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Family planning

Sterilisation and completely removing falopian tubes

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Lucaslovesfelicity · 03/06/2015 12:43

Just after some advice really. I am booked in for a c section in just under 3 weeks time and have been asked by the consultant if I would like to be sterilised at this time. This will be my 3rd child and 2nd c section and do feel that at 37 years old my family is now complete. I have been carrying out research into female sterilisation and whilst doing so, come across lots of studies how removing the falopian tubes and not just cutting them, significantly reduces the risk of ovarian cancer in woman. I don't carry the risky gene but am thinking that whilst they are doing the sterilisation, just to remove the tubes entirely. Anybody requested this to be done during a planned c section. Thanks Flowers

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scaevola · 05/06/2015 06:28

Could you be kind and link the papers that suggest the removal of the tubes makes such a difference?

I can't quite see why removing any structures (other than the ovaries themselves) would make a difference.

OTOH, as sterilisation carried out at the same time as a CS has the highest fail rate (clips on distended body seems to be a little more likely to wander), actual removal would make it much safer, especially if remaining end was well sealed.

Kittymum03 · 05/06/2015 06:40

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Lucaslovesfelicity · 06/06/2015 20:11
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Lucaslovesfelicity · 06/06/2015 20:19


Hope this works and thanks for your feedbackFlowers

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Lucaslovesfelicity · 06/06/2015 20:22

Doctors explain how they will cut the risk of ovarian cancer - Daily Mail Article.

Sorry I am rubbish, I can't seem to do the links but this is the article title.

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Kittymum03 · 06/06/2015 23:27

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Lucaslovesfelicity · 07/06/2015 00:10

Thanks Kittymum Smile

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Twodogsandahooch · 07/06/2015 00:25

I have just had a quick google on the subject and I would be surprised if you would be able to convince your obstetrician to remove your tubes on the current available evidence. most studies have said that more research is needed on the subject.

It would definitely be worth discussing though.

Lucaslovesfelicity · 07/06/2015 08:35

Thanks for taking the time to read it two dogs. That's what I thought too. I might discuss it with the hospital during my pre - op appointment and see they think about it. It was dugong my last appointment that the directed me towards the RCOG information re sterilisation.

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Lucaslovesfelicity · 07/06/2015 08:36

Sorry, that should read that it was during my last appointment Blush

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