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Chronic Pain After Tubes Tied

By August 28, 2003

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Women's Health Forums: I have been having pains in my ovaries and uterus for months now. I had an ultrasound but nothing was found. I don't know what else to do. It seems the doctors are looking at me like I'm crazy but I really have pain. I believe it has something to do with my tubes being tied 2 years ago but I don't know what else to do or where to turn. I just had the sonogram today. I feel helpless because I hope I don't have to live with this pain. The Dr. who did my sonogram said that the pain could be coming from scarring of my tubes but to find out I will have to have a laprascopy done (I don't know if my Drs. office will even do it). My Drs. believe that there are no side effects from a tubal but there are. How do I find a Dr. that is more sensitive to women after a tubal? Anybody with advice-please help. I'm so scared that I will have to live with this pain. Just to add, no the pain is not excruciating but at times it can be but it's a low, dull, chronic pain that radiates from my left pelvic area to my lower back. Have you experienced anything like this after having your tubes tied?
August 5, 2006 at 1:34 pm
(1) jamie says:

I have had my tubes tied for 11 yrs. and am having alot of pain every month and have had longer and heavier periods.. I went to docs and ran tests.. my uterus is swoolen to the size of me being 3 months term.. but i am not pregnent.. One month I was 8 days early and now I am 6 days late.. I have always been on time until now.. I am 34 and worried.. thank you

September 18, 2006 at 3:16 am
(2) sondra says:

hi i dont know how much i can be of help but i am experiencing pain on my left lower side where the ovieris is located or uterus what ever area but the pain is located there and it is a sharp pain and somethimes i feel it in my right side as well and i was thinking tubal preg or a cyst on my ovaries but no test results was tooken cause i dont have insurance or money to go check and the emergency room dont do it and well thats what they told me but it hurts and i guess it could be worse but i crammp up constiently so i was wondering all of your symtoms and maybe between us we can figure it out it has been a little over one year since i had my tubes tied plus i had 3 preg and all was c sections feel free to email me at tigereyez1131981@aol.com

October 31, 2006 at 3:17 pm
(3) kelly says:

I am experiencing the exact same thing you are describing. I had my tubes tied almost a year ago and have been living with the pain since. I also had the sonograms done and still to no avail. My sisters tease me all the time that I am always in pain and now it is to the point where i just suffer in silence. Atleast I know that I am not alone.

December 4, 2006 at 6:40 pm
(4) Brenda says:

Hello I have had my tubes tied for six years and have been living in pain since. I have been to the doctors and have had x-rays of my stomach and there is nothing they never find. I don’t know what else to do. Some times I have pain so bad I can hardly walk. And some times I have pain but it’s not so bad. I had no choice but to get my tubes tied but if I knew what I know now I would have never done it.

December 20, 2006 at 1:27 am
(5) Bridgett says:

I had my tubes tied in Feb of this year and I am having the same problems. Also I have also gained weight. I hurt almost every day. I had no choice but to get my tubes tied my uterus tore when the doctor was doing the c-section. I have made an appointment with my doctor and hope to get some answers.

January 5, 2007 at 12:27 pm
(6) Jackie says:

Mine was done late January 2006, I have the same problems however only on the right side the same time every month. I stopped having periods all together. The pains is so bad at times I can’t walk the pains shoots down my leg. I have been sleeping with a heating pad since March 2006.
If anyone has a any info please share.

January 5, 2007 at 1:11 pm
(7) nicole says:

Hello Ladies! I have been thinking about having this procedure done but after reading all of your comments I have been think twice about it. I was wondering these pains that you are getting are they when you do a certain gesture? Im 26 and I have 3 kids and I really think this will be a good think to do, but now Im scared. Do you ladies have any advice?

January 13, 2007 at 1:25 pm
(8) Breeze Mitchell says:

I had my tubal ligation done in 2002, have also been in pain since then. I went to several doctors both in canada and the USA who told me that my tubal ligation and the pain are not hand in hand. I was diagnosed with Irritable bowl syndrom, with endometriosis, and several other ailments that lead to multitudes of tests that came out negative for anything and medications that either made me sick or so lethargic I lost a job. I now am seeing a gynocologist who is giving me some answers. He told me that sometimes in tubal ligations that fluid builds up and can be helped by reversing the ligation and in extreme cases of abnormal build up the tube maybe reopened or removed. I have lived in this pain for several years and was told I was wrong and chastised on several accounts that I was not a doctor. When they do the laproscoptic surgery they are also going to be doing a look around (up close and personal) to make sure that my symptoms are not ovarian cancer related. I was told that these two problems are symptom similar so be careful that you are not misdiagnosed. There is a reason you are all going through pain and I know how it felt to have someone tell you for years that you are a hyprocondriac or something unrelated is wrong. Trust your body no one knows it better then you darlin.

February 19, 2007 at 7:11 pm
(9) lonnie says:

Thank you so much for leaving you comment. I had a tubal done almost a year ago and I too have had the same pain as the above women. It’s hard and you are so right it’s not normal and we know our bodies better then anyone. I am printing your comment off to bring it to my doctor.
Thanks for your input….I think it will help a great deal of people!

February 25, 2007 at 1:41 am
(10) Christina From Charlotte NC says:

Im so glad i seen these comments.I have been seriously thinking about having it done because i too have had 3 kids vaginally and now i have prolasps (where the cervix opening is hanging outside of my vaginal opening)and was hoping that maybe they could try to place my cervix where it is suppose to be during the process.It is irritating and i am more prone to infections,but otherwise it isn’t uncommon so my doctors say,and mostly happens to older women in their 60′s,but im 28.I have thought about the alternatives and im currently on Depo-Provera shots.I seen a commercial for a new contraceptive implant Minerva.
Im thinking about talking to my doctor and see if i am a canadate for it.Thanks for your comments.

February 25, 2007 at 1:51 am
(11) Christina From Charlotte NC says:

Sorry Ladies this is the correct url for the new IUD Mirena.


May 11, 2007 at 2:56 pm
(12) Linda says:

Thanks ladies for your comments and information. I have four children and a tubal scheduled for the near future after child# four. After reading all the info from you the experts I most definitly am reconsidering.

May 15, 2007 at 2:29 am
(13) marie says:

Thanks to all for sharing. I am considering a tubal after 5 pregnancies and 4 births (my first a miscarriage at 27 years old,a c-section and 3 v-bacs) . Oddly I have always had really bad cramps that time of the month. I now know that they are like labor pains, it radiates from both sides of my ovaries down my back and down my legs. To where most the time it was hard to walk. I was diagnosed with endometreosis when I was 18 and told I should have a hysterectomy and that I would probably have no children and/or it would be hard for me. I didn’t do it. I took prescription motrin for the pain every month. Which only helped with part of the pain. I just learned to live with it. I am now 35 I and have lived with the pain each month since I was 15 years old. And I still can not handle it. And after taking strong doses of Motrin all this time I think that has done things to my esophagus and other parts of the stomach that are now causing pain. I am not sure if I could handle the chornic pain a tubal may cause. It is interesting to me though, I have not had a tubal and the doctors don’t really know what causes my pain either. I wonder if my body is already doing what the tubal causes in some women.

May 30, 2007 at 3:01 pm
(14) Bethany says:

I had a tubal a year a go and started having pain immediatly. I was a fortunate woman to have never had bad cramps while menstrating but since the surgury, it kills me every month. I am only 24.I have three kids and was afraid of having more so I had the proceadure done. Now, I wish that I would have just risked another pregnacy rather than to deal with this horrible pain. I can’t work, or do basic things becasue it cripples me for five days. It hurts to just do normal stuff like change the baby or walk to the kitchen to make meals for the kids. I am seriously thinking of haveing it reversed just so I can go back to a normal life.

June 28, 2007 at 2:25 pm
(15) Tracy says:

Hey ladies,
I had my tubes tied in 1991 after my second child. I have had problems ever seens,I could not stand the pain anymore after all these years there must be something they can do. I just saw a GYN Dr and he was telling me about this new surgery they do, it is called NOVA SURE! Really all it is a DNC! They also did another surgery too look at my insides and he said everything looks good. The surgery was nothing,not alot of pain at all! BUT now the Dr called said I have blood in my tubes,if any of you ever had this please let me know! So bottom line is if you have this problem with bleeding and cramps really bad talk to your Dr about NOVA SURE or DNC!

July 19, 2007 at 6:53 pm
(16) alexus says:

hey i just had my tubes tied 3 months ago and every night when i sleep on my tummy the pain hurts so bad and i also have been bleeding out of no where is this normal i’m only 24 i have 3 girls and didnt want anymore but i was never told about having this pain

August 10, 2007 at 8:33 am
(17) Monica says:

I had my tubes tied 6 years ago, my pain started the week after I came home. My pain is different, I get Bladder infections and UTI’s. I had never had one in the 31 years that I lived before this operation, and now I get them every month. The pain with my cramping is so bad I take lots of meds and ice myself in bed. I have gone to doctors about the pain and I was told I have endometrios, but nothing that they do to treat it seams to work. Does anyone else get the bladder infections?

August 16, 2007 at 6:32 pm
(18) Amanda in Oklahoma says:

Hello! I am so relieved to have found you guys! I am 27 and have twins and a baby. I had the twins in 03′ and the baby in 05′ which is when I decided to to the tubal. Since the twins were a C-Section, they said I had to have my last one as a C-Section too, so I just had the tubal done then. Anyway, now I have this sharp pain that is mostly on my right side but sometimes on my left too. I will be fine, and then I will turn only the top part of my body to look at something w/o turning my hips and it will hit me like a ton of bricks. It is sharp, like I was just stabbed, but then when you turn back around it goes away. I have extreme mood swings now that begin sometimes 10 days before my period even starts. Also, my period is somewhere between the 22nd and the 6th every time, so I never really know the exact day it will hit. I can only judge it by the mood swings. My biggest complaint, though, is the sharp pain. Even when I sleep, if I roll over half-way, I will immediately wake up in pain and have to roll my hips over to make it stop. Sex is a real pain too. I’d simply rather not, because I just have to bite my tounge because of the pains in my side. My doctor told me a couple years ago when I was preg. that I had cysts, but he assured me, they would magically go away with the my birth. Do you think it’s that I still have cysts??

August 16, 2007 at 9:20 pm
(19) Tasha says:

I am 30 and had the surgery done 3 weeks ago (before I found this site) I have been having unbearable pain in my pelvic area and lower back since 1 week after the surgery the Dr. said it would go away well it’s worse I can’t sleep sometimes I can’t move! If anyone finds anything out please post!!!

August 27, 2007 at 5:12 pm
(20) ccw says:

I had the procedure done during a c-section 4 weeks ago. No pain as of yet, but this scares me and I wish I had investigated beforehand. I have experienced a mucousy discharge that is bothersome and I am wondering if it is normal. Has anyone had this symptom after having their tubes tied?

September 23, 2007 at 7:54 pm
(21) vanessa says:

hello, ladies i thank god that i had found this site. i had my procedure done two years ago. i have experienced just about the same symptoms as the others. i get severe pain in my pelvic and my lower back and i haven’t had a period since i had the procedure.i’m for tests on wednesday. i really thought that it was all in my head, and people would look at me like i was crazy so i just bear my pain in silence. i thank every women who spoke out on this matter.

October 7, 2007 at 1:03 am
(22) Joanna says:

Hello everyone. I am 24 and have 2 children. After my daughter was born I had the Marina (IUD) put in. I have had it for 1 yr. and 2 months. I have sevear pain, miagrains, hair loss, Sevear dipression, anxiety attacks, and I went from 110 pounds to 175 pounds. My Gyno confirmed that all these symptoms were caused from the Mirena (IUD) there for I have going in to have my tubes tied on the 22 of October. However now that I have read some of these post I fear that no matter what I do I am going to have to live with pain. My husband and I don’t want anymore children. We have 2 together and he has one from a previous marriage. I am scared to death now after reading these posts. Does anyone have anyother suggestions? The pill does not work for me, I got pregnante with my son on that and I got pregnante with my daughter while on the shot (Depo). What do you all think?

October 20, 2007 at 8:49 pm
(23) Maya says:

Another Thank you for all of your comments. I had to C’s and a tubal after the 2nd. Now I have a pain on my right side at least once a month. Like someone stabbed me. I have just been suffering through it. Someone said maybe it is scar tissue from the C’s? I had always thought it was the tubal, but never mentioned it to my doctor. I will now.

October 23, 2007 at 11:43 am
(24) Maria says:

I had my tubal last year after my third child. It was very painful, but no considerable pain as described above. Now, I am experiencing bloating, I thought I was pregnant again, and discharge. I am also starting to have the cramping on both sides. I did not know that having my tubes tied would have so many symptoms. My husband told me it was all in my head, but thanks to this, I know that its not all in my head.

October 31, 2007 at 4:18 pm
(25) This Sucks from Canada says:

I had my tubes tied 8 years ago and prior to this I did not know what cramps or pain was. But, after having them tied WHOO the pain is brutal. I ahve had to laproscopy surgeries and they find nothing, I feel like the doctor thinks that I am nuts. I just don’t know what to do, any suggestions.

