... im on the ring now which is great except for the constant vaginal dryness. But we have 2 children and do not want any more. So I want to get fixed and then dont have to worry or waste money on birth control, condoms, pregnancy tests. You know. Im been reading alot on both but any other input would be appreciated. Thank you
I had tubal ligation right after my son was born. Best decision ever! Mine was done by laparoscopy too. It was quick and easy. it was a little painful but not bad. You could probably be back to normal activity in a day or two at most! With Essure, they place the blocking devices and then you still have to use another form of birth control for 3 months until scar tissure forms around the devices implanted and then they can test to make sure you are fully blocked. Not all women get successful placement and full blockage of the tubes is a consideration with Essure. Tubal ligation, you are good to go right away. Tubal ligation is considered a little more invasive than Essure because it requires an incision with either general anesthesia or epidural block and Essure can be done in the Drs office. Tubal ligation is a pretty sure thing once they cut and clamp or cauterize the ends closed. Women who have Essure are at higher risk of having an ectopic (or tubal) pregnancy than with tubal ligation. They are both viable long term options. Essure has been used in the US since 2002 and tubal ligation has been around for many years, since the 1930's. Discuss the pro's and con's with your gynecologist, read all you can about both and make your decision as to what feels right for you.
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