What You Need to Know About Tubal Ligation Removal

What You Need to Know About Tubal Ligation Removal

Tubal ligation is a permanent birth control option that surgically changes a woman’s body by tying off and fusing the Fallopian tubes so that they are no longer able to release eggs that can be fertilized. Tubal ligation reversal is one way that a woman who has had this procedure can become pregnant.

The Tubal Ligation Removal Procedure

Reversal of a tubal ligation is a surgical procedure that is done with the assistance of a microscope and is generally performed in a hospital setting or outpatient surgical facility. The surgeon removes the portion of the Fallopian tube that was tied or cauterized in the original surgery and reattaches the two ends to make a complete tube.

Recovery is relatively minimal and should only take a few days. Most doctors recommend avoiding strenuous activity for the first couple of weeks to ensure that healing is well underway.

Chances of getting pregnant after tubal ligation removal

Tubal ligation removal is a good choice for a woman who wants to regain full function of her Fallopian tubes and be able to have multiple pregnancies. After a tubal ligation, many women opt instead for IVF or in-vitro fertilization, which does not require surgery, but instead is a one- time procedure to aid in achieving a pregnancy. It doesn’t restore fertility the way that tubal ligation reversal does.

As for getting pregnant after this procedure, up to 75% of women who have it done are able to achieve a subsequent pregnancy, according to the Mayo Clinic. The procedure generally leaves the patient with one functioning tube in the long term.

Other factors can complicate the chances of getting pregnant after the procedure, especially if only one tube is left viable, but with the right post-surgery regimen and good information, you can greatly improve your chances of achieving a pregnancy after having the tubal ligation removed.

How to Deal With Scar Tissue After Tubal Ligation Removal

One of the biggest hurdles women face after having a tubal ligation removed is scar tissue. In fact, many of the conditions that affect fertility have a direct link to the presence of scar tissue in the Fallopian tubes, in the uterus or on the cervix. These can include pelvic disease, endometriosis or even a simple abdominal surgery like having your appendix out when you were in high school. Any time there is scar tissue present in the abdomen it can have a ripple effect on the ability to conceive and maintain a pregnancy.

Here are three natural therapies that you may want to use to help your body dissolve scar tissue and increase health of your fallopian tubes…

1. Systemic Enzyme Therapy

Systemic Enzyme Therapy can help break down scar tissue that impedes pregnancy. With an effective regimen of this type of therapy, there is a much better chance of complete restoration of fertility and eventually pregnancy.

While you might think that the surgery alone is enough to restore fertility, there are real and noticeable benefits to taking the time for systemic enzyme therapy before getting pregnant. The main one in this case is the reduction of scar tissue, but also important is its ability to reduce blood clotting, improve circulation and detoxify the blood and the body for pregnancy.

Depending on how severe the scaring our clients have seen great results beginning at 3 months of use, some sooner. It will be different for every person, depending on the amount of scar tissue present.

2. Abdominal or Fertility Massage

Massage is another natural therapy that could help support fallopian tube health after tubal ligation. One of the greatest benefits of massage is the ability to break up adhesions and increase circulation, which is beneficial for healthy fallopian tubes.

There are three options for massage when it comes to supporting fallopian tubes after a tubal ligation. You can find a massage therapist who specializes in abdominal massage (or better yet visit Clear Passages for specialized treatment), you can book a consultation with a Mayan Abdominal Practitioner, or you can learn how to apply Self Fertility Massage at home.

Benefits of Massage for Fallopian Tube Health:

  • Massage helps to break up scar tissue*
  • Increased circulation aids in tissue elimination*
  • Helps to reduce inflammation*

*Note: Do not start massage until you are completely healed from your tubal ligation surgery. Check with your healthcare provider before you start using massage.

3. Castor Oil Packs

Castor oil therapy has been used for centuries for helping with healing issues in the body and more specifically the reproductive system. By applying these packs positive benefits such as softening of scar tissue and increase of circulation to the area they are applied. Castor oil packs are best applied prior to performing Self Fertility Massage. Both of these therapies should not be used while you are menstruating or if you think you may be pregnant.

