The Complex Procedure of Untying Tubes

Many women would wonder how doctors untie tubes.  After all, tying tubes is the term for tubal ligation.  Is it safe to say that a doctor just goes in and would untie a woman’s tubes?  However, it is not as simple as it sounds.  In order to understand the works of untying tubes, a woman has to know how her fallopian tubes are tied in order to prevent unwanted pregnancy to occur.

“Tying tubes” was coined from the first method of ligation. Ligatures were used in order to tie around fallopian tubes. A loop would then be made in each of the fallopian tubes.  You would think that these ligatures come in the form of strings which are tied around a fallopian tube. To remove the loop, each of the fallopian tubes is cut.  Thus, there would be no passageways for the egg cells.      There are even more complicated tubal ligation procedures. However, when you decide to reverse the procedure, it would become really complicated.

Now you would think that the procedure to untie tubes is not really that simple.  In fact, you do not have to untie anything at all.  What would happen would be, a procedure of repair and putting things together. In regular ligation procedure such as the one mentioned earlier, there will be a removal of the scarred over ends on each of your fallopian tubes.  The extent of removal during untying tubes will largely depend on the extent of scarring and the cuts made during ligation. The new ends of the fallopian tubes would have to be connected again.  The layers have to be sewed together.

You have to take note that three layers make up the fallopian tubes. But the most important layer to be attached would be the inner layer since this is where the egg would pass in order to get to the uterus.      Most doctors would not sew the innermost layer anymore to prevent any further damage. Only the two outer layers are sewn. When these heal, it would be as if you have new fallopian tubes.

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