Tubal Ligation—Laparoscopic Surgery Side Effects and Warnings
Side Effects and Warnings
Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have tubal ligation, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Anesthesia-related problems
- Damage to other organs
- Pregnancy—If pregnancy occurs, there is an increased risk that the egg will implant outside of the womb.
Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- Previous abdominal surgery
Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the procedure.
#Call Your Doctor
After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or discharge from the incision sites
- Severe and continuous abdominal pain
- Cough , shortness of breath, chest pain, or severe nausea or vomiting
- Fainting or dizziness
- Pain and or swelling in one or both legs
- Nausea and vomiting lasting more than a day
- Heavy vaginal bleeding after the first day
- Missed menstrual period
In case of an emergency, CALL 911.