Tubal implants are a permanent type of birth control. They are small metal springs that are placed in your fallopian tubes. This is done without cutting the skin.
Over time, scar tissue grows around each implant. The scar tissue blocks the tubes. This stops eggs from moving from the ovaries into the fallopian tubes. These are the tubes where the egg is fertilized by a sperm.
The procedure is done in a doctor's office or an outpatient surgery centre. It may be done in a hospital. It takes about 30 minutes. You may be able to go back to your normal routine the same day. But if you have medicine to help you relax, give yourself a day to rest.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Procedures can be stressful. This information will help you understand what you can expect. And it will help you safely prepare for your procedure.
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Current as of: November 21, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine & Rebecca Sue Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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