Richard M. Levin, MD., PSC. | Phone: 502-584-7787 | Fax: 502-589-3842 | infertility@babies-by-levin.com

 
 
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Period Issues: It is not unusual for patients to some minor changes in their periods for 1-2 months following surgery. There is nothing about the tubal reversal procedure itself which should cause a change to your cycles however the stress of undergoing a surgical procedure and the use of anesthetic medications might cause you to have some temporary changes. Some women will have their period at the exact right time while some women will have a period come very early and other women will miss 1-2 months of their period. Generally this is nothing to be concerned with unless you think you are pregnant and having some bleeding issues.
 
If you think you might be pregnant, it is very important to document the pregnancy quickly and to make sure the pregnancy is within the cavity of the uterus and NOT in the tube. The first thing you should do to help figure this out is to do a home pregnancy test (make sure the urine for the test is not contaminated with blood as that can cause a false positive test. If the test is positive then contact Dr. Levin during his regular office hours. If the test is negative but you still have some reason to suspect you might be pregnant the contact us during regular office hours with the fax number of a lab near you and we will order a much more sensative blood pregnancy test. To help you find an appropriate lab try Laboratory Corporation of America at their locator link or Quest Diagnostics at their locator link.
 
If you are pregnant and having any type of bleeding problems then call 911 or go straight to the Emergency Room at the hospital!

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