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Sterilisation: as part of elcs - anyone know anything about it?

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LaCiccolina Tue 25-Dec-12 19:47:51

I am presently 35wks with dd2. At last consultation I mentioned I wouldn't want more kids. I'm 36 now, I'm adamant I'm not doing nappies/nights in my 40's. the consultant asked had I thought of sterilisation? They could do as part of my csec surgery.

I'd not thought of this. I'm attracted to the ideas of no more periods, I'm very ratty and I found this intensified after dd1. If it gets worse again this time I'd be certifiable... sad I'm also attracted to no more pills and hassle.

However, what happens as I understand menopause, the hormones all alter etc as ur body stops producing reproductive tools. After sterilisation what happens? How does the body cope with loss of hormones suddenly? Are there side effects? I've searched on NHS direct which is pretty perfunctory information and all positive.

I am much less worried about reversal either intentional or mistaken. I really don't want to open a hormonal bunch of can o worms though....

Any experiences please? I have another app on ny eve so will be discussing this again with my consultant. Thanks everyone and happy Christmas! smile

LaCiccolina Tue 25-Dec-12 19:52:41

Also any other type of issues linked like brital bones because of hormones etc? I'm very suspicious now NHS direct suggest everything would be wine and roses... Just doesn't ring right but I'm unsure what could associate to this surgery.

ValiumQueen Tue 25-Dec-12 19:54:40

I had sterilisation during ELCS 8 weeks ago. All they do is tie the tubes. They do not remove the womb or ovaries. You will still get periods, and there is no early menopause.

VivaLeBeaver Tue 25-Dec-12 20:06:15

I got sterilised years ago. You definitely don't go through menopause, no change in periods, pmt, etc. the only thing that changed for me was no contraception worries. Otherwise it's all the same.

strumpetpumpkin Tue 25-Dec-12 20:12:11

i was sterilised 6 months or so ago. No problems whatsoever.

LaCiccolina Tue 25-Dec-12 21:09:56

Ah ok. Interesting. She did say "tied tubes", I suppose I thought that meant more finality which is why I was confused. (I've confused it with hysterectomy etc as well I think)

So, I'd still need to figure out periods/ pmt? Ugh. Dunno if much point then? That's the bit I hate! Poo - gloss gone off that idea a bit then.

VivaLeBeaver Tue 25-Dec-12 21:22:16

A sterilisation should be seen as "finality" as far as your ability to have children is concerned. It should be promoted as been non reversible. Technically it is reversible and I know someone who had it reversed. However it's expensive to have reversed and not always successful.

Jenny70 Thu 27-Dec-12 22:49:01

My Dr wouldn't do it, says there is a much higher failure rate than doing it separately. Apparently the hormones and healing that goes on after birth can also heal/regrow the tubes in some cases...

We've opted for the implant, easy to get inserted and less permanent. Luckily no periods for me (after initial heavy bleed), which is an added bonus.

Mirena is supposed to be best at stopping periods, but don't think they'd do it during a c/s - but might be worth the ask in case they will.

Foosyerdoos Thu 27-Dec-12 22:53:25

For no periods I can recomend the Mirena coil, however also have minimal sex drive, which was also an issue with the injection. I have had it for about 6 months and am thinking of having it removed.

noisytoys Thu 27-Dec-12 22:56:10

I was sterilised 2 years ago with a elcs they clipped the tubes. I haven't been pregnant since so I'm guessing it was successful smile no change to monthly cycle though hmm

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