November 7, 2007 at 1:44 am
(26) Crystal says:

I had my tubes clamped (not tied) June 2006 after having my 3rd child in April,2006,unfortunately my husband was too chicken to have a vasectomy(and yet he was the first one to say “No more kids”)Soooo me being the loving wife that I am or just plain dumb as h@$! now is my better choice of words, I went and had my tubes clamped the fortunate thing is unlike tubal tying it is a little more easier to just get the clamps taken off, however I experienced the “Oh my God is it my time Lord” pain from day one. It got so bad that I couldnt stand or hardly walk and I would bleed very heavy as if I were hemmoraging.Finally in Aug 2006 I went in to my doctor and they told me I was hormonally imbalanced and immediately put me on birth control pills and motrin to balance me back for a month and it worked no more pain.I went in for my yearly pap in June 2007(this year) and he told me I had fibroid “nothing big it’s normal most women get those, I wouldnt worry about it” said the doctor..well screw you if something is there that wasnt there last year when i had my yearly why shouldnt I be worried?? Ohhhhh that’s right you’re a man, and you’re not spreaded across an examination table with your legs spreaded in a V-shape..Gee thanks!! Well the plot thickens after being pain free for a year and finding out that now I have fibroids, my pain has come back, you know the pain that you feel after you have your baby and the nurses tell you thats the pain of your Uterus contracting back to its normal size? Yah that pain!! Cant you tell that’s why I’m enlightening you ladies tonight, the pain has come back and its brought more ammo with em’ this time,I had to beg my 13 year old daughter tonight not to call 911 by it being so late and my husband being deployed to Iraq and no one to watch them if I have to go on the ambulance and that (like one of the other ladies mentioned) pretty much I dont wanna be making a bogus trip just for them to give me all these lil tests and them not find nothing wrong in their case and send me home the same way i came in…still in pain and with questions that either dont get answered or cant be answered with a rectifiable answer. So moral of the story to all the ladies that may be considering you can tie a bow and it’ll be okay, you can tie your shoe and it just might stay, you can tie the knot with the man of your dreams someday, But when you tie up dem’ tubes there is H3!! to pay !!!! Be careful make the right decision for you, dont let no one make it for you. i hope my TRUE but humorous comment helped someone decision tonight and not hindered or broken their spirit. God Bless

December 6, 2007 at 9:20 pm
(27) Kelly says:

Okay Ladies I can’t believe what I’m reading here, I have been asking my husband if I’m crazy or something about all of this, I now know that I am not!!! I think that everyone of you are onto something and I do NOT remember anyone warning me of this before I had my tubes clamped shut. My c-section was Feb of 07′ and I have had the most erratic periods and pain like fire, (I’d swear I was giving birth vaginally) except it was in my pelvis and back. I am considering a reversal and wondering have any of you had one and did it help after the fact? I hope that you all get to feeling better and get some solid answers. Oh yeah and for the ladies that are suffering with there Dr’s, I have a female Dr who has 2 children for that exact reason! Take Care:)

January 24, 2008 at 9:37 pm
(28) Christi Thompson says:

I just left the Dr.s’ Office. After having blood work done and an ultrasound, he told me that my hormone levels are just barely normal and that my ovary is swollen. I immediately got on line to find out more! It is amazing to me the similarities in each comment. I, too, have had severe pain in mainly my right side, but the left as well. I had my tubes tied after my third child, just five and a half months ago. My first girl by the way. My sons are fifteen and ten, so I had at first written the pain off as results of a late pregnancy (I am now 35). Never before had I cramped during menstruation. My periods have become irregular, spotting just days after a five day period, extreme bloating and swelling (at times I look pregnant again), and unbearable pain! My doctor has been understanding about this pain, but I know that some doctors automatically think a person just wants the pain medication. There has become so much abuse in that area. I was unable to work for three days last week, I stayed at home with a heating pad. The doctor is going to put me on Yaz for 3 months, gave me an antibiotic, and prescribed provera to hopefully cause my cycle to finish. He too said it could be endometriosis. If this medication does not work, he says a DNC may be the solution. My concern is the pain. I have to be able to work. I did not do research on side effects of having your tubes tied before making the decision to have it done. I would have reconsidered knowing what I now know.

February 8, 2008 at 9:57 am
(29) toni says:

i wish i would have read this before i got mine done. i have a 2year old and twins that i had on sept 20 2007. so i decided to have my tubes tied, thinking ok, no more kids thats it. well i noticed that my stomach right under my navel is kinda hard and i still look like i am at least 4 months pregant. i expected alittle pouch after having them. i have like sharp dull pains were my doctor did my c-section but i believe it has something to do with the tubes.the pain comes and goes mostly when im playing with my little boys and i am in an indian style, leaning over. i just wanna know if anyone still looks pregant after having a c-section, my doctor said it will go away in 6months and it looks that way because the twins really strecth my uterus. well my twins will be five months on 02/20/07 and my stomach is the same. also has anyone had it rev and now its better? i pray to god that its noting serious, i dont remember the doctor form that they make you sign,mentions any of these symtoms and if not can we all take some kind of legal action?

February 11, 2008 at 5:24 pm
(30) Jessica says:

I had my tubes tied in Feb. 2006 after my third baby was born. I have some pain when I am ovalating. I can tell when it is the 14th day. That is basically all the pain I have. My periods seem to vary. I was early last month and then this month I am late. I was reading about other people that had found out they were pregnant so I got worried about that. Took a test, negative but still have not started. I guess the pain just depends on the person. My motherinlaw has never had a problem or pain one after her tubes were tied. Hope this helps!

March 10, 2008 at 11:38 pm
(31) Karin says:

Check into Fibromyalgia – I was just diagnosed. I have had my tubes tied for eight years and now that you mention it I would say I have been having issues for about that long. check it out!!!

March 13, 2008 at 4:12 pm
(32) Nancy Taylor says:

Hi I’m 42 yr old and I had my tubes tied in feb.1998 I have had pain in my right side every sence then as with alot of you sometime the pain is so bad i can hardly walk i had a hysterectomy in 2004 but they left my ovaries i still have chronic pain. I am glad to know i am not crazy I though maybe it was just me but its not. I copyed a few of your comments I am going to show them to my Doctor tomorrer thank you…

April 17, 2008 at 7:04 am
(33) Claudia says:

I had my tubes tied after the baby was taking out by c-section 6 months ago. I experienced pain and the doctor’s told me that it was my uterus contracting. That pain finally went away when it went back to it’s position or size. I have been breast feeding and while I breast fed all my children I never had a period. Will this pain you are all talking about come when my menstruating starts? This was my 6th pregnancy,4 live birth all by c-section. I have had two D&C from a twin pregnancy I lost and a early miscarriage.We didn’t want to lose anymore babies and the doctor said I have a lot of scar tissues inside also with a huge hernia repair I didn’t want to take anymore chances of ruining the repair.After reading this, I got really scared. I hate pain and have gone through a lot with all kinds of surgeries.I’m not looking forward to experience this pain everyone is mentioning. Was it sudden or came in time unexpected?

April 24, 2008 at 3:01 am
(34) crystal says:

hi im 23 and i just had my tubes tied for almost five months now. and i had it done cause i’ve had 3 c-sections . but 2 weeks after having it done i had an absces on my left side ..but now i do feel pregant i evan began having morning sickness? all (preg)tests say neg. its werid. i look 3 months as well?

April 25, 2008 at 10:44 pm
(35) joanne says:

Hi I have been having pain in both sides by left and right when my tubes were done I had one ovary stuck in my pelvic region called hiasions I still suffer pain thinking it has been appendicitis but to find out my body was doing somersaults it is related to the pelvic region I go in hospital again this year to have all parts of abodmen checked I am also having a device put in to easy the period pain and heavy bleeding it gets inserted into the uterus

April 29, 2008 at 10:29 pm
(36) roberta says:

I’m 44 and due to have my tubes tied on friday this week.After reading all the messages I have seen I’m seriously thinking of changing my mind

May 1, 2008 at 12:03 pm
(37) Melodie says:

I had this surgery on March 24th of this year. My pain started when I first came home and lasted for about a week. It then returned last week, and has had me in the bed on a heating pad every since. I have a post-op appointment tommorrow, and will discuss this with the surgeon. If I would have know that I would be experiencing such horrific lower back pain, I would have never opted to have this surgery. I will write again sometime this weekend should I get some definitive response from my DR. If not, I want to be the first to tell any women who is in mid-decision about procedure, “Don’t do it.”

May 1, 2008 at 5:07 pm
(38) Rachel says:

I also wish I would have read this first before I got my tubes tied. I hadit done in March 2008. I was so excieted about not thinking I’d be pregnant each time. I m not good at taking the pill so, I did the Depo I lost Bone mass and Im only 31 so the Drs said I had to get off the shot.
Since I got my tube tied I’m tired, I get aggervated easily, my stomach is still swelled up, and just last night I was lying in bed on my stamach and I had the worst pain ever on my right side. I jumped up I couldnt walk, lay down, or even sit, it felt like a knife going in my right side and hurting through my back, my but was swelled up and I also have discharge. Now, my husand says it will be ok and its in my mind about it being from the surgery because the Drs said nothing would happen. It was my first time dealing with that pain. I’m so glad to hear that there are others and its not just in my mind.

June 8, 2008 at 11:15 pm
(39) cynthia zicari says:

I had my tubed tied after my eight miscarriage(which i had a chocolate cyst that was 9 cm and had erupted) then after the recovery period was over they did the tubal, I wanted a full hysterectomy because since the age of 12 I have had severe endometriosis but due to other health reasons they said no. Anyway I had double severe pain but didn’t stay in bed than more than a day because I have three small ones who require me do everything and a husband in the field all the time. well now I have this burning pain all the time on my right side in front of my scars, there’s a bump like the tubes are popped out, when I wear my low cut jeans its brutal, and now the left is cramping and I am so so so tired all the time physical. i know i haven;t suffered as long after tubal, but I have suffered all my life and pushed to hide it to all I cannot take more problems, like the urinary, yeast infections, the pain, the periods enough is enough and people out there experience the bleeding or burning feeling?

June 8, 2008 at 11:15 pm
(40) cynthia zicari says:

I had my tubed tied after my eight miscarriage(which i had a chocolate cyst that was 9 cm and had erupted) then after the recovery period was over they did the tubal, I wanted a full hysterectomy because since the age of 12 I have had severe endometriosis but due to other health reasons they said no. Anyway I had double severe pain but didn’t stay in bed than more than a day because I have three small ones who require me do everything and a husband in the field all the time. well now I have this burning pain all the time on my right side in front of my scars, there’s a bump like the tubes are popped out, when I wear my low cut jeans its brutal, and now the left is cramping and I am so so so tired all the time physical. i know i haven;t suffered as long after tubal, but I have suffered all my life and pushed to hide it to all I cannot take more problems, like the urinary, yeast infections, the pain, the periods enough is enough and people out there experience the bleeding or burning feeling?

June 14, 2008 at 2:53 am
(41) Melanie says:

I am so sorry you ladies are going through this horrible pain. I did not have my tubes tied. I had my husband fixed instead. I was worried for him, but I Knew it would be less likely to hurt him.

I’m outraged the doctors are being such a$$es. You definately have to take them by the balls and tell them you respect all the time they spent getting thier education, but something is wrong and they better take you seriously.

I know a child they wanted to take her apendix out, and the father had to throw a fit (throwing furniture)to get the specialist to confirm the diagnosis. guess what, it was gas. what are the odds they would of done the operation and said “oh well she didn’t need it anyways.”

I wish you the best in finding a solution, and or, a better doctor.

June 14, 2008 at 3:01 am
(42) Melanie says:

Sorry forgot to add this link

June 17, 2008 at 7:24 pm
(43) Tiffany says:

I had my tubes tied in 99 after my 2nd child. I have had pains every month since then. The pain feels like someone is inside me stabbing me with a knife. My pain was on both sides, but now its only on my right side. At first I would have the pain just about everyday I had my period. Now it’s only on the first day. As soon as I start spotting, the pain starts. It is so unbearable that I can’t do anything that day, but lay in bed with a heating pad. I’ve been to several doctors and to a specialist..they tell me to pop motrin or mydol a day before my period starts. But my periods are never normal. Even though the pain is only one day it still isn’t normal. Its so frustrating because they do look at you like you are crazy when you explain it to doctors.

July 5, 2008 at 11:36 am
(44) Terri says:

I have been reading these comments and I too have experienced alot of the similar problems having my tubes tied after my third pregnancy in 2007. I have been checking things out on line and I came across a very interesting site….if you have a few minutes take a look and see if these symptoms sound like you…http://www.tubal.org/symptoms_of_pts.htm
The article is about a thing called PTLS…Post tubal ligation syndrome it has some interesting things to say.
Hope this helps!

July 13, 2008 at 11:54 pm
(45) Tammy says:

Dear Ladies, I had my tubes tied in 1997 and ever since I have had excruciating pains that drop me to the floor, i was in Walmart one evening and my husband had to finish checking out and help me to the car. I went to my doctor and he did a pelvic exam and about brought me off the table while palpating my overies, it was everything that I could do to drive myself home after the appt. I spent the night rolling around in so much pain that my family wanted to take me to ER. I called my Dr. and told him that what ever he did hurt me and he stated that “At least we know what is wrong now” You have a female problem!NO KIDDING? I have been trying to tell him this for years.He sent me for an ultrasound and it came back fine. I need to know what is going on, I am now in nursing school and from what I have learned I know that there is deffinately something wrong with me. My advise to anyone thinking of getting their tubes tied is that I don’t think that it is natural to interupt your bodies normal flow. Your eggs are ment to be released from your overies and if they aren’t they are backing up and have no where to go. Today they have those IUD’s it goes in and prevents pregnancy but if something goes wrong it can be removed. My Dr. told me when I had my tubes tied that it would be very hard to reverse it.I need answers or surgery or something but I am just relieved to know that I’m not the only one THANK YOU!!

July 14, 2008 at 6:32 pm
(46) janine says:

does anyone have any positive results from a tubal? I have an appt. on Thurs. for a consultation, now I wonder if I should cancel.

July 16, 2008 at 9:47 pm
(47) ashley says:

Hi Im 24 years old and have two children. My first I have a very bad delivery where she had shoulder dystosia and I suffered 4th degree tears….so I opted to have a c section with my second last december…I had a tubal as well had like many of you on here I am having the same problems. I have never had pain like this before. Nothing seems to help. Im going to my dr. soon and will be talking to him about this…

July 21, 2008 at 12:28 am
(48) Sweetheart_cowgirl says:

I have the sam pain as most of you i am 24 and have three kids i got my tubes tied in 04 and have had pain since i cramp in my right side lower part of my tummy and goes down my right leg it hurts so bad at times i cant walk or even stand up i have never had cramps like this before 04 i wish at times i would have never got them tied

July 22, 2008 at 10:24 am
(49) jessica says:

I have been on the depo shot for about 9 years. The doctors want me to get off of the shot and get my tubes tied. Before reading all this I was thinking about it but now theres no way I would have it done. Thank you all sooo much for saving me all that pain.

July 23, 2008 at 1:17 pm
(50) peggy says:

Wow..I wished I had looked all this up before I had mine done..I would have never done it…Like a lot of you, I have the same pains…I had my tubes clamped in 05 after having two kids and a molar pregnancy…and have had some very bad pains ever since…I could just be walking and and stop dead…But I guess I am lucky went to my dr with my problems and he’s said it could be different things and will do surgery again too look around..said some things could be my clamps have come off..or they could be irritating my uterus or my overies or other things in my body..and that if need be he will take them off…It’s amazing a male dr could show so much concern for me and my feelings…I hope everyone gets better and gets answers!!

July 24, 2008 at 10:48 pm
(51) Melissa says:

I have some of the same problems. I am 29 and have had 4 pregnancies (5 kids, twins first time round but lost her at 2 months) and all by c-sections. My youngest was born in Sep of 07 and when I had him, I had my tubes tied at the same time. My periods were always irregular so that didn’t change but my flow is definately way heavier than it’s ever been. I have to use a big pad and the super plus tampons. Also, I get the painful cramping a week after having my period like I am on my period again and it really hurts. When I skip months and have my period it is also much more painful and it wasn’t before. I cannot have anyone touch me below the belly button because it’s so painful inside and super sensitive. My kids like to jump on me and play around and I thought that I was dying one time when my son did that. Even during sexual intercourse it hurts me so bad I have to tell my husband to stop. I don’t have any insurance though, so I guess there isn’t really anything I can do about it. I just normally take about 6 liquid advils at one time, but that doesn’t really do me any good now. I wish I would have known but I needed something done. :(

August 6, 2008 at 12:52 pm
(52) Dana says:

After reading quite a few posts, I am wondering if I suffer the same symptoms.
I had a tubular done on June 24th, and the only problem I had so far was feeling a little sensitive around my belly button. Last weekend I got caught in the rain and my clothes were rather damp. I was visiting my sister, so we were sitting outside on her porch for most of the evening. By midnight, the weather had changed over to a very damp cold atmosphere. Still wearing the same clothes, I caught a chill, and finally changed into something warm and dry. It’s been 4 days now, and the pain is unbearable. I can’t sit for more than 10 mins then I have to get up, I can’t lie down flat on my back, and I can’t walk for more than 10-15 mins.
If I lie down on my side that seems to work. I’m popping T3′s like crazy, but can’t take anything else since I don’t know what’s causing this.
Up until a week ago, I was alright, but sitting outside with damp clothes, in damp weather really seemed to change this drastically.
I’m hoping it’s just a slight pinched nerve or possible some kind of muscle spasm, but in any case what I’ve read so far has been terribly shocking.
Has anyone else had the same type of reaction as I did?

