Ask an expert

04 Feb 2009

5 years ago I tied my tube, now I would like to have another baby. Is there any hope for me or should I forget about having a baby. I' ve heard of Tubal Anastomisis. How does it work? Where can it be done? How much does it cost.
Are there any other options available beside Tubal Anastomosis?
Answer 411 views
Fertility expert
fertility expert

01 Jan 0001

Dear Sunshine

There are 2 options available when one has had a sterilization and want to have another baby. The first is a tubal reanastomosis and the second is in-vitro fertilization. Tubal reanastomosis is not always possible in patients and it depends entirely on the type of sterilization that was done and the length of the fallopian tube that may be available to form a reanastomosis. The cost of reversal of sterilization would be in the region of R 20 000 and R30 000. The alternative to a tubal reanastomosis is in-vitro fertilization and the average success rate for in-vitro fertilization is approximately 40% and the cost will also be in the region of R20 000 to R30 000.

Answered by: Dr Y. M. Dasoo
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
33% - 9321 votes
67% - 18652 votes