Tubal Ligation

The cutting or searing of the uterine tubes.


  1. You may be placed on a special diet.
  2. Anesthesia may affect your mental and physical abilities for the next 24 hours.
    1. Do not drive or operate hazardous machinery.
    2. Do not make any business decisions.
    3. Do not be alone or drink alcohol.
  3. After 24 hours return to normal activity except restrict any activity that increase abdominal pain.
  4. Walk 10 minutes at least four (4) times a day.
  5. May remove dressing after 24 hours and shower.
  6. NO tub bath for 24 hours.

Call your doctor if you have any questions or if any of the following occur within 72 hours (3 days) of leaving the hospital:

  1. Fever of 101 degrees F or above.
  2. Chills.
  3. Pain not relieved by pain medicine ordered by doctor.
  4. Bleeding that saturates more than three (3) perineal pads a day.
  5. An increase in redness and swelling at incision if more than when discharged from hospital.

If unable to contact your doctor and feel you have an emergency, go the Emergency Department.