August 14, 2008 at 11:33 pm
(53) sarai says:

thank-you so much for this information i was having second thoughts about having my tubes tied but after reading all of you ladies comments im happy i went into this sight before i had it done thank you again and im sorry that all of you are having so much pain hope you find a doctor that can help you get better i will pray for all of you

August 20, 2008 at 8:52 am
(54) Shannon says:

I had a tubal done in 96 after my 3 c-section. I have been having the pain and chronic yeast infections since then. I have also had CTI, MRI, sonogram, blood work. The dr. told me I should be checked for sexualually transmitted diseases. I have been with the same man for 21 years, you can only imagine how that went over. I am having the pain today, still after 3 tylenols an hour ago and still can’t stand the pain. What is wrong with dr.’s today? I have been treated for depression, kidney stones, you name it. And still nothing, just pain. I do know if I drink lots and lots of water it helps and I also take caprilic acid for the yeast and that seems to help alot. Good luck, if anyone finds a cure, please let us know.

September 1, 2008 at 9:52 am
(55) Laura Lehr says:

Hello Ladies. I too had a tubal about a year ago. I gained 20lbs in a couple of months and became the devil. I was so moody, my periods got worse, pain in the lower abs all the time and felt like I was in a fog. I’ve been to the Dr. and they said nothing was wrong, I thought I was going crazy as well. About 2 months ago I had very bad cramps (like giving birth), I passed huge clots and a lot of bleeding like never before.
After that day I feel like whatever was causing the problem was gone. My body cleaned itself out of whatever was building up from the tubal. I’ve lost all the weight, my moodiness is gone, and I feel great!!

September 2, 2008 at 4:06 pm
(56) jessica says:

Hello.I had my tubes tied about 6 yrs ago.I have pain,cramps,uti’s,heavier bleeding,longer periods,sick to my stomach,gained weight,headaches,hot flashes,sweats,swelling,you name it.I am now 32 yrs old and it is only getting worse.I never had any of this til i had my tubes tied.I would not have it done if you are thinking about it.

September 3, 2008 at 6:48 pm
(57) Lovie says:

Oh my goodness ladies this is so real I am reconsidering having a reversal tubal. I thought it was just me I just recently had my tubes tied im young Im only 26 will be 27 soon. and I have a nine year old it hasnt been a year yet and I have gained weight and get twinges of pain in my ovary region. Doctors seem to think they know everything I’m in school to be a surgical RN and I am here to tell you my body has fallen to pieces since my recent tubal I’m EVEN willing to go and spend money out of my own pocket because my insurance dosen’t cover. So yes It is true with any kind of surgery the body changes. Its just one of those things to get a doctor to understand that. GOOd LUCK LADIES!

September 7, 2008 at 3:28 pm
(58) Laura says:

I saw a comment on there about the Mirena IUD. You want to stay away from this type of birth control. this will only cause more problems. I was sick right after getting the MIRENA and then had to have surgery to have it remove. I went with the tubal since I had to have surgery any way

September 8, 2008 at 1:10 am
(59) Alisha says:

Hi ladies. I can feel for each one of you. Chronic pain is something that can stop you in your tracks. I had my tubes tied in 2002 when I had my third c-section. I have experienced problems since that time relating to menstration and pain. In October of 2006 I noticed that in my c-section scar site there was a bump. At first I thought it could possibly just be scar tissue and went on with it. By December it was larger and I was frequently having to stop to catch my breath the pain was so intense. After being misdiagnosed by a doctor, I had one surgery that did not correct the problem. Four months later I had another surgery to remove was is called an endometrioma. In July of this year I had a partial hysterectomy and finally I am pain free. For all the women who are considering having their tubes tied, I would recommend that you very seriously look into all the possible side effects prior to deciding on this. Most unfortunately doctors often believe that they know what it going on with our bodies better than we do ourselves. This is not the case. Listen to what your body tells you, don’t give up, and find a doctor that will listen to you.

September 11, 2008 at 12:12 pm
(60) Melissa says:

Thank god for women like all of you.I have 3 children and was going to get my tubes tied. Now I have changed my mind.Thank all of you.

September 12, 2008 at 7:16 pm
(61) kelly l says:

i too am having all these pains & symptons and then some. i have 3 kids(single & twins). had 2 c-sections and tubal at the birth of my twins in 2000. in 05 i started having pains from my belly buttons to my knees. plus all down my legs and all around my back. alot of pain along c-section line and groin area. i’ve been to almost every doctor and specialist. all tests are negative and they have told it’s in my head to see a shrink. it’s my body-i know what & how i feel and what i feel isn’t normal. my skins feels dead. i’m trying to find a doctor that will actually listen to me and believe what i tell them is true. i don’t know where else to turn. i can’t work and miss out on alot of time with husband and kids due to pain. i’m happy to see that i’m not the only one that feels what i feel. any suggestions feel free to email me saalza2215@yahoo.com

September 17, 2008 at 6:41 pm
(62) Nedia says:

I have been having pains for the longest time i got my tubes tied in 2003 after my third child all of which where born vaginally with no complications. I have sudden sweat break outs in the middle of the night, bad pain on my side feeling like a contraction. I have been to the doctor several times never to have a diagnoses of what may be wrong with me. I was told that eating and drinking things with caffiene can cause the ovaries to have some sort of effect. Like you all it kind was something that i knew wasn’t normal never had any problem before having this procedure. I am so scared becuase i have had a laparscopy and was told that one of my tubes is open. I don’t know what to do?

September 18, 2008 at 3:46 pm
(63) Lynn says:

i had my tubes cauterized back in 2001 when i was 29 yrs old and have regretted it ever since,not only do i have horrible cramps,but my periods last for up to 2 weeks now..heavy flow would be an under statement,most doctors deny there is any side effects but but i can say that is a lie,i was fine before my tubal never had any problems,another side effect is weight gain that is extremely hard to lose..if i could go back in time i would run out of that hospital!

September 20, 2008 at 2:29 am
(64) kat says:

Hi all…. I am 35 and living ALSO,,, W/pain on my right side ech month since having tubes tied. I had my operation in 1997 at the time I gave birth. I also should note that I had a vaginal birth after c-cect, which later I found to be NOT GOOD… Back then I was on medicaid, and my doc I suppose didnt think I should be “learned” about possible risks, etc. Looking back it was more or less a sign here, and no woory situation. Back to the subject,, ,I have had problems with periods, night sweats, pain, migraines, and just feeling flat out crazy at that time each month. Yes, I have had Sonogram, mri, blood work ups, annual paps and so much more. Just to be told its basicly in my head. Last year I was given an endometrial ablation to slow or stop abnormal bleeding which is,,, ” burning of the cervix”… To no suprise it apparently didn’t take. My periods are worse at times, same pain, and still night sweats. Im at my wits end… Doc aid it could be scar tissue, and given doxycycline, and provera combintion. Next it will be a hysterectomy he stated. I dont think I should have to have another operation,,, esp.. at my age. This month I am so sick, late, and so swollen in my abdomen. I look every bit of 5 month pregnant.. Any advice??? Thoughts…

Thanks to all.

September 20, 2008 at 10:29 am
(65) kelly l says:

i’m the same person as comment #61. i’m just curious how many others have been put on pain meds to find they don’t work. that’s when the docs really think you’re crazy. i’ve been on vicoden and percaset and a few others-only to find that they don’t work unless you take the whole bottle. not something i wanna do when i have to take care of 3 kids. any comments to that please let me know. i’m very curious. saalza2215@yahoo.com

September 23, 2008 at 2:26 pm
(66) Aspen says:

Oh my gosh! I thought I was the only one. I have been having worse pains after my tubal ligation than before. I am also having more UTI’s. I am really wanting to have a reversal. Would Medicare or Medicaid cover it?

September 26, 2008 at 2:52 pm
(67) Dawnette says:

I am curious about which type of tubal most women with this problem are having. I have titanium clips.

I am experiencing intense cramps, lower right and uterine pain, and bloating.

Is it the metal??? Are we reacting to the metal being placed in our bodies??

September 26, 2008 at 5:56 pm
(68) katrace says:

i’m glad i read this i was thinking about getting my tubes done but i can’t stand any pain i have 2 girls and a baby on the way i thik im just going to get the shot again

September 29, 2008 at 1:31 pm
(69) Samantha says:

I have three kids i had my tubes tied in feb 08. i have had pain everysince. the doctor just looks at me crazy. My legs stomach and thighs feel like they on fire!

October 6, 2008 at 10:04 pm
(70) Dec says:

I had the same thing, my tubes tied back in April of 2007 and I get cramping on both sides all the time. And once a month they get really bad. But I don’t recall anybody having bowel problems. I am always taking stuff to make my bm’s more solid. Then when it is even somewhat solid it is terrible. So now that I know I’m not the only person going through this. Please lets work together to figure out what is wrong.

October 11, 2008 at 6:22 am
(71) Tasha says:

i will like to know what ages are all of you, because my two girlfriends and my mom (29yrs., 26yrs., 42yrs.)all had their tubs tied and they are all find. they told me they are very happy they got the procedure done and they have no complaints and no regrets. i had asked them because i am considering the getting the procedure done.
do anyone know what age you have to be, in order to get the procedure done?

October 21, 2008 at 9:33 pm
(72) Hurting in jacksonville says:

I am so happy that I find you guys. I have abnormal cycles, but when it do decide to show up i get a bad pain in my right side.The pain hurts when i lay down , sit up or try to turn over in bed. I also get to the point I can’t walk or it hurts when I do. I have been put in the hosptial and have had several sono, cat scan , colon. and everything else you name . All the test come out normal. The only thing that is abnormal is a large amount of blood show up in my urine. I am not able to see the blood but it shows up in the urine tests. I am now 35 and this has been going on for about 2years. I had my tubial in 2001. I have two kids both c-section and i miscarrige. I am so scared. please advise. do anyone have the blood showing up in there urine also.

October 22, 2008 at 11:40 am
(73) cindy says:

hi………I had tubal ligation 10 years ago; since then I always felt a light pain on the right side of my pelvic area, now it is a full blown pain,I feel it in my right side it takes my leg, i fell pain in the belly , i can’t sleep, i have to get the pain comfortable in oder for me to feel somewhat better. my right ovary is full, that’s what a E.R. doctor told me .I feel no control of my body.no pain killer takes it for good; yerterday i took 2 motrin 800 each nothing it did…..maybe the Gyn doctor pinch me a nerve during surgery.

November 8, 2008 at 12:30 am
(74) Megan says:

I had my tubal done in August after my 5th child (and 5th C-section). It was heavily recommended to me to have my tubes tied this time around because I have a history of complications. My 5th was actually an oops-baby, as I already knew the risks that came with being pregnant again.

It’s been almost 3 months since then and I have constant sharp stabbing pains in my left side. I’ve had them ever since the pain of the C-section wore off after a couple of days. It’s not where the C-section scar is, it’s further out than that. Sometimes the pain is extreme and has me in tears, and other times it’s tolerable, but these sharp stabbing pains are always there. It feels like something is ripping apart inside of me. I can’t even pinpoint exactly where they are, but even just touching my skin on my left side can make it hurt worse at times. It honestly feels like I’m being stabbed from the inside.

I don’t even know what to do.

November 11, 2008 at 1:55 am
(75) Misty says:

I am 31. I have had 8 pregnancy Six live births. 5 vag 1 lost at 7wks one lost at 10 weeks dnc done my last was a c section. My last three I had to take pogesterone to prevent loseing them. Due to hormone levels not being what they should be. I has ill during most of my pregnancies. I lost weight 30 lbs or more each time my last pregnacy I ended up on bed rest and went in to preterm labor at 28 weeks I took medication for seven week. my doctor found that the baby has breech and she had to try to turn her. I went in for the turning and found that I was 5cm already and the baby was sideways. I was 35 weeks. My husband and me had talked about haveing a tubal and final decided that if a c section was a have to we would do it. on that day everything happened in 45 min no joke. the doctor said she was setting up a emergancy c section I mentioned the tubal she said ok and the next thing I knew I was in the operating room and she had delivered my daughter and was cutting my tubes. Ever since I have regerted haveing this done. But, my main problem is the pain I have sharp pains In my lower back and in my left lower stomach area sometimes on the right but mostly the left. dull and aching then the sharp bring me almost to tears. My periods are now 8 days or more and very heavy 6 days ( Like the day after birth), 2 days more like regular. and spotting for 2 to 3 days. severe cramps. and my hormones are more like full term pregnancy I cry at everything and overly emotional. I also get over whelming pains in my upper stomach off and on that can last 10 mins to hours. Sometimes I feel as if something is ripping apart under my scar. But everything I read on tubals there are no side effects.(ha ha) why if so many of us have these problems why do they still say there is nothing wrong? Has anyone found away to stop the pain? please help!

November 15, 2008 at 8:25 pm
(76) KAY says:


November 21, 2008 at 11:50 pm
(77) adriane says:

i just had my tubes tied 2 days ago and i’m
in so much pain i was scared but reading this i see i’m not the only one who is going threw this . i thought something went wrong but i guess not . i just hope it eas up some so i’ll be able to take care of my new born baby….

November 24, 2008 at 9:05 pm
(78) sara says:

well i had my tubes tied a year and a bit ago, and again with all the symptoms you all have…. i am going to talk to my dr about getting it reversed i dont care how much it costs, i would rather chance having another child than dealing with this ALL the time. in between and everything. so i have had the ultrasound as well and it was inconclusive, they are talking about me getting a hysterecotmy ( i am 23 and have 2 kids) they wanna put in an iud.. ive been on and off different bc’s for a year, and nothing is working, i go to the dr every month sometimes twice always about pain, and have to get swabs done every 2 or 3 months. i also have to miss a day or two of work, and have to go to the hospital every month for pain to get some help with the pain. my cousin recently got her tubes tied and is having the same problem and her dr said after her telling him about my symptoms that they are rare! doesnt look like its all that rare!

