How common is post tubal ligation syndrome?

Has anyone had post tubal ligation syndrome? I having my tubes tied after I deliver and am scared this might happen to me. Is it a common occurrence?


I had it. Ended up with hysterectomy 5 years later.

Omg! I had no idea! I had this and ended up with a hysterectomy 4 years later. I thought it was just me. The doctor never said anything. This was 12 years ago. I’m in complete shock. :astonished:

Strange. I just had an US and they couldn’t find my left ovary. Apparently, it was hiding… Never had that happen before, they are always right there and swollen.
But all this makes sense now with hot flushes and everything

I had no idea about this until right now . I forced my dr to give me a hysterectomy. 10 years of most headaches bleeding 21 days a month and other symptoms. All started after my tubes were tied

What is this and what are the symptoms

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My tubes have been tied for 9 months now, so far no symptoms.

I had my tubes tied in 2018 and since then my cramps are 10x worse (i never had them honestly b4 i had them tied), migraines, im literally down for the first 2days…went from a light 5 day flow to a heavy heavy 7 day flow sometimes 8 or 9 days. It’s horrible.

I had my tubal in 2015 and I’ve had zero issues. No bad cramping, no worse periods. My periods may actually be about 2 days shorter.

No, very easy. Has been over 30 years.

I had mine cut and burned and I have absolutely terrible cramps and heavy bleeding during my periods now.
I also had to be put on birth control to regulate my bleeding because since having it done I’d have two and three periods a month.


Got mine removed no issues I was a bit hormonal after but it regulated quick I went back to work next day … normal period for the last 5 years no regrets


I was 21 when I had mine done
Noone warned me this could happen to me and I have ALL the symptoms very bad and I’m sure I have this.didnt know this was real
But it def explains what’s wrong with me.

Some people have no problems. Some people do. It’s a crapshoot. Only around 30% have problems afterwards. I had one 19 years ago and have regretted it since. I have all the symptoms.

I had mine done 6 years ago after baby number 5. I have irregular periods when they were right on time and normal like.clock work. They are now horrid. I have gained an excessive amount of weight, and I am an active person cant seem to get it to drop off. Sex drive is minimal now. Hot flashes… terrible migraines, joint pain, and hair loss… Its been a nightmare to say the least. 3 docs I have gone to say that post tubal ligation syndrome does not exist. So if you know any doctors that believe it help.

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It’s different for everyone. There can be changes with the hormones and so forth but as I said it’s different for everyone . I know woman who had their tubes cut and tied or clamped and never had any problems, period changes and hormonal changes, I know other woman who had this proceedure done and they had changes so it’s different for everyone

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I had mine removed last year and I’m so glad I did. The only issue I’ve had is some tenderness in the scars, but that’s to be expected with any surgical procedure.

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I had my tubes sniped, clipped, tied and burned in 2008. I wouldn’t say it was a bad thing. Who is to say it wouldn’t be hormonal regardless? I say that and am on lexapro sooooo…I did have horrible periods that seem to get worse every month. Went to the doc for an consult on ablation and wound up getting a hysterectomy due to fibroids. So who knows what could happen. Shit can change over time due to other factors.

Ask about the option to cauterize rather than traditionally “tying”. My understanding when I chose that was that it has less potential for side effects like that, but I am not a doctor and this was 15 years ago

I had mine removed February 2019. My periods are so much heavier and I gained 20lbs. But I can’t get pregnant ever again so I don’t regret it. I’m saying this as I’m on my period and am bitching about how I miss my lighter 4 day periods.