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Forum Name: Fertility

Question: After tubal reversal what are chances of pregnancy?

 osbrady - Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:11 pm

October of 2006 my wife had a tubal reversal done. On Dec 19, 2007 my wife had just got a HSG done. During the test, the right tube finally opened and became completely open. After alot more pressure the left one became open, but you could only see a faint line of the dye, and barely see it coming out on top of the ovary. Our ovulation window is open at this time. Now that one tube is open, should she lay on her right side after intercourse? Do you have advise?

 Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:03 am

User avatar Hello,
Positioning after intercourse has not been proven in any major studies but some suggest the best position is with the woman on the bottom and afterward propping a pillow under her hips to allow gravity to help move the sperm to the cervix faster. But, it is doubtful that lying on the side would make any difference. It probably won't hurt though so if you want to try it, go ahead.

The odds for achieving pregnancy in women younger than 40 after reversal is between 60 and 77% with younger women at the higher end. Over age 40 chances decrease significantly.

Good luck.
 divinapreciosa - Thu May 07, 2009 12:43 am

how many is the % of became pregnet after de reverse of the tubol ligation?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:36 am

User avatar Hello,
Women under the age of 40 who have a tubal reversal through the traditional surgical methods have a 70% to 80% pregnancy success rate, with conception usually occurring during the first year after the procedure. There is a higher chance of ectopic pregnancy in these cases - about one in 100.

Good luck.

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