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What's it like having a tubal ligation?

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hiddenhome Sun 12-Jun-11 16:22:46

Is it easy to ask for this to be done because I've heard that doctors try to fob you off with a merina coil which I can't have because I come out in an itchy rash if I take progesterone and people are reporting too many side effects with the merina.

The FP doctor told me that female sterilisation can lead to heavy periods hmm Not sure I believe her. She insisted that dh should have a vasectomy, but that just isn't going to happen sad

I can't have the copper coil again as my periods ended up too heavy. Anything hormonal is right out and condoms are just a bloody nuisance. I'm 41 and have two dcs.

Anybody with any advice or insight?

piellabakewell Sun 12-Jun-11 17:27:25

Had it done 4 years ago. Doc tried to convince me (now ex) DH should have himself sterilised. I just asked my GP who referred me and I waited 7 months. I was sore and bloated the next day but recovered very quickly. No after affects at all, normal periods and normal cycle. I'm now 43.

hiddenhome Sun 12-Jun-11 17:33:13

Thanks for your reply.

The FP doctor was insisting that dh should have a vasectomy, but he just won't hmm I'm sick of worrying about an unwanted pregnancy.

piellabakewell Mon 13-Jun-11 21:11:30

I was more worried about the effects of long term hormonal contraception, but also certain that I did not want another child. Just ask your GP to refer you to the local hospital and the wheels will be put in motion. If you're in a rush, I think it's around £800 through Marie Stopes clinics. You're supposed to have a general but I had an epidural because I had to go back to work the next day! That's not recommended, but I wasn't getting sick pay.

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