November 29, 2008 at 11:25 pm
(79) Jen says:

Hi all…:)

I am 38 years old and I got my tubes tied(clamped) 13 months ago. I have not had any pain since then like the other people have been talking about on here. I got my tubes tied after being on the depo shot for 15 years. The only problem I have had since getting my tubes tied is that i recently missed a period. I went to the doctor and had a urine style pregnancy test done and it came back negative. My next period is due on Dec. 5, 2008…I guess i will wait and see if it comes. If not, then back to the doctor i go…:) I do not regret getting my tubes tied but i have heard of people getting pregnant after getting there tubes tied and that does worry me. I have 2 children(18 and 15) and i really do not want to have more children.

December 4, 2008 at 12:25 am
(80) Dannie says:

I got my tubes tied three years ago and I wis I never did it about a year after I started having unbearalbe pains randomly in the month I would miss work because I would be doubled over in the bed with a heating pad no over counter pain medicine was strong enough. I would be sore after the pain was gone and could not push down on my lower stomach I could not walk when the pain set in. It stopped after about one year, but it was the worst I went to every kind of Dr you can think of but no one could help me because the vaginal ultralsound came up negtive. I want to get my tubal reversed wish I never had it.

December 8, 2008 at 5:42 pm
(81) amy says:

I had my tubes tied about two years ago. This last year I have had so much pain when I would have my period that it felt like I was in labor. I went to my OBGYN several times and we tried several things and nothing seemed to work. She sent me to a specialist to see if I had endo or adenomyosis. I described everything to the specialist and he just knew I had endometriosis. He told me that we had three options. The first would be to have a Lscope, Hscope and a DNC. The second would be an ablation. The last would be a hysterectomy. Seeing how I am 28 I was not really sure that I was quit ready for the last two steps. So I opted for the first choice. I had the L, H scope and the DNC three weeks ago. They found a lot of scar tissue on both ovaries. The right side was the worse. The scar tissue was pulling the ovary out of place and my uterus had adhered itself to my colon. They went in and cleaned all of the scar tissue out. I started my period two days ago and I do have some cramping but nothing as bad as it was. I believe if you are having pains like I was having ask your doctor about any of these procedures. If you would like to contact me feel free!!

December 13, 2008 at 2:43 pm
(82) kelly l says:

i need some help ladies. i’ve had this pain for over 3 years. i can’t get a doctor to believe what i’m telling them about the pain. they all say it’s “NOT A WOMAN THING”. i know where i feel the pain and it is a woman thing. how does anyone get any help from docs when they don’t listen to us. it’s our bodies.

had my tubes tied in 2000 and this pain started in 05. the pain is so widespread and intense at times that at times i don’t wanna get out of bed. but all the docs say is that since all the tests are negative that theres nothing wrong. and when i tell them pain is worse during my periods they say it’s still not a woman thing. i don’t know who to turn to now. do i contact a lawyer-what??? i just don’t know where to go now. any suggestions????? i’d love to hear from anyone with help. don’t know how much more of this i can take!!!! saalza2215@yahoo.com

December 18, 2008 at 4:47 am
(83) Ginger says:

Hi lady’s i just had my tubes tied abought two month’s ago after my third child and im haveing realy bad pain thought it was menstral cramps at first after reading your stories not so sure now it doubles me over most of the time i have to take 800 milegrams of motrien i had three c sections and they were my pain pill’s after im going to call my doctor tomorrow as now im worried

December 18, 2008 at 4:49 am
(84) Ginger says:

oh and onemore thing i haven’t gotten a period in two monthes is this normal?

December 18, 2008 at 5:21 am
(85) Ginger says:

also tasha said her mom and sister’s had there tubes tied and are fine my sister had her’s tied to and is fine and told me to get it done because id didn’t want anymore kid’s i wish i wouldn’t have had my tubes tied excrucating pain in both sides that doubles me over i have to take pain pills now haven’t been to the doctor yet as i had my baby in october and was waiting to see if it was my period because i haven’t had one yet but after reading these comments some lady’s haven’t gotten one well i hope to find some answer’s and best of luck to all of you

December 19, 2008 at 1:00 pm
(86) Abbey says:

I had my tubes tied four almost five years ago and ever since I’ve had problems. My periods have been wacky and heavy and I have blood clots and sometimes twice in one month. The cramps get so bad that I can hardly move. I also get pain thru the right hip and leg. I have gone for ultrasounds a few times looking for uterine tissue and nothing has been found. I even had a scope done about three years ago with no luck. I have been put on numerous medications as well as birth controls to try and help regulate me but nothing has worked. The most recent doctor has me using a birth control called Merina. Now its knocked my periods down to a five on a scale of 10 where before I was at a 12 in pain during my periods. Up until today when I started researching tubal reversals it had never dawned on me that all of this mess started after I had my tubes tied and that all this mess could have been because of that. They can reverse the proceedure which also might help insurance to help pay half if not all of it. Its something I am looking into now. I’m glad I’m not crazy like most other doctors have made me feel in the past!

December 29, 2008 at 9:46 pm
(87) kelly says:

hello, i suffer from alot of these symptoms and have not been able to get help yet. i’ve been suffering for over 3 years. i’m curious to know if anyone that has been suffering with this has actually had their tubal reversed. and if you did are you now pain free. do you notice a difference. saalza2215@yahoo.com

January 20, 2009 at 3:07 am
(88) Amy says:

I am right along side of you women. I had my tubes tied right after my daughter back in 2005 and since than my periods have all been coming sooner, heavier and more painful! I keep getting UTIs as well…talk about a pain in the ***, its a monthly thing now, light bleeding, cramps like i’m going to start, a very PAINFUL feeling mainly in the right side like i’m being stabbed or someone is ripping out my lower body parts…its almost unbearable at times. My kids can’t jump on me, heck the 5 lb cat can’t even pounce near the c-section scars it hurts so bad…I feel like part of my life was taken away after having 2 c-sections…its nice not to be pregnant but i’m wondering if birth control would’ve just been better!! Keep the chin up and your eyes to the sky and plenty of good pain killers handy….Thanks for sharing ladies, I hope these bonehead doctors can figure out some ‘cure’ soon!! Take care all of you and be healthy as much as you can!!! Amy

February 4, 2009 at 2:45 pm
(89) Lisa says:

Seriously, Go in to see a massage therapist ALL OF YOU that are talking about these pains. I suffered them BEFORE and AFTER I got my tubes tied. I can not remember the name of the muscle she did but she rubbed the muscles right in the hip/stomach areas-had me let my leg(s) hang off the side of the table when she did it and WOW. She told me that MOST women have problems like the pains I was having because when youre pregnant those muscles are stretched and beaten up like crazy. And seriously, I go in to see her when needed- a 2 year old is kinda heavy to haul around and that also ‘pulls’ my back/neck out and gives me these stabbing pains again and each time she does it I am 150% better. I dont have ANY pains in my neck/back/stomach and it is SOOOOO nice. But, if you guys want anymore info on exactly what the muscle is and all that let me know and next time I go in I will write it down. (sweet_1_1983@yahoo.com)
I went and had surgery thinking I had endometriosis and had them tie my tubes while they were in there and well, after I healed from that the pains were back and everything! I went in and saw her and BOOM I felt better then I felt in years. I had these ‘pains’ after I had my first daughter and she is 8 now so I had these pains for YEARS.. it effected my everyday life so seriously try that before you waste money like I did having tests done for something they couldnt even find an answer to.

February 8, 2009 at 12:54 am
(90) wendy says:

WOW I wish I would have read about having my tubes tied before I did it. I had my tubes tied three years ago and have been in pain ever since. My cycles are very long 8 days or longer and some months I have them 2 weeks apart. I never had this problem before my tubes were tied my cycles were very regular. I have been to several doctors and they all think I am crazy they have done test and nothing ever shows up. I’m at a loss as to when the pains will ever go away. It also does not seem that I will ever have a normal cycle again.

March 4, 2009 at 4:24 pm
(91) monique says:

Hey everyone. I got my tubes tied in November 2007. Every since then I have been have pain on my left side. Sometimes it get to the point where I can not move at all when the pain strikes. My cycle has been on its own schedule and I bleed so heavy to where I have to wear two pads at once. I never had pain like this before I got my tubes tied but one thing that I do know, I am going to find out what doctor can reverse it. Like one of you guys said you gained weight. Before I got my tubes ties I was losing weight and now its coming back on. Also when any of you got your tubes tied, when your cycle came on it felt like you was having contractions? But anyways I am so happy that I found someone who is having the same problem as me and I am not alone. Maybe one of us can find out what can be done.

March 8, 2009 at 9:35 am
(92) nicole says:

Same thing with me…It almost felt like I needed to push..lol! I swear I thought I was going to die. Then when I went to the docs she told me it was very common after having ur tubes tied…ok, so why didn’t u say that b4 I did it?? I’m 26 with 3 kids (2 are babies – 20 months and 5 months) and I seriously do not want to deal with this forever!?! I went back on the bc pills and it seems to have lightened up…but Why do I have to take the pill after getting my tubes tied?! Wasn’t that the whole point? uggg

March 14, 2009 at 2:10 pm
(93) Tamika says:

I also had my tubes ties about 3 weeks ago and am experiencing this pain on my left side, but it just started 2 days ago. I thought it was kidney stones so i went to the Dr and got a prescription yesterday but reading this I am thinking different. I’m going to ask my OB when I go see him next week and see what he says but this pain is awful!
Then I will be trying the massage therapist and see if that works.

April 6, 2009 at 12:52 pm
(94) dawn says:

just had my tubes tie in feb . but i have bad pain on my right side . still not had a cycle but now i hear you could still get pregnant. is this right.

April 6, 2009 at 5:17 pm
(95) amanda says:

hey i just had my tubes tied january of this year and i have the same pain except mine bring me to tears sometime. i dont know what to do

April 6, 2009 at 5:23 pm
(96) tisha says:

hi im 20 years old with 3 kids all were c sections. i got my tubes tied january of this year and i have menstral like cramps almost all the time. sometime it hurts so bad it brings me to tears. i wish i would have found this site before.

April 23, 2009 at 11:46 pm
(97) Laurie says:

I’m having the same problems that I’m reading about all over this board…stabbing pain over my left ovary, weight gain, pain in my back, and I feel like there is something THERE pressing against my hip bone. Saw the doctor yesterday. He says that he thinks I have a hernia there. I had my tubes tied 2 years ago after being told in delivery that my womb was like tissue paper and it was dangerous for me to have children. I’ve regretted it ever since. If I could do it over again, I wouldn’t have done it. I would have requested my husband to get a vasectomy. I also fear that some day these backed up rotting eggs are going to haunt me. I should have trusted my instincts. HUGE regret. Broken hearted for all of you. I’m in the same sinking boat. RATS!

May 28, 2009 at 1:51 pm
(98) Becca says:

It will be 2 years in Nov since I got my tubes tied. Been having pains as well. I thought I was going crazy til I started doing my own research. Been having a new symptom though. Has anyone have been having pains during or after intercourse? My family doctor has transfered me to the OBGYN department, I go Friday to see them. Just getting tired of not knowing.

June 4, 2009 at 1:24 pm
(99) lisa says:

I had my tubes tied in 1994 and it definitely changed my body. I went from hardly no cycle to having horribll painful heavy cycles.I too have dull pains throughout the months,I cant keep track of when my cycle should come cause it’s never the same from month to month,heck I’ve even gone months w/o one.Unlike the rest of you, I do not regret having my tubes tied. The pain is worth it because I have 2 children that I struggle to care for now with one of them in college. I’m only 36 so at this point in my life although married don’t want to have to worry with birth control and the side effects from that.
I have had to have biopsies done due to abnormal paps that haved cleared up and yes my doctor said the problems I have could be from my tubal and yes I have had yo-yo weight.
Irritable bowl syndrome is another thing I have found is common amongst all of us. When I decided to have my tubes tied I was only 21 and people said oh you’re too young but no one offered the information on the issues after the tubal. So with saying that to all of you who are trying to decide…the information people have shared on here is truthful, but if you truly don’t want more children just have it done even if you are married who’s to say you will always be with him so him being fixed will do you no good.

June 5, 2009 at 3:23 am
(100) Neia says:

Pain with intercourse, before or right after your period. menstrual cramp,pain or burning with urination but no UTI(urinary t. infection) and if you had U/S(ultrasound) and no findings.
Please talk to you Dr. about possible endometriosis(only diagnosed by laparoscopy).
Good luck

June 15, 2009 at 11:28 am
(101) sydni says:

I had my tubes tied in 2001 after my second miscarriage. I have one child and docs gave me a really hard time about having it done. I was not married and only had one living child, I was not quite 30 years old. What I really wanted was a hysterectomy, but they just won’t do that if they consider nothing wrong with you. Never told me of any side effects though, just kept saying “what if you meet Mr. Right and he wants children?” I told them he could find them somewhere else. After dealing with the loss of 2 pregnancies, I could not bear the emotional pain again and my son was already nearing his teens. Anyhow, before my tubes were tied, my cycle was extremely regular, I knew exactly when it was coming every month. I did have fairly heavy cycles with pretty bad cramps from time to time, but I could deal with it. Also, several years before my second pregnancy, I started to be able to feel when I ovulated (not every month, and it was just a twinge, nothing major). Since I have had my tubes tied, my flow has gotten heavier, with large clots, and cramps have gotten worse, I never know when it will start, sometimes a week early, sometimes a week late and anywhere in between. I went to the docs a few years ago to complain about it, I was convinced there was enough wrong to warrant the hysterectomy now, but no. Docs did sonogram (belly & internal) and said that nothing was wrong, it is all in my head. Well, I kinda gave up for a little while, just decided to deal with it. Not sure if I just got used to it or if it really did fade, but that was only for a while. Now, I have only one week pain free a month. I have the worst mood swings ever. My breasts are tender the 2 weeks before and the week of, sometimes they don’t stop hurting. I get physically sick during my flow like morning sickness, and to top it all off now I am getting the most excrutiating pain during ovulation time (2 weeks after period). It feels like someone is cutting my insides out, and this pain lasts for at least a day. This past time it woke me from sleep and I am a heavy sleeper. Before now, I had considered this tenderness to be my uterus swelling for ovulation, and the slight pains from my IBS (constipation), I figured that the pressure from my colon on the swolen uterus caused the discomfort. Well, now this ovulation pain is unbearable. So back to the doctor, I go. First thing she asks is if I could be pregnant. I told her I would hope not since my tubes have been tied nearly 10 years. She told me it is normal for women to feel this. NORMAL??? Is it normal for a woman in her late 30′s to miss work several times a month because she is ovulating and then again when her period starts? This kind of pain can not possibly be normal! Well she gave me a pregnancy test and, after some convincing, she scheduled me for a new sonogram. She never said whether the test was positive or negative, only that she wasn’t going to give me an antibiotic right now. What is that supposed to mean? Oh by the way, I do get frequent UTI’s, but I had gotten a couple of them before my tubes were tied. Well, I hope this sonogram finds something and I can finally have my hysterectomy. My mom had 10 pounds of fibroids removed during her hysterectomy.

