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by Deborah (no login)
It sounds as if your Dr gave you the "clamps" as you call them known as Filshie clips, a relatively new option in the USA or are you in Europe?. To the best of my knowledge from findings on the internet via search engines these Filshie clips effectively clamp the tubes closed and eventually cause the tubes to sever under the pressure of the clips and heal naturally as with a tubal ligation. The only risk I can think of provided your ovaries are still alive is once they re-open them, is the greatly increased possibility of an ectopic pregnancy (that is a pregnancy that occurs, implants in a fallopian tube or in the neighborhood of the ovaries and never successfully travels down the fallopian tube to the womb) This is extremely dangerous if not treated immediately because the initial stages of the pregnancy is developing so rapidly and it is laying the groundwork so to speak of the fetal home-the placenta. Pregnancy occurring outside the womb can be deadly if not treated immediately. I would go into the search engines on the internet such as http://www.Lycos.com and key in Ectopic+Pregnancy for detailed explanations.
Good luck in your choices.
Posted on Nov 26, 1998, 4:58 AM from IP address 18.104.22.168
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