Preparing for pregnancy after tubal ligation removal
The final piece of the puzzle for getting pregnant after tubal ligation removal is to get healthy. Increasing your activity level and improving pre-conception nutrition to include more protein, whole grains and dark, leafy greens is a great way to get off to a good start before your baby is even conceived. Getting and keeping healthy are the best gift you can give yourself and your baby.



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  1. Will this work WITHOUT having hulka clips removed?

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Lindsay!

      Tubal ligation (clips or otherwise) is not something herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies can reverse. This program is intended for after that is done medically to support fallopian tube health.

      Take Care!

  2. I have had my tubes tied since 2002 n I would like to now if I un tied my tubes I could become pregneck. Do I go with my Doctor that did my tubilazation or I could see any doctor. Or is there any other way I could become pregneck.by taking medication or herbs..thank you.

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Blanca!

      I can not say for certain if you will be able to conceive naturally after tubal ligation reversal. This will depend on the health of your fallopian tubes and reproductive system post procedure. We do not know of any way to reverse a tubal ligation other than surgery which your doctor would have to do. He/she will be able to share with you your option and also offer insight into the healthy and function of your tubes post procedure.

      I wish for you peace and you research your options!

  3. I have had my tubes tied since October 2007 and since than I divorced my ex husband November 2009 and now I am married again it’s been six months now and my new partner and I want to have a baby is there any hope for me please let me know.

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Veronica,
      That which is suggested here is intended to be used to support normal fallopian tube health post tubal ligation reversal. These herbs, supplements and natural therapies will not reverse or undo a tubal ligation (only surgery can do this). While there is no way for me to know how you and your fallopian tubes will respond to the procedure of opening them or reversing your tubal ligation, there may be hope yes.

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  5. hi there

    i have had both my tubes removed 7.5 years ago as i had 4 children , i since have a new partner an we would love to share a baby together i am healthy i can have babies etc i just have no tubes for the sperm to fertilise my eggs what can i do to fall pregnant ????? please advise me whats the most easiest way to conceive

  6. Yes I am one of the woman of tubal reversals and scar tissue can be on my tubes. Red clover vitamins works great to removing scar tissue. Before taking any natural vitamins I researched for a year, please to say for scar tissue removal is one of the many benefits of using red clover. Please any questions google it, then ask your doctor. There’s so many natural vitamins to help and heal ourbodies rather than expensive surgery. Certainly if we don’t know it can hinder our progress in achieving a healthy pregnancy. Blessed Baby dust to all!!!!

  7. I had a tubal reversal Sept 2010, we conceived 3 months later and it ended in an ectopic. We conceived again 7 months after that which ended in a miscarriage at 6 weeks. It’s been nearly 6 months since then and nothing is happening. I just found this site and am so excited to try some of these things out.

  8. i had a tubal in 2005 and an ablation in 2008.i want to know is there anything i can do to heal my uterus. i want another childand is it possible after tubal and ablation. has anyone gotten pregnant after tubal and ablation and tubal was reversed

    • Hi Kim,

      Many women with tubal reversal have gone on to have children. I am not sure about the combination though. Self Fertility Massage, Castor Oil Packs, Wobenzym N and Raspberry leaf are all great ways to support uterine health, removal of scar tissue and adhesion formation.

      Best Wishes,


  9. Hello I had my reversal in may 2011 and have been trying to conceive, only to find out my left tube was blocked and my right tube has to much scar tissue. It had a cyst, I just had the cyst removed that’s when I found out about these other problems, so I searched and found this website. I am going to give some of these a try. I feel like all hope is not gone now, thanks to all your valuable information.

  10. This is exactly what I needed!!!! Thanks Hethir. I hopfullly will have my reversal in June. Pray that my husbands feet stay hot! Thanks!!!