June 15, 2009 at 11:33 am
(102) syndi says:

Oh, forgot to add the my doc said that many women experience additional pain after their tubes are tied, but this fades over time. I have been nearly 10 years, how long is “time”? And is it supposed to get worse before “time” has passed?

June 15, 2009 at 5:21 pm
(103) Amber says:

I have been reading this board and I thought I would be the only one in this boat. I am 24 years of age and have two kids and had my tubes tied in March of 08. I have lower back pain, cramping like no other where it would bring me to tears, and my cycles are all over the place. Like this month I was a week late and 3 months before it was normal started on same day around same time, but this month was all weird and it always has me worried that my doctor didnt so something right. I have some pains in lower stomach like contractions but its really bad cramping that will bring me to tears. My lower back has been in pain for the past 2 weeks and nothing helps it. I wish I knew about the pain that comes after getting a tubal or I wouldnt of done it I would of got an IUD put in. I have been having IBS(runs) for the past month and a half which I have no idea what is causing it. When I do ask my doctor she thinks I am stupid and thinks I am just imagining all this pain b/c I am young and dont know what I am talking about.

June 17, 2009 at 12:28 am
(104) c cooper says:

I’m glad to know i am not alone, i had my tubes tides in 2007 and it’s been hell ever since.Firstly my periods are not consistent anymore.The pain is so bad and the bleeding is very heavy and to top it off whenever my period is close i get anxiety attacks my doctor told me that my body builds up stress due to the irregularity and to boot my last baby was c-section and sometimes i feel as though the cut is being ripped open again.Every month i have to visit my doctor when the time is near.

June 20, 2009 at 8:07 pm
(105) Amy says:

I have the same problem my tubes were tied in 2005.I went to a GYN in 2006 and to my surprise she told me she thought it was a bladder problem.After exploratory surgery I was diagnosed by a Urologist with a bladder disease called IC.You should look it up.You have alot of pain and discomfort cramps and bladder spasms and sharp shooting pain from the belly button down into the groin area and ALOT of pressure.I would have never thought my pain was from my bladder I thought it was something to due with getting my tubes tied.So if ya have alot of urgency to empty your bladder and alot of UTIS and bladder infections its worth it to have it checked out.Their is no cure for IC either you have it for the rest of your lives its were the mucous ling in your bladder has hemorrages in it.Hope this helps and good luck to all!

June 29, 2009 at 3:19 pm
(106) STEPHANIE says:

Wow, I am so amazed at how mant other women share in my situation. I had my tubal ligation after the birth of my 2nd child in March 2008, and I too have had unexplained cramps, pain, horrible backaches, headaches, extreme mood swings, abdominal pressure, dizziness on and off during the 2nd part of my cycle. This has been EVERY month for the last 7 months. A couple of months ago I was so nauseous and sick, even had food aversions, that I swore I was pregnant again. I am so tired of feeling so bad, that I totally regret having this done!! I was 35 when I had my tubal, and I did it, because my husbands dad talked him out of a vasectomy, stating that it could cause pain later. Needless to say I had an ultrasound last month, and the only thing they found was a small cyst on my left ovary, which DOES NOT explain the constant abdominal cramping on all sides. I get so depressed thinking this could be like this forever, and a reversal is not an option for me, financially or even considered because my husband would flip out. Anyway, for any of you that decide to do this, DON’T DO IT… I really feel I made a hasty decision while I was pregnant, and I feel that I should have considered other options to say the least.

July 9, 2009 at 9:19 am
(107) kleofa 1234 says:

I had my 4th baby 5 months ago it was my 4th c section and i decided i wanted my tubes tied as i didn’t want any more children and like all of you ladies i had no problems before i got my tubes tied now for the last 4 months i have been in extreme pain in my pelvic region and my back i have had pap smears and blood tests and internals and nothing so far but now they are sending me to hospital to have scans done and i pray to god they find the cause.
Being in this much pain all the time is starting to take its toll i can’t have sexual intercourse i can’t do anything to strenuous and looking after my 4 kids is a real task I have been so worried about it all i am really at my wits end.

My pain is almost exactly the same as all you other ladies its mostly in the left hand side but goes back and fourth to the right too! my back aces in conjunction with the pelvic pain and sometimes its in my right thigh too. it seems to be worse at night when i lie down in bed but i think that may be because when your busy through the day its a slight distraction from the pain and when you stop reality hits.

Do you think that having the reversal may fix the problem?

I don’t know if i can go through any more invasive surgery i feel like my body has had enough now!

July 15, 2009 at 1:20 pm
(108) csb says:

ladies i had mine tied 22 years ago the pain onley gets alot worse mine started about 8 years after i had my tubes tied that was in1987 ive had to live with alot of pain since. in would not avise anyone to have this done cause you will have some bad cramps every month i cant stand my self some time it hurts so bad, so if you cant handle pain very well dont have it done.

August 2, 2009 at 11:13 am
(109) devon says:

I had my tubes tied in nov. 2007 after my third child. i didn’t want any more children. so i did it even though i was so scared. i had pain from the time he did it. come to find out he bruised my right tube and i got a inf. from it. still with pain today and it is getting worse. every month a couple of days before my period i would cry from the pain. but for the past two weeks i have nauseated and pain off & on on my right side. I thought i could be pregnant to because this i show i felt with my last child. i go to the dr. this week so mybe he can give me some answers. Ive been wanting to have a hysterectomy due to all the pain & also due to my grandmother having ovarian cancer. but everone has told me they won’t do it. because im only 25. i just don’t know what to do. if anybody can help just let me know please. thanks katiesue181@yahoo.com

August 7, 2009 at 1:33 pm
(110) Brett says:

My wife and I have four beautiful kids, and we regret none of them, however we have decided it was our time to move on to the next phase of life, so we were talking about having me get a vasectomy. After looking at all the side effects I was scared off, and was just browsing around to see what the side effects of her getting her tubes tied might be in comparison.

After reading all of these comments, there is no way in hell I will even suggest it to her. I can deal with another form of contraceptive if it avoids either of us having to go through something so awful.

Thanks for posting what you have, it really helped me make an informed decision, and I wish you all luck, that you might find a resolution to your discomfort and misfortune related to your individual situation.

August 21, 2009 at 1:01 am
(111) Casey says:

I am so thankful to have found this site. I am 22 years old. And two weeks away from giving birth to my second child. I signed a paper to get my tubes tied. But just started to hear bad things from family and friends. I decided to research it on the internet and found you guy. I have seriously changed my mind. And am now getting marina put in. It will keep me from getting pregnant for five years. And I can always keep going back every five years to have it redone. I am a stay at home mom and can’t aford to be in pain. Thank you all for being so helpful to me.

August 24, 2009 at 2:01 pm
(112) brandi says:

Ladies I understand all to well what your all have went threw I decided that I would get a tubal done here a yr and half ago and I’m 29 with 5 kids and I have more pain now and longer cycles than I ever had before. I think it would of been better if I would of sent my husband in to get fixed.

August 27, 2009 at 4:55 pm
(113) Kate says:

Sorry to hear about all the pain you guys have been in. There’s one website I know of to find gynecologists that will not lie to you!!!!
It’s called omsoul.com
They actually specialize in the Creighton Method, a form of natural birth control.

August 28, 2009 at 11:23 pm
(114) Adriane says:

To all of you having problems…. This may help. I have expereinced the same thing and I had my tubal over a year ago. I have had constant pain every sense. I know that I have ovarian cysts that can cause pain, but any of you are experiencing the pain I have then you can relate. I finally got a diagnosis today and it may be something you want to check into. It is pretty painful to test for it, but it may be an option because it is not picked up on ultrasound etc. I have IC which is interstatial cystitis. Check it out on the internet. When the doc tested me for it today, he had to insert a cath(and I was awake :) ) and it did hurt. But, they first empty your bladder, then inject it with water, and then inject it with potassium. If it really hurts when they inject the postassium, then IC is the outcome. It may not be for everyone’s case, but I figured this bit of advice may get you somewhere. ITs worth a shot. I just know I experienced pain in the right side, but also stayed tender where your uterus would be constantly. I also experienced severe pain during intercourse. So, this tipped my doc off and he examined me, and finally I am on the road to treatment YAY!!! I hope this helps, and if anyone else has any questions, you can email me at dreewright@hotmail.com. Good luck.

September 15, 2009 at 5:06 am
(115) jannine says:

ive just had my tubes tied 17weeks now after having my son i get really bad p.m.s pains but this month ive had the pains and no period ive done a test and its come up negative so im lost. im scared and have deprsion and this is making fell worse. so what do i do next someone help me please.

September 21, 2009 at 9:05 am
(116) Tami says:

Yes yes yes I have the same pain but mines is on my lower right side every month before I come on my period and all while on it..It became worse after I had my tubes tied. I have 4 kids & had I did get PG in the tubes after I had them tied & burnt. It is a pain that hurts so bad on my right lower side feels like my side is going to cave in. PLS. Help

September 21, 2009 at 4:12 pm
(117) Shannon says:

I had my tubes tied in Dec. of 1997 after my thrid child was born. I too started having pain,messed up peroids, sever cramps, and large clots. It was to the point that i was bleeding for a month straight and having to wear pads and tampons in hope that i would not bleed through my clothes.I went to several doctors and all of them said i was fine. Your cycles change over time and what not. In May of 2007 I had to go to the ER because I had been bleeding since 4-1-07 and i was getting weak and all i wanted to do was sleep. This ER doctor actually done a pelvic exam and noticed my uteruswas inlarged. He then got me an appointment with an ob/gyn for the following day. The gyn done a sonogram(vaginal) and found lots of stuff that should not be there. They then done a D&C to remove everything, plus sent off the items removed to get checked out. I found out i was in the 3rd stage of cancer. Two weeks later i had my hysterectomy done.They removed everything.(ovaries,cervix, & uterus) I felt better after surgery than i had felt for years. I took the hormones for almost a year, but i did not like the way they made me feel. I even lost weight after the surgery. So please all of you women stay on top of it be blunt with them and keep at them! you never know if it is cancer… wish you all the best of luck with your case.

October 8, 2009 at 11:45 am
(118) Keli says:


I waited a year and a half after my 5th child to get my tubes done. All was great with my health, periods like clock work.

I have had pain on both sides, just above my pubic bone ever since. I can’t stop gaining wieght, my periods are flooding for 1-2 days, my periods are unpredictable and I spot after sex sometimes. My breast are sore, my moods are all over the place. I can cry at the drop of a hat.

The doctor who did my tubes took photos for me of the procedure. He cauterized my tubes. The awful things was, I researched the procedure. My doctor, “to ensure I don’t get a tubal pregnnancy” burned my entire tubes away. I had no idea that is what he had in mind. There are only short stumps and one is burned clean to the fallopian “flower”.

AGAIN, DON’T DO It!!! And Good luck finding a doctor who believes you when the pain and health problems come. If you had a hole in any other organ, they would certainly believe it caused pain. I don’t know what the problem is with doctors…

If your husband doesn’t want anymore kids, tell him you’ll hold his hand and still love him when he gets his vasectomy done.

October 16, 2009 at 2:52 pm
(119) Yazzie says:

I feel so bad for all the ladies going thru this pain.. I had a tubal 9 mths ago after my 5th child. I have no pains but I can really see a big difference in my mood swings( I get sooooo emotional and depressed)around the time my period comes-When ever it decide to come. I bleed heavy flow for 7-8 days..I never ever had it like this..I also think it may be link to me not being able to lose my weight quickly..After giving birth I always dropped weight soo fast.not the same.. well we will get thru this..SOmehow

October 17, 2009 at 3:13 am
(120) Kimberly Sowder says:

My mouth is on the floor right now … I had no idea other women felt the same way I do. I had my tubes tied 9 years ago I have been complaing that the doc tied my tubes too tight from day one. Lol …my husband thought I was crazy and a hiypercondrate…Over the years pain has gotten worse I am now 44. I have irritable bowel syndrome which has progressively gotten worse over last 9 year. I do feel like I am having contractions all the time…. I sleep on heating pad always…periods worse than when I was a teenagers. Weight gain was unreal after my tubes were tied… My stomach looked like I was 3 month pregnant and still does. (Doc said it would go down never has) Over the years the pain has gotten worse I have such severe pain in my lower back and ovaries, like so many of you on the left side all the time. Sometimes so bad I double over… lower back hurts like when you have an epidural. Difficulties after sitting and trying to stand up. When I last saw doc. I told him about my concerns he said do you expect me to fix all these problems? I told him yes and I never saw him again… 9 years is a long time of thinking I was crazy this has given me a peace I just hope I can find someone to help with relief now I know now I am not crazy…ladies do not have this done find another solution.

November 2, 2009 at 1:28 pm
(121) sarai says:

Hi-well unfortunately im glad that im not the only one feeling this pain after the tubal procedure. It 5yrs almost 6 for me that i had it done. I constantly feel the pain in the lower area (lt and rt). I have mentioned it several times to Dr. but doesnt seem to find anything. Now, i just dont even mention it b cuz i get those funny looks also. Has anyone been given a straight answer yet?

November 3, 2009 at 12:45 pm
(122) angellips says:

Hello ladies, I had my tubes tied in 07 and let me tell you it has changed my life for the worst. Every time around the time I ovulate I get these terrible pains I can’t breathe it’s in my pelvis area usually on one side or the other and when I get my periods wow it’s excrutiating pain in my pelvic area and in my back down my leg that I can hardly walk. I asked my dr. if it could be due to the tubal she said we say no but a lot of women have the same complaint so we’re studying whether it has or not. I never had bladder infections before and now I get them every 4 to six months I have lost all control of my bladder when I get my period and am seeing a specialist this week for some answers hope he can give me some anyway this site is great glad that I’m not alone will print some of your answers to bring with me. thanks I’ll keep you posted with my answers.

November 5, 2009 at 2:16 pm
(123) Jessica says:

After 10 years of living with pain I find all of these comments of my same problems. My uterus swollen as if I was three months pregnant stated by a doctor unable to go to the bathroom for days, pain that makes me feel like I’m having a baby to a point I’m unable to get up. With in the next couple of months I’m getting a tubal reversal I hope that will stop the pain i have lived with for 10 years

November 14, 2009 at 9:38 am
(124) Tami says:

I had a tubaligation 6 years ago, and an ablation 3 years ago, I didn’t start experiencing pain until 6 months ago. I saw a pelvic pain specialist (ob/gyn) had an ultrasound, they found scar tissue and a small amount of fluid behind the scar tissue. However, not enough to warrant anything more than pain pills. If the fluid increases, I’ll have a dnc if not, I’ll just have 2 days of pain every single month and take a very strong pain pill. I hate this answer, the pain is so horrific it feels like I”m in labor for 2 days. I have to say, the ablation was one of the best things I ever did, I had heavy bleeding to the point that I would stay home on day 1 of my period, that has gone down to nothing. I basically have no bleeding and 2 days of severe pain that I use naproxen and in extreme cases vicodin to manage, it atleast lets me function like a human being during those 2 days. I will continue to search for answers, as I don’t want to take vicodin for the rest of my life. Good luck, ladies!

