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Major Complications of Postpartum Bitubal Ligation

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Presentation: Postpartum Tubal Ligation
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Reviewed By: John Gorsline, MD; Tom Arnett, MD; Seth Katz, MD; Michal Whiton, MD; and Art Schoenstadt, MD
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Major complications include, but are not limited to:
· Serious bleeding
· Serious infection
· Organ damage including the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder, and/or ureters
· Damage to the intestines - including a perforation, or a hole, in its lining or a burn injury
· Nerve injury
· Blood vessel injury
· Blood clots
· Reaction to medication or anesthesia, and
· Other rare or unlikely events.
Depending on your individual situation, a major complication may lead to a larger surgical incision, a longer hospital stay, a repeat surgery, pregnancy, hysterectomy, which is a removal of the uterus, or, in extreme cases, permanent disability, paralysis, or loss of life.
Fortunately, major complications occur in less than 1 in 1000 procedures, and loss of life is extremely rare.

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