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14 Feb 2004

electronic exercise belt OK?
I had my tubes tied 20 yrs ago. I would like to use the electronic exercise belt, but they say you must have no metal in your body.Did they tie my tubes with copper? Can I use the electronic exercise belt safely?
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01 Jan 0001

You would have to find out exactly what was done. If the tubes were cut and tied, this is usually done with suture material which would have dissolved by now. This form of sterilsation is often done immediately after delivery. If clips were applied, these are metal. This is usually done through a laparoscope and you would only have a small cut under the navel.It may be that the only way to know for sure would be to have an X-ray of your abdomen.

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