November 29, 2009 at 1:46 pm
(125) Suzanne says:

I am so very thankful that I’ve found this site now rather than after surgery; my tubal is slated for January, but after reading all of these posts I suspect that I will cancel. I wish you all the best.

December 5, 2009 at 12:05 am
(126) chanteen says:

WOW !!! I”m pregnant with my 4th baby. 40wks and 5 days over due. Talked to my husband today about having my tubes tied. We both agreed to do it. But after reading you ladies comments hmmmmm I have to reconsider. Never had a female associate tell me they were having pains after that procedure. Then again it’s not something we’ve talked about. I appreciate you ladies comments. And also educating us on the possible side effects. I’m thinking twice. Will be talking to my husband on this. It will be up to me on what we decide. Because this is my body PERIOD. THANK YOU LADIES WISH YOU ALL WELL…….

December 5, 2009 at 11:19 pm
(127) natosha says:

I too had my tubes clamped on 3-23-08 after i had my 4th child! i dont have a period every month but when i do i am doubled over and in pain! my obgyn did an ultrasound and said it was normal but i dont believe that it is! he tried to tell me that i have endometriosis or cyst! then he gave me birth control pills to keep me from ovulating but if the worst of the pain is when i am on my period then hello you dont ovulate while you are on your cycle! my next step is exploratory surgery but it pisses me off because we do know our own bodies and i should have never let my mom and husband talk me into getting fixed! my periods have never been normal but they have never knocked me on my booty before either!

December 8, 2009 at 1:13 pm
(128) Cheri says:

Oh my gosh, Im both amazed and saddened by the amount of writes on this topic. I thought I was losing my mind. I had my tubes tied with my second c-section 3 years ago, I have lived with the feeling of the worse menstral cramps every single day since then, I get a sharp pain on my right side every month that takes me to the floor, I too have been to the dr. who says it may be scar tissue but doesnt listen to anything beyond that.I do have a huge rope size scar from complications from my c-section, but the pain is deeper than that I strongly feel its either the titaniam from the clamps or the fact that they are clamped off, if I had any idea this would happen I would not have chosen it. It is painful, annoying and very uncomfortable on a daily basis! Good luck laties and Im sorry you also deal with this.

December 10, 2009 at 9:01 am
(129) Erika says:

I had my tubes tied 5 months ago and I have the absolute worst menstrual pain I have in my entire life! I really wish I hadn’t had my tubes tied. Its gotten 2 the point I will pass out from the pain but the doctors don’t seem 2 have an answer for my problem. I don’t know what else to do.

December 15, 2009 at 9:52 pm
(130) Amber says:

I’m so glad I found this website, I’m 24 5 months preggo with our first child and we had decided long ago we really only want one child. I’ve have many problems with the pill and have tried countless different ones and my OB has agreed that if we really want it that he’d tie my tubes….not after reading all of your comments. I’m so glad there’s a real website out there that gives you the full details rather than just “weight gain, slight depression and moderate acne”

December 17, 2009 at 12:17 pm
(131) Mary Ann says:

I had my tubes clamped at the age of 24. I am now 37. I had extreme pain for 8 years with heavy periods and pain during and after sex. I had no insurance at the time so I tried to just live with it! At the age of 32 my mother convinced me to go to the ER after seeing me in such pain. The ER Doctor gave me an ultra sound and CT of the pelvic. The results were my tubes were inlarged and growing into my colon! I was scheduled for emergency surgey that day to have my tubes removed! Since I had them removed I have had diverticulitis

December 17, 2009 at 12:32 pm
(132) Mary Ann says:

As I was saying I have had diverticulitis 5 times. Which is an infection in your colon. At the age of 36 I had to have a full hystorectomy. I have two sons. My first was an emergency c-section and my 2nd was vaginal. I feel that having my tubes tide and having a c-section has been the cause of all my pain and health issues. I feel for any woman that goes through the pain and the doctor just looks at you like you are crazy. What works for some woman means just that! If I could turn back the clock knowing what I know now I would have never had my tubes tide! Best of luck and always do your own research and ask your doctors as many questions as possible!

December 20, 2009 at 5:00 am
(133) jennifer says:

I had my tubes tied 2 years ago and have been having sharp pains on my right and left side and right behind my belly button and i always get uti’s..i finally went to the hospital but they say that they cant find nothing.they put me on vicodin for the pain..im going to make appointment of my obgyn first thing monday morning..i wish i would never of had it done.if anyone else is having pains behind their belly button email me please..i need to know what is causing this pain..

December 29, 2009 at 6:15 am
(134) Kristin says:

Since it was a surgery, you could have endometriosis..many woman have it without ever having a surgery. BUT it can be caused by surgery. It is scar tissue that forms and can not be detected on an ultrasound. Only Lapascopic (surgery) I have this and it causes cramping even when I dont have my period. Sometimes is pulls and I can not get up from a seated position. The scar tissue can form on other organs too. hope this helps.

December 29, 2009 at 7:21 pm
(135) Dena says:

After having my 2nd child, I opted to get my tubes tied (right after the delivery, during the C-section). I didn’t want anymore kids or deal with another C-Section (I had had two). This happened in July of this year. My first period was extremely heavy and painful on the left side. After the birth of my first child it wasn’t this bad, and I never had painful periods. Every month, the left side hurts, down deep. Feels like the ovary or tube area. It’s sharp and aching and continuous for 2 days during the heaviest of the bleeding. I bleed so bad for 2 days I have to wear tampons and pads and change tampons every 2 hours, or else. Then by the 3rd day the pain goes away and the bleeding calms down. Beyond a doubt, I know it’s from the tubal ligation. No one in my family ever told me this; they all just thought it was normal and blew it off. Havn’t seen the gynocologist yet, insurance issues. Email denajo72@yahoo.com

December 31, 2009 at 11:07 am
(136) amanda.a-tennessee says:

hi! i thought i was alone on this matter, thank God not. here’s my story. i had a tubal done Oct 2005, every month there after i could tell the moment i started my periods due to my ovaries feeling like they were being squashed. my last pap test done 6 months ago came back abnormal, hpv, Dec 5th & 6th of this year i ended up going to the hospital due to pains in my lower left side, blood work and stuff came back fine, but had a cyst about 1in in size was on my right ovary, the drs couldn’t explain it had no answer, went to ob-gyn he said it was where i had 3 kids all c-sections, one dnc, and that the scare tissue was causing it, do i believe this, no. I’m only 26 years old and his option was a hysterectomy, he told me in a couple of months to come back and this would be done, does anyone know if it works?
i had another pap done this week, should know results soon and going back due to pain still there. ladies who doesn’t have a tubal DON’T GET IT, it’s not worth it. for the others who are in pain, we are bitchy for a reason, use it, there is no since in so many of us going through this for there not to be one dr that can help us, we shouldn’t have to live in pain, we bared enough having kids making the drs money. if i find more out i will update y’all, but seriously get evil and stay on thier rears, this is why they go to school.

January 21, 2010 at 4:42 am
(137) amanda says:

hi i had my tubes tied 4 months ago since then ive had severe stomach pain severe gas.i have 3 young children cant look after them properly lost my job. ultra sounds they found nothing.i end up at emergency twice a week get sent home with pills.i just put in a complaint at the hospital about the way ive been treated.it really helped in 3 days they are going back in to see if somethings gone wrong.if they find something i will let yous know.

January 25, 2010 at 1:15 am
(138) Dani says:

I too have had my tubes tied… and i am in the same boat as many of you… Arrrggghhh to my dr…

Check this site out… Might help someone!

February 2, 2010 at 11:57 pm
(139) SHAWNA says:


February 7, 2010 at 4:29 pm
(140) Ellie says:

hey ladies i had my tubes tied 17yrs ago,several ultra sounds,several blood test,ive had them testing me for alott,medapause,hpv,clamidea,cysts,several biopsys,hormone levels,overies,and guess what they say everything is perfect can you imagine that,i am so frustrared,this pain has gotten worse every yr,periods now 3 months late,,had tubes tied at 26,

February 10, 2010 at 10:41 pm
(141) Jenni says:

I am 45 yrs old now…When I was 30 I had a tubal ligation done…All was well until I had to have a hysterectomy at 35. Everything was taken bar my ovaries. I went into peri menapause within 2 years of the hysterectomy… : – (

For 10 years I have been suffering with chronic pain on the right side of my abdomin..I found out after a CT scan 5 years ago that one of the ligation clips was sitting under my rib cage…The pain has got worse over the past 5 years and I was sent for a CT scan today which revealed the clip is now pushing against my kidney……My Dr tells me it’s alright, DON”T worry about it, It’s not going anywhere…So, what do I do???let this clip keep doing what it want’s and stay in pain the rest of my life?………Anyway, sorry for going off topic but just wanted to let women know what can happen with having your tubes clipped and later having a hysterectomy…

February 19, 2010 at 2:51 pm
(142) keely says:

i to had my tudes tied after baby number 5. almost with in the week of having it done i was in pain most of the time. i am not one to complain and just suck it up and get on with life . its been 1 year since the op and i am now having pain during ovulation and during my period.it is even painful during sex…and yes it is now affecting my life. have been to my doctor only to be made to feel like a fool.I wish i had not had it done and taken the chance of baby number 6… The doctor wont fix my partner as he is on medication and it may affect him… well now this is affecting him and my family…

February 25, 2010 at 11:05 pm
(143) worried in sc says:

I had my tubes clamped after a c-section of my second child in Sept 2009. Ever since I have been having pain in my left and right sides… the overian area. I also have pain like my uterus is sore.. like a sore muscle and its been almost 6 months. I also still have swelling and a bloted look. My first child was 10 years earlier by c-section and I did not have the swelling or the symptoms I have had after having my tubes clamped. The Hulka Clamp. I have painful PMS symptoms atleast two weeks before my period and a heavier period. And I dont know if anyone has had this problem but along with the swelling and bloted look I have not been able to lose my weight this time. After my last preg I got back to around my 145 to 150 and now I keep at the 165 to 170. If anyone has any answers yet would be great!

February 28, 2010 at 9:00 pm
(144) Latishia says:

I’m 25 yrs old and decided that I didn’t want to have anymore kids ,because my sons father walked out on us,so I decided to have my tubes tied and now,about 2 weeks before I get my period I feel and get so tired and then when i’m on my period its alot heavier and I get big blood clots and the pain is so bad I feel like i’ve been beat in the stomach and my lower back with a bat or stabbed a bunch of times.The Doctors didn’t tell me I’d be in so much pain after I had it done except where they went through to tie them and they said that would last 7-10 days,well that pains stopped but I’m in twice as much pain with my back and stomach,I wish I would have seen this website before I had it done.I’m seriously thinking about having it reversed,the pain is so bad at times it wakes me up from a dead sleep and I toss and turn for hours at a time.If anyone reads this before they have it done . Don’t Do it the Doctors only tell you what you want to hear..

March 2, 2010 at 1:30 pm
(145) April says:

Hello, ladies I reached this site researching sideeffects of haveing tubes tied. My sister and I where just talking about the pains we have had since we had are tubes tied. I had mine done after my thrid child, and every since then I get these shape pains, and sometimes in my back. My right leg even goes week sometimes from the pain. And my periods are unbarable everymonth. I even went through a time of bleeding for six months straight and lossing 40 lbs. I was sick to look at and was to weak to do anything. I seen the OBGYN that tied my tubes and he was not concerned. My primary docotar on the other hand was very concerned and sent me on to do more testing. The never did find out what was going on but after being medicated on several different types of Birth Contrale the bleeding stopped. Sometimes the pains are so sharp I feel like I am in labor all over again. I can’t walk or even sit down. I even have problems peeing sometimes because it hurts so bad. I have alos had problems with my tail bone since I had this done. And had MRI’s and exrays done and they show nothing, except that it is not invereted and was never that way before. My doc. thinks it may have been from my pregency. Any ideas?????If any of you have any information I could present to my docotor I would gladly use it. I want this to stop, why don’t they tell you about these problems before you have this done. I am not a docotor and will never clam to be, but this in not noraml nor fair to use wemon. We go through enough in life as it is.

March 4, 2010 at 12:37 am
(146) christine says:

WOW! I have a consultation tomorrow. Guess what Im NOT doing? I am 38 and scared to death of getting pregnant again. I have 3 children 19, 16 & 6. I have always had this fear that I will be 40 & pregnant. Guess I will take that chance. the pill does not work for me. all three of my children were conceived while taking it faithfully. Thank God I decided to do a search before my appointment.

March 4, 2010 at 1:20 am
(147) Debie says:

I’ve been having a dull ache in my lower r side for almost 3 months.My urine test showed micoscopic blood a culture showed yeast infection then the next week a uti.I was given meds.The next week still the micro blood and uti and protien.Still had the pain.On pain meds and med for uti.2 weeks later Dr.ordered Ultasound.The ultasound didnt show my ovaries plus have free flowing fluid.If your ovaries aren’t seen will they be able to see the tubes? I talked to the Drs. nurse.I see the Dr. next week.I’m still having the r side pain.

March 20, 2010 at 5:10 pm
(148) HEATHER says:

I had my tubes clamped in September. I have had heavier periods and pain. I also have horrible cramps and back pain. The doctor said it was scar tissue. I now get diarrhea, I mean horrible diarrhea once a month. I am assuming all of these symptoms is from the surgery. I get horrible pains in my sides too. I have a friend that has the same symptoms and she had her tubes tied 7 years ago. I don’t recommend having it done. My sister though, doesn’t have any problems since having hers done. So there might be hope for some. Just not worth it to me now. Thinking about have the clamps removed and going on birth control or having my husband get a vasectomy.

March 27, 2010 at 5:21 pm
(149) Debbie says:

I’m still having the R side pain.Went to the Dr. last week.He is sending me to get a Colonostimy (sp) as a precaution from my family history of colon cancer.I had my tubes tied and burned 19 yrs ago.I’ve been going to the Dr. for almost 3 mnths.The Dr. said it’s either my ovaries appendix or colon.My ovaries weren’t seen on the ultasound .If it isn’t my colon he’s going to refer me to the gyno.

April 5, 2010 at 5:54 pm
(150) rachael says:

so glad to see all your comments i have had 4 c.s. and after my daughter was born 8 months ago have had chronic pain in my lower back,and abdoman nothin helps

April 11, 2010 at 11:39 pm
(151) Kate says:

The symptoms that so many of you describe are awful. I had my tubes tied during my c-section delivery of my final two children. I asked my practitioner to let me see the stitches, and she dropped the curtain, so i actually got to see everything…..I have not had any pain, and am very relieved to no longer have to worry about birht control. I had had excruciating pain every month when I got my period from onset when I was 12, so I got on the pill when I was 19 to regulate it (worked wonders, I no longer had to curl up into a fetal ball for three days every month!), and had been on the pill for nearly all of my adult life. The only “side effect” of my ligation is maybe a little stubborn weight gain. Maybe. And maybe it’s just that I’m now over 40.

