs which were released during ovulation period from traveling through the fallopian tubes.
In general success rates for tubal ligation reversal can begin from 20 percent and reach to 70 percent.
If you are a woman under 35 years old and if you don’t have any serious problems concerning your health, your tubal reversal success rate will be higher than in other cases. Your health, certainly, will play a great role for this procedure.
During the year after having a tubal reversal, success rates can range from 50 to 80 percent. As time passes, the percentage of getting pregnant becomes lower. With each month of trying to get pregnant after a tubal reversal, success rates will become lower than the usual pregnancy rates in fertile women. Before having a tubal ligation procedure (tying your tubes), you should note that in the future with a tubal reversal it may still be very difficult to achieve a successful pregnancy and have another baby. If you have had a tubal ligation, you should be very attentive to your health, that’s the main part which helps you to get pregnant again, when undergoing tubal reversal, you must follow all of the instructions given to you by your doctor.
The doctor who used Hulka clip or Falope Rings, can guarantee you a higher tubal reversal success rate. While performing a tubal ligation with the rings or clips, the reconnection of the tubes becomes easier during a tubal reversal.
The success of tubal reversal surgery is also depending on other factors, such as the history of pelvic infection, pelvic adhesions, prior ectopic pregnancy, etc. All of these factors certainly can influence the surgery procedure, the success rates, and of course, the next pregnancy.
If you are aware of all of this information, follow all of the instructions step by step, and if you are attentive to your health, then you will have a greater chance of getting pregnant again!