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by Alisann (no login)


I had a tubal ligation when I was 28 yrs. old. I chose to do this on my own and with information from my doctor felt I was okay (this was 1978). Since the ligation I have suffered severe PMS and now premenopause. Depression, raging hot flashes,
memory loss, unable to sleep, rages of anger that I could not control, heavy bleeding, placed on birth control pills to control the bleeding, 2 endometrian biopsies(sp), and on and on. I am now 49 and I am taking a progesterine(sp) cream, vitamins, watching my diet and lots of soy protien , etc. I CAUTION any woman who is considering this operation to know all the facts. If I knew then what know NOW I WOULD NOT HAVE done this. There has been plenty of time to document the after effects of this surgery and you should know all the answers. My life is somewhat stable now, but what I put my family and myself through these past 20 years have been horrid. Take note and know what you are doing before you make the decision to have this operation done. I was not informed and have been to doctor after doctor and with the only answers coming from support groups and my own research. Take care and stay healthy.

Posted on Mar 22, 1999, 7:41 AM
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Take the Tubal Ligation I.Q. Test Are you outraged? Feel as though you and other women were not (are not) being informed? Think that a class action lawsuit should be filed on behalf of post tubal women because information was and still is being withheld by the ACOG! The CPTwomen invites all reading this forum to join the CPTwomen and communicate with us at the members' forum. All posting here and conversation here has been moved to the members' forum.

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