April 18, 2010 at 2:40 pm
(152) sean says:

My wife suffers from pain, mood swings. she says things to me that are crazy and her periods are off, erratic. i wish we could afford to have her tubes reversed so, she can have her life back.

She had her tubes tied 11 years ago. 1 year before we met. I started to notice a change 5 years into our marriage. Beware, Dont do it because it is not worth it and it destroys families.

April 24, 2010 at 4:42 pm
(153) Cory says:

Oh My, On April 30, 2010 I had a tubal ligation with the claps. I decided to get the procedure because I have 3 wonderful children all born vaginal with the lovely help of epidural :) . I can only speak of whats been going on. It’s only been 3 weeks ago. When I had the surgery I was already on my period. No Pain. Once I healed from the surgery no pain, No sex Pain either. I still breast feed at the moment. But the only concern I seem to have is last week I got kinda dizzy. I have never been dizzy before. I’m 29 and I don’t have any health issues. When i called my doctor they claim it was due to anemic. So I dranked water and ate healthy and notice the dizziness stopped the next day. I also noticed I needed more sleep because I had hopped up rather quickly. I don’t know whats going on but I will monitor any changes. Haven’t had second period yet to see if the pain that you ladies experience will happen to me as well. They offer a surgery called essure. I didn’t want that one. because i heard if it didn’t work you would have to come back and do it all over again. any ladies been through mild symptoms of what happens after tubal. i’m just concern with the dizziness at the moment…Email me at trulyblessed2627@yahoo.com GOD Bless you all.

April 24, 2010 at 5:11 pm
(154) Cory says:

Cory again from comment(153)….Let me add…..

If your deciding on getting this, it varies for everyone. I would pray and let GOD lead the way if its not meant to be you will notice the signs ahead of time with 3 no’s. Before I got mine I prayed and prayed about it and everything went smoothly. just be encourage and decide for yourself what is best for you and not go off of what I may say or others to discourage you.

I was determine not to have any more kids for myself. I can truly say the surgery has done wonders for me in the producing children area.theres is no more worrys on that. Sex use to be painful before surgery but not anymore. Had little pain before surgery during periods but now no pain. Every case is different. I got my tubes tied after 6 weeks of having my third child. The claps they use is plastics. Everything went successful and it was also my first surgery ever.

May 10, 2010 at 12:19 am
(155) karin s says:

hi ladies this has been rather informative and yet scary. all the pain you ladies have mentionned after your tubal im having now and i havent had a tubal. i was considering having a hysto or tubal hoping maybe having the procedure done would make the pain stop i cant stand it. now im lossing hope thinking nothing will help if i have it done and the pain start all over, or take the chance bc i all ready have the pain and hope it fixes things. im 27 and i noticed another posted odly enough same name as me Karin mentioned fybromialigia and my mother has it wonder if its coinsidence or not.

May 10, 2010 at 12:34 am
(156) karin s says:

guess i should mention i’ve never had children and dont ever want any nor does my partner. my pain knockes me out for at least 2-3 days. periods are never regualr very heavy and sometimes miss months at a time. nothing over the counter will cease the pain nor do heating pads or fetal position. when i was 16 the used to help but now now. my body does not tolerate birth controls tried 3 different types all the same result sending me into depression like stat. i finaly get t osee a gyno on the 27th was going to ask about having a procedure done now im not certain of what to do.

June 8, 2010 at 6:45 am
(157) Sasha says:

I am 24 years old… I just had my 2nd child in March of 2010… He was born by c-section and I decided to have a tubal done… well I was aware of all of these risk before hand… I done my research… but like an idiot decided to go thru with it anyway! Well, now almost 3 months later I am still having horrible sharp pain in my lower left side…. at times it is un-bareable…. IDK what to do… it hurts so badly…. Plus the amount of gas that I have is normally un-barable… I wish I had never had the procedure done….. its not worth the pain!!!!

June 14, 2010 at 11:52 pm
(158) eliza305 says:

Wow, I think I was never meant to do this..I had those 3 no’s from god like someone said and still I keep scheduling. My mom gets on my nerves about it as well as my MIL because I have 4 children with my husband and really want it to be my last, my baby is 4 months old only.

Im still hesistant ladies because I dont know whats worse to me, the pain or another pregnancy?

July 23, 2010 at 1:16 am
(159) Melgont says:

I had tubial ligation done after our 4th child 3 years ago and I have not had any problems at all since having this procedure! My menstral cycle is always on time and last for about 4 – 5 days! Some months it is a little heavier then the others but nothing to be worried about! I feel saddened by all the stories on here and the pain that some woman go through. I must be just one of the “lucky”ones that have a good outcome, or maybe it is the surgeons that perform the operation that is the cause of many problems for some woman!

August 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm
(160) Ab says:

I had my tubes tied following my 4th c-section when I was 38 and for the 10 months I was breast feeding everything was wonderful, I never felt so healthy and was in a state of euphoria. My problems started after I weaned my baby off. I suddenly suffered really heavy periods, constants UTI’s, terrible headaches and mood swings all month, extreme fatigue (to the point I’d have to pull the car over and have a sleep on the way to the children’s after school activities) and an inability to be happy, I was so cross all the time. Thankfully I have a very open and understanding doctor who suggested I visit Patient Advocates (www.naturalhormonetherapy.co.nz) Turns out my problems were not down to the tubal ligation but a hormone imbalance and low iron levels. My progesterone, which ideally should score 8, only scored 1. I’m now applying a natural progesterone cream and, thankfully for my family’s sake, things are beginning to improve.
The hormone imbalance is purely one of those things we suffer because we are women. I have friends that haven’t had their tubes tied but have suffered similar and additional symptoms to mine who have also tried the cream and they too feel as though they are getting their lives back. Doesn’t hurt to check it out.

August 21, 2010 at 5:30 pm
(161) Michele from Canada says:

I stumbled upon this site after looking up sites that might explain the symptoms I’ve been struggling with for 2 years.

I had a tubal litigation (titanium clips) in 2007 after a C-section. After the operation I had this sharp pain on my right side that got so bad they had to give me demoral in the middle of the night at the hospital. I had never felt such pain in my life, couldn’t even walk it was so bad. They thought I had appendicitis but scan revealed nothing, so they put me on pain meds which I took for 3 weeks. The sharpness faded but my periods were so bad, mega bleeding, blotting, clots and mood swings and headaches and the pain in the right side every now and then.

I always suspected I was reacting to the metal clips and I was the only one! Glad I found the site. And thanks to the post with the URL: http://www.tubal.org/symptoms_of_pts.htm

I have been struggling with a ton of symptoms since the birth of my last child and thought it was related to something else. I’ve been going through tests and ultrasounds, all coming back fine…. I thought I was going crazy didn’t know what to do next. I’ve been telling people I feel hormonaly imbalanced, and its like riding a tidal wave every month.

My doctor prescribed me an anti-depressant as a last resort saying that a low dose sometimes helps the various symptoms I still suffer from:
-heavier period
-joint pains
-hair loss
-itchy skin
-low libido
-increase sweating
-headaches during periods
-fogginess, difficulty concentrating, memory loss

OMG the URL above covers all my symptoms, I should have followed my instincts about tubal being the cause, I’ll definitely bring this info to my doctor:


Thanks to all who shared their experiences, it proves there are definite risks that I wish I had known before going ahead with this procedure.

August 31, 2010 at 8:33 am
(162) Tracy says:

Hello Lady’s, I too had my tubes clapped about 5 years ago and have been having pain ever since. I am only 28 and have one child. I wasn’t given a option. I was told tubes tied or nothing. I wish I could go back in time to change that but I can’t. I struggle from day to day with the choice I made. I would love to have more children. And someday I will. I have been doing some research on the side effects of a tubal ligation. Did you know that there is a common problem with most woman who have had a tubal ligation. Most doctors to do not believe in PTLS which is Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome. I believe it is real and I believe that something needs to be done to make doctors believe. The only cure for PTLS is to have a tubal reversal. Now a tubal reversal is very expensive. I believe any woman with PTLS symptoms should be able to have her tubes untied for free. Here is a web site that explains PTLS better and gives you a list of symptoms. http://www.tubal.org/symptoms_of_pts.htm

August 31, 2010 at 3:22 pm
(163) Amber says:

I do feel somewhat better after reading these posts, but here is a question that I have for you all. I had my tubes tied 9 months ago. After 3 months I had not started having my period so I went back to my OB. He started me on a steroid and I started, but ever since then it has been a nightmare. Every month I have my normal period, which is heavier, but I also have a darker discharge about 9 days after the beginning of my period. I feel like I have a period all month. I have not seen anyone else mention this and wander if there is anyone else out there with this symptom.
I have been back to my OB now 3 times since having my baby 9 months ago. I try to take into account that I had twins and then a baby girl all in 16 months, but this is getting old. My dr. has checked me twice and says that there is nothing there. I just know that I will feel better if anyone else is also having these same symptoms. It is very worrisome to me.

August 31, 2010 at 3:30 pm
(164) Amber says:

This site has made me feel a little better about some of the things that I am experiencing after having my tubal 9 months ago. But, there is an issue that I am having that I have not seen mentioned. I am having a constant dark to blood discharge almost all month long. I never had this till my tubes were tied.
I had not started after having my baby in Novemeber so I went back to my OB and he started me on a steroid, which jump started my period, but ever since then, I have a heavy period and then about 9-10 days after the start of my period I begin with the dark discharge.
I have been back to my OB 2 more times and he has checked and said all seems normal. I feel like, he looks at me, like I am crazy. I hate that it seems I have a period all month long. Has anyone else had this issue?

September 11, 2010 at 8:57 pm
(165) TRICIA says:

i ALSO HAVE HORRIBLE PAIN Only on my right side the pain is worse then having a baby most times.. my periods went from only having it 2-4 days til having it pretty much a week and very very heavy flow which is normally when the pain hurts the most.i actually cry from the pain and normal pain dont bother me..i wish i never did it but i figure my last baby in april ended up being c-section might as well while they were theyplus im 38 with a 20 month old now and a 5 month old i dont need anymore lol

September 17, 2010 at 4:13 am
(166) thea says:

WOW!!!! Just went to get a pelvic and abdominal ultra sound TODAY!!! I had my tubes tied about 1yr ago and I just turned 29 today. I breastfeed for about 6 months and I didn’t get my first period until about 3 months later…. which was THE WORST period I have ever had ( throwing up and excruciating cramp pain, which I had never had before) and then after that I was having really sharp pain in my left side. I went to the Dr. and she told me to get an ultra sound… Well I have no insurance and 2 kids so I couldn’t afford it so I put it off hoping it would go away. Sure enough every time I do have a period I have constant pain it has now moved to the middle. Just learned yesterday though that a side effect from this procedure is CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN… Nobody warned me about this. Way to young for chronic pain.. It was REALLY good to see that I am not the only one because I kept doubting myself. I am going to print some of these out for my DR.

October 8, 2010 at 8:40 pm
(167) Jean Adamson says:

Hi Ladies,

I am writing because of an experience I had yesterday. I was having terrible cramping, brought on by taking a product call MMS- Miracle Mineral Solutions- please look it up, I would strongly suggest that you consider taking this product, on the website MMSonline.info you can read about it in an e-book. But just start with 1 drop the first day, 2 drops the second day, etc. Do not do as I did and take 30 drops at once. Too strong and no need for it. This product is a natural mineral that the blood cells recognize as oxygen and therefore will take it to the cells to deposit as it would oxygen. But instead is delivered a payload that can destroy all harmful bacteria and viruses, without causing harm to the cell- although not mentioned, possibly scar tissue.

One thing I experienced, lying in bed with those powerful cramps, I put a far infrared pad on my stomach. It did not sooth at all, possible the cramping got worse, but when I took it off, something interesting happened. I voided water from my colon and the cramping immediately stopped. The Far Infrared technology for those that are not familiar- heats the body from the inside out.

What if due to the tubal ligation you are not able to completely void from the colon? You might be able to find a company near you that sells this product, if so they like to let you test the pads, for minimal charge, it might be worth finding out about.

We are involved in setting up Integrative Medical clinics and I would like to know if anything helps. I am so sorry for the pain that you are experiencing. I pray that a solution can be found. Jean healnow12@gmail.com

October 9, 2010 at 2:03 am
(168) Daniel Bridges says:

I’m not a woman or anything but I came to this site looking for the same answers most of you ladies have. My wife has had two children, the second was by c-section. afterwards she had her tubes tied and now she is experiencing a pain so bad that it hurts me to see her feel this way. Theres not even anything i can do i feel helpless sitting back watching her hurt, trying to make her as comfortable(which seems to be impossible). I NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 11, 2010 at 1:16 am
(169) Maggie says:

Well, Honey i have had my done since July 2010 and i have had it since then. I go to my doctor and she said it was in my head and i am not to happy. I had a Pap Smear done and the doctor told me that i had pre-cancerious cells and they did a bipsy in March 2010. It was negative. Now my doctor said that I have to do another one in December 2010. I don’t know when to expect my periods or anything now. My month goes 1 week of no pain, 2 nd week i feel like my body is trying to get pregnant and 3 and 4th week pain pain like I just want to go to my doctors and tell them to take everything out. When i get my craps i feel like i am in labor again and again and again. I wish some one would do something.

October 26, 2010 at 12:04 am
(170) Renee says:

Hi ladies, PLEASE take a look at Dr Sherrill Sellmans book or site. You will be shocked to read about womens health and why we are getting so sick! http://www.whatwomenmustknow.com

November 8, 2010 at 11:10 am
(171) Deirdre says:

I had my tubes tied January 2007. Almost a year after I had my twins. I have 2 older children as well. I wanted the procedure done while I was havng my c-setion, but the dr claimed I lost too much blood. Now I wish I hadn’t done it because every month I get this huge ball of pain on my left side. It doesn’t always go away after my period, but gets worst when it comes. I haven’t been to the dr because my husband was laid off and we have no isurance right now. I want to go to the ER, but I don’t want to get turned away with no help either. Last night I put a heating pad on all night and I woke up this morning feeling like this is it. This pain is almost as intense as a contraction. There has to be a cure. I can stand this pain anymore. I am always sleepy here lately and it has been almost 4 years, and I still look pregnant. My weight goes up and down and it is frustraiting. Even when I loose I still have this belly. Someone please help all of us.

December 10, 2010 at 4:35 am
(172) Kate says:

Has anyone considered the titanium clips used for tubal ligation are causing the chronic pain? I had extensive laperoscopic surgery 4 years ago, during which a titanium clip was used to clamp of a haemorrhage. 3 days after surgery I felt like forceps had been left in me. The pain continued for relentlessly and I had to go the a pain clinic to try and manage it. At the clinic they said many women who had tubal ligation with titanium clips have had terrible pain that went away on removal of the clips. I cannot have my clip removed since it would mean risking bowel perforation. But 4 years after surgery I still have pain which now radiates up my back and into my shoulders.

