Tubal Ligation Reversal

Care After

Refer to this sheet in the next few weeks. These instructions provide you with information on caring for yourself after your procedure. Your caregiver may also give you more specific instructions. Your treatment has been planned according to current medical practices, but problems sometimes occur. Call your caregiver if you have any problems or questions after your procedure.

HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Get plenty of rest and sleep.

  • Only take over-the-counter or prescription medicines for pain, discomfort, or fever as directed by your caregiver. Do not take aspirin. It can cause bleeding.

  • Gradually resume daily activities and your regular diet.

  • Avoid sexual intercourse for 2 weeks or as directed.

  • Do not drive while taking pain medicine.

  • Do not lift anything over 5 lb for 2 weeks or as directed.

  • Only take showers, not baths, until you are seen by your caregiver.

  • Change bandages (dressings) as directed.

  • Do not use tampons or douche.

  • Take your temperature twice a day and record it.

  • Try to have help for the first 7–10 days for your household needs.

  • Return to your caregiver to get your stitches (sutures) removed and for follow-up visits as directed.

SEEK MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • You have swelling, redness, or increasing pain in the incision area.

  • You have pus coming from the incision.

  • You have a bad smell coming from the incision or bandage.

  • Your incision breaks open.

  • You have a rash or reaction to your medicines.

  • You feel nauseous or vomit.

SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • You have a fever.

  • You feel lightheaded or faint.

  • You have leg pain.

  • You have chest pain.

  • You become short of breath.

  • You have increasing pain in your abdomen.

  • You have a burning sensation or pain when you urinate.

  • You have heavy vaginal bleeding and it is not time for your menstrual period.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Watch your condition.

  • Get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.