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After any surgery, you have a higher risk of infection if you have diabetes, and tubal ligation is no exception. An infection at the procedure site can make blood sugar control difficult and may require IV antibiotics. Therefore, you should immediately tell your healthcare providers if you have any signs of abnormal blood sugar, including weakness, sweating, or difficulty with your vision. This can help them start appropriate medications and treatments, if necessary.
Possible Complications of Diabetes and Tubal LigationAs a person with diabetes, your risks for complications related to tubal ligation are higher. Although problems don't happen very often, it's more likely for you to have infections or to take longer to recover.
For these reasons, it's important for you to go to all of your follow-up appointments after the tubal ligation. You should also call your healthcare providers if you have any of the symptoms of high or low blood sugar, or symptoms of possible complications.
Infections can be a serious problem, especially for people with diabetes. If your doctor thinks you might have an infection, you may need medicine and treatment immediately.
Because there are tubal ligation risks, you should talk to your healthcare team if something doesn't feel right.
Leaving the HospitalAs a diabetic, you probably know a lot about the signs and symptoms that go along with abnormal blood sugar levels.
- Difficulty with your vision
- Shortness of breath
- Feeling slow or tired
- Not getting better from a cold or flu
- Having infections that don't go away or don't get better
- Feeling very thirsty
- Needing to go to the bathroom a lot
- Feeling hungry all of the time.
After your tubal ligation, these symptoms may indicate a problem. For example, an infection at the procedure site can make blood sugar control difficult and may require IV antibiotics. To help identify what is causing the symptoms, you may be asked to have more frequent blood sugar checks. It is important to report any changes to your doctor as soon as possible so that the appropriate treatment can be started, if necessary.