January 5, 2011 at 7:59 pm
(173) Jennifer says:

I have pain in my right side as well. I had my tubes tied 5 years ago. I have back pain they say from sciatica. I have to have an ultrasound tomorrow because my insurance will pay for it . I had a pap smear last year, it was fine, but now I CAN ONLY have a pap every 2 years. I had the thin prep. I think my tubes were clipped and burned or something. they also think that my uterus is getting thick and that is why my cycle is soooo heavy.

January 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm
(174) Melissa says:

I had my tubes tied in Oct 2009 everything was fine…..but for the last 5-6 months the incision above my vaginal area has been sore, and swollen. Sometimes if I move the wrong way it will hurt. But it only seems to happen when its that time of the month. Well last night It was sore I looked at it and I have pencil tip size hole. OMG the Dr wont see me for another 6 days.

January 21, 2011 at 1:49 am
(175) Roxy says:

I am glad that I am not the only one with these problems. I have had my tubes clamped in 2002 after my 2nd child. And I have had nothing but all the same problems as a lot of you. With very heavy bleeding, cramps , and the unbeliveable pain.
You would think that with all these women having these pricked that they could find something to help us!

January 26, 2011 at 7:52 pm
(176) brandi says:

i also am looking for some anwsers i had my tubes tied 8 months ago was hopeing that this was a temp side affect but i see now it could go on forever its in my left side and my uterus it hurts soooo bad and i dont want my doc to think im crazy im glad im not alone i this i aswell will print some of these out for my doctor i have 5 kids if i didnt get it done who knows how many more there would have been and my husband is too affraid to have got it done him self

February 7, 2011 at 1:33 pm
(177) Riss says:

thank you all for your comments…i was just debating on whether i want tubal ligation done since i have three children and all csections…i really want another one but my husband is debating and most of our family members are saying it’s not a good idea since 4 csections can be fatal…but now that i’ve read your testimonies, i’d rather stick to my birth control than to go through the pain you are all going through…

thank you all for your testimonies!

March 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm
(178) JSK says:

Stumbled across this site.. Amamzed at the amount of us women are suffering. I had my tubes clamped in 02 will be 9 yrs this April. I was very ill before the pregnancy and they wanted me to abort. i refused and gave birth to a beautiful girl.. They however insisted I had no more children. I felt forced to have the procedure. a Few years later I was healthy again and told sure you could have more kids had you not had your tubes done.. I suffer monthly, the pain is unbearable and I could never afford to have the reversal.. I am devasated that I can never have another child. I hate my ob for doing this to me without a warning.. All i want is another child and I will continue to pray for the rest of you.. xoxo Hurting In ONTARIO..xx

March 24, 2011 at 2:17 am
(179) rachel says:

I had my tubes tied oct of 2010 and havent stopped bleeding since and I have gained about 20 pounds. Is this normal. I also have had the same pains that everyone else is discribing. Some times my husband looks at me like im crazy or just want attention when in fact I feel like im going to die. The other day I couldn’t even get off the couch without feeling like I was going to pass out. Please is there any help out there any advise on what to do. I don’t know who to expalin it but I just don’t feel right.

March 27, 2011 at 12:14 am
(180) tricia says:

I had my tubes clamped a year ago in april after my thrid child. i had to have csection so they went ahead and did the procedure then. i then had an infection in the hospital and 6 weeks later surgury for appendix then 4 more weeks later hernia surgury. i have pain so bad sometimes i cant move and all that helps is a heating pad. it happens worse when i get my period but the pain is all month long. so i alwayz thought it was just all the surgurys i had done but after all u ladies comments i now think it is my tubes. sometimes it feels as if my lower abdomine is swollen and it hurts to bear down. what can i do to contol pain does birth control help any or going and having it reversed please i need help the pain is to much anymore. please contact me with any options .

April 21, 2011 at 6:12 pm
(181) Jessica says:

Hey everyone!
My tubes have been tied for 4 years now after 2 back2 back c-sections. I was 21 years old when its was done. I have been reading all of theses entries here and new articles and now it is very clear all of my issues are related. My right side pains,my scar pains, the heart palpitations and anxiety attacts my 3 week long periods my tiredness my head aches my bloated look, my weight gain the pains that bring me to my knees at random times and go away right away. My fits of rage that are followed by depression my discharge and on and on…. I have been tested for iron problems,thyrod problems, edomitriosis, have pelvic check after pelvic check been on all kinds of birth control and had so many blood test needles no longer upset me! But every time my doctor is looking for different things based on one or two symtoms. Now that I know about the syndrom and have shown it to my primary doctor he has decided to send me back to the obgyn who did all 3 operations to get more testing and to work together to find out what to do. I am going in 5 days I will repost after I know more. Feel free to email me. Decafeplez@yahoo.com

May 9, 2011 at 12:46 am
(182) mother of 2 says:

YES! This how I feel. I have gone to so many gyno dr and they all tell me the same thing. I have had sonograms, exams ect… and all dr tell me it may be scaring or just pms. Here my story: tubes tied 3 years ago I was only 21( hard to believe, but very true. Long Beach Memorial allowes it if you are at least 21 and have had a least one child.) So, its been three years of hell. I have the worse periods any women could have, I am scared to go in public during my aunt flow visit because its so heavy! The 2 wks before are painful hell for myself and my family. I have extreme moodiness I have to carefully control it or I may lose a very good husband and family. I hate living my life like this. NO ONE understands what its like to walk on egg shells around your own self. I use the period tracker app on my cell so I know when its coming and can plan my life and to help me understand when and why I have certain pains or moods. **hope this helps in whatever way***

May 17, 2011 at 8:28 pm
(183) Tara says:

I have finally found people with the same/similar problems! I had my tubes tied Sept 2nd 1999(also my 4th childs b-day) i was 23 at the time. I have experienced terrible pain in my ovaries sometimes i can only lay in a fetal position! if i try to stand or stretch my body it feels like i’m ripping my ovaries apart!! I have no insurance & no money so most likely i will suffer the rest of my life:( I have to pee all the time! if i sneeze, cough, jump rope with my kids, exercise, laugh to hard i pee myself….i hate it…I used to be so active now not so much…i wait for the pain in my ovaries to come & go & in between that time i pee.

June 22, 2011 at 2:48 am
(184) tara says:

I have been experiencing the same pain and problems since I had clamps put on my tube… But have had no insurance to do n e thing bout it… However I have heard rumors bout the clamps being recalled… I called the Dr that done the procedure n asked bout it n he said mine were recalled n he had sent me a letter but unfortunately he mail the letter to the address he had on file which was my x husbands address…

July 15, 2011 at 8:59 pm
(185) CINDY says:

Hi, I also had my tubes tide after 3 c-sections. And after 7 years I still have pain on both sides. I also have a heavy menstral flow and some times i wont have one at all, i cant due 200 sit ups a day like i use to. if im lucky, I can only due 50, it took me 5 years to even due 10. It’s been a verry slow healing process,Ii hate the bloating,I dont know if my comment will help, I use to feel like I was the only one that felt this way but reading everyone’s comments helped. Thanks..

July 22, 2011 at 2:28 pm
(186) Brandie says:

I had my tubes tied after my 10th( 3 live births, 1 still born, 4 miscarriages, 2 terminations) pregnancy in 2001. Since the procedure I have become more predictable where PMS and my cycle are concerned. I do have sever pain in my pelvic area and sex is excruciatingly painful. I have seen several doctors and specialist and they all agree it is endometriosis. They suggested I go on the pill with a higher testosterone however I grew hair in places that it should not be and I gained a considerable amount of weight. They also suggested surgery to remove it. I am now considering the latter. In addition to the pain, since having my tubes tie I get migraines regularly which I never had before and I smell smells all the time. I can not describe the smell but I smell it and clean furiously to rid it. I have to sleep with lavender oil under my nose just so I can sleep at night without smelling the smell. Sounds crazy but this is normal as I have found from other women too.

August 10, 2011 at 8:12 pm
(187) dawn says:

I’m so glad I’m not a lone. I’ve had 4 pregnancies. 3 live births. My last one I decided to get my tubes tied and the doctors warned me that I could have bad menstrual cramps and heavy bleeding and some women stop periods all together. They also said that it could effect my hormones, increase the chances of cancer and cysts, and throw me into early menopause. Having another baby could be just as dangerous for me, so I opted for the surgery. I’m not getting strong menstrual cramping, I’m getting sharp stabbing pain/charlie horse feeling pain mostly on my left side and a dull cramping in my back. If I walk not even 1/2 a mile it stops me in my tracks and makes it very difficult to move. Sometimes the pain is so bad I feel sick to my stomach. I’m tired ALL the time. I’m sore all the time even though I do basic activities. I’m loosing weight but gaining girth (always fun) and I’m lactating off and on. I’ve gone to my doctor several times (never does an examination) but she did do blood tests and found my vit. D is severally low and my hormones are similar to a breast feeding woman. I stopped breast feeding 2 years ago, really? My periods ,at first, would start off normal but get longer and longer apart. still heavy, but I haven’t had a period for over 50 days. time before that was 41, then 30, etc. They also did an MRI for un explained headaches and found fluid behind my left ovary . They rechecked me and the fluid was gone. I’m glad I’m not alone and I hope we all find solutions for this debilitating issue(s).

August 18, 2011 at 12:47 pm
(188) Shamika says:

I’m so glad that I’m not crazy and that it is women going through the same thing. My heart goes out to all of the ladies that are having these pains. I have to agree that they are unbearable to deal with.I am also having bad back pains as well as the heavy bleeding and cramping. I’m unable to care for my son for at least 2 days by myself. I had my tubes tied in April 2011 and I got it done after my c-section. I told my doctor about the pains that I was having and he gave me Naproxens to take and he put me on birth control pills to make my periods regular. Well the pill doesn’t work because I can’t remember to take them everyday. I work and is unable to keep popping meds. I wish there was a better way to deal with this pain. My prayers are with all that is having these issues. God Bless You Ladies.

August 18, 2011 at 6:52 pm
(189) Misty says:

I have been having alot of the same symptoms that I have read here. I had a tubal ligation done six years ago after having two vaginal deliveries. And now I regret it. My stomach stays bloated all the time, looks like I am about 5 months pregnant and I have abdominal pain and back pain. My periods are unpredictable and I use to never have any problems with my cycles. It is really confusing of what is causing these symptoms. A lot of the same symptoms I am having, I read are the same as I.B.S. I really dont know what to do, I am getting so tired of the discomfort and I dont have health insurance..

August 18, 2011 at 7:19 pm
(190) Misty Dawn says:

I have been having alot of the same symptoms that I have been reading here. I had a tubal ligation done 6 years ago after having my second child. My stomach stays bloated, looks like I am about 6 months pregnant. I have a lot of pain, especially on my left side and also my back. I have gained quite a bit of weight and have alot of headaches. My period is unpredictable. I feel like I have alot of pain around my ovaries. I wish I knew exactly what was going on in there. I regret having this done and I dont have medical insurance, so I cant just run to the doctor.

October 1, 2011 at 3:27 pm
(191) Victoria says:

I am so glad I found this page! I am so sorry that many of your doctors and families have blown you off.

I had tubal clamps placed after I had my daughter and I have suffered from pelvic pain ever since. At first it was mainly just through intensified periods and during or after sex. Over time I started to notice dull pains on a more regular basis. Sometimes the pains would be sharp or feel like gas. I told my doctor how painful it was and how it had interfered with my desire to have sex. She did an ultrasound that didn’t show much. She said the most likely cause was scar tissue coming from the clamps possibly wrapping around my ovary or even pulling on my colon. Also, My pain was mostly in my left side.

I had surgery yesterday; she did an investigative laparoscopy and it was in fact a large chunk of scar tissue. She removed it and I should be able to heal up quickly (it was an outpatient procedure). She did also say similar scar tissue can result from tubes being tied and/or burned as well. I hope I feel 100% once I finish healing but I am very hopeful now. This really was driving me nuts. We shouldn’t have to live with constant pain- if you have been blown off by your doctor please get a second opinion.

October 20, 2011 at 6:34 pm
(192) Lori2099 says:

I had my tubes clamped in Feb of 2010. I have never had so much pain in my life. Ever since I had the procedure, I have had pain on my left side especially when ovulating. Just this month while having “relations” with my husband I felt a large burst on my left side pelvic area. The pain was so severe that we had to stop and I could not walk. I have been in pain 24/7 since with cramping and a dull pain throughout my hip and back. I just went to the doctor who told me that I have to have my fallopian tubes completely removed and it still might not fix the problem. I would not suggest any women to have the procedure done!!! I would however suggest that we make our husbands go through their procedure, I have never heard of them going through pain for more than 3-4 days and its done in the office, not in an Operating Room. Hope this helps.

November 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm
(193) mother of 3 says:

Wow is all I can say, I am a mother of 3 two boys and a baby girl, and I’m 25 after having her we decided we didn’t want anymore kids and I wanted my tubes tied, my husband was against it however I wanted it done and now I regret doing it. I am having crazy pain just like most of you and not really eatting, nor into sex with my husband just wanna lay there because I don’t get anything out of it. I apology to you all for what you all have to deal with, and i wish i had done research before getting my tube tied.

November 18, 2011 at 6:47 am
(194) Noe says:

Wow… I thought I was crazy dealing with this pain every month I’m happy to find that other women have the same issue & pains that I have. I had my Tubal Clamp done in 2009 after having my 4th child by c-section. My husband & I didn’t want to have anymore kids & since I was going to be opened up I would have my tubes done at the same time. Now I regret having it done I’m in pain every month when I get my period on both sides at first I thought it was cramps which I rarely dealt with before tubal clamp. My periods are off I’m either late or early so that is hard to keep track of each month & my moods each month well let’s just say you don’t want to be around me a week before my period starts. I wish I had done research into this. Then I wouldn’t be dealing with this pain.

November 25, 2011 at 1:10 am
(195) Sandy says:

Ok, I have had this issue for 21 years….since the birth of my last child, when I also had a tubal during my c-section. In 21 years…I’ve been through 3 or 4 OBGYNs…and none of them has ever acknowledged that they had ever heard this complaint before. Look at how many of us are sharing the same symptoms!!! How could a single Doctor out there claim they have never heard this complaint before?

My pain was controlled fairly well by Motrin, and had always lasted any where from one to three days a month. I’m now 50, no signs of menopause yet…and the frequency of the sharp, left side ovary pain is no longer on a monthly basis. My guess is that it has something to do with ovulation. As I get older, produce less eggs….the pain decreases in frequency.

The new complication for me, is that I now have rheumatoid arthritis, and I have to take Celebrex…which means I cannot also take Motrin. This month, because of the drug interaction issue…I couldn’t take the Motrin…and I feel like I’m going to pass out from the side pain!

Ever get so desperate for the pain to stop that you would resort to cutting your own ovary out?? I swear…if a Dr. does not figure this out soon…I might just do that.

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