Tubal ligation aftercare
After recovering from the initial anaesthetic of the procedure and completing a few minor checks, you'll be allowed to go home.
Our trained staff will provide you with a detailed guide of what to expect after the surgery, and are on hand to answer any questions you may have.
It is completely normal to feel some discomfort and you should consider a few days of rest immediately after the procedure.
Some women experience vaginal bleeding or spotting. We recommend using a sanitary towel if you experience any bleeding. Discomfort, similar to period pain, is also common, and you may be prescribed painkillers for this. Contact us or your doctor for advice if you are still experiencing excessive pain after taking painkillers.
Depending if you have stitches and/or a dressing over your wound, we will advise caring for your wound following the surgery. Generally, however, you should be able to resume showering or bathing as normal once the dressing is removed.
Your sex drive should not be affected by the operation and you can begin having sex as soon as it is comfortable to do so. Long-term partners may not need to use other forms of contraception to prevent pregnancy, but remember that tubal ligation will not